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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

FOUR STEPS TO YOUR NEW HOME

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   Give us whatever ideas, plans, sketches, and photographs or whatever you have to in regards to your family’s needs and “wish list” for your new home. This may include revising or changing existing plans or the development of a new design. Let us know which features you wish to incorporate in your home.

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   We will start designing your home, aiming to develop the best possible home to meet you needs and budget. We will give you a set of plans (rough floor layout and front elevation) for your review and mark-up. We shall then revise the plans to reflect your preferences, and give you this second set of plans for additional red-line correction, typos, mistakes and revision.

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  Once the Preliminary design is complete, we will proceed with creating the “blueprints” or working drawings. After we are finished drafting these, we will have you review them.

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   The final step is to make the minor revisions that you have indicated. Your plans should be ready within two weeks of completing the preliminary design. We will then print 8 sets for you to start building your new home. Each set includes: Four Elevations, Site Plan, Foundation Plan, Floor Plan(s), Cross Section and Details Page, and Suggested Electrical.

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KITCHEN DESIGN

If you do a lot of entertaining, the layout and design of the kitchen is critical. Most of your friends and relatives will congregate in the kitchen. It is a fact of life. Make the kitchen large enough to accommodate this or design a separate area to confine them. You could add a wider counter-top on the cabinets that separate the kitchen from the eating area and add a couple of bar stools to keep people out of the cooking area. You may want to add a central island or peninsula for additional work space and a serving counter. Make sure that you have good lighting in the kitchen. The use of recessed can lights will provide concentrated light in the work areas where you need it. You may want to have a separate pantry large enough to hold a supply of staple food products. This is a valuable element in your house plans. Be sure that you have counter space next to the refrigerator, stove, and pantry to set dishes on. Also, include lazy-susan corner cabinets below and above for additional space. There are a multitude of cabinet accessories that you will want to consider (i.e. wine rack, appliance garage, etc.)

MASTER SUITE DESIGN

The size of the master suite depends on the purpose it serves. If it serves only as a place to sleep, make sure it is a comfortable size to allow for a large bed, dresser, chest of drawers, and other bedroom furniture. Be sure you leave ample space for walk-in closets. You will need the space. If your master suite also serves as a private get-away, be sure to plan a sitting area in your bedroom. Also, be sure your planning incorporates the desired entertainment centre.

BATHROOM & ENSUITE DESIGN

The main bathroom should be design with your personal goals in mind. It must be planned for the needs of family and guests. Be sure to plan sufficient room for storage of towels and miscellaneous bathroom items.
If your Master Ensuite is a place of relaxation, plan for a comfortable spa tub. There are hundreds of different styles, shapes, and features including whirlpools, Roman tubs, body-spa systems, and even soft bathtubs. Pedestal sinks are in great demand today because of their graceful lines and exquisite design details. Check out the new products such as floor warming systems, towel warmers and new body spa systems, for the comfort of your bathroom.