Designing a residential building is a huge project which will require the help of several qualified professionals. However, there are some things that you can consider before approaching an architect, so that they will be able to get a clear idea of your vision and transform it into something that is both practical and beautiful. This article provides some simple tips and tricks which will allow you to roughly design the look and shape of your residential building in no time at all.
Size – The very first thing you need to work out is the size of land that you have for the building to be placed on. You should have all of the up to date plans of the plot of land that you own, including the exact measurements. Remember to leave space for things like car parks, if they need to be constructed outside of the building. To save space you can get the car park built underneath of the building. You may also want to have an outside area where residents can relax in a communal garden space. Of course this all depends on your budget, and what type of residential building you are planning to build.
Accommodation – Now you need to figure out how many residents you want to building to be able to accommodate. You probably have a rough figure in your mind. Try and work out if this figure is appropriate for the size of land that you have. You will want to work out the approximate floor space that is required for each flat or penthouse suite, how many bedrooms each one will have, and then times it by the number of people that you want to be able to live in the building to get a rough figure. Of course you can always build upwards, depending on the local council laws and the type of building that you are wanting to construct.
Style and Special Features – What style do you want your building to be constructed in? You can get inspiration from photographs in architectural magazines, or from online. Special features include things like a gym, sauna, steam room, a swimming pool, shops, restaurants or cafes, reception areas, or a grand sweeping lobby area. An architect will be able to work with you to create a building plan that is unique and special.