Designing Your New Home? Why You Need To Work With A Residential Architecture Designer

If you're ready to build a home from the ground up, you want to make sure that you get everything right, down to the last detail. If you're like most people, you plan to hire a contractor for the project. That's not where your design team should end though. You need to add a residential architecture designer. In fact, you should actually start with a residential design architect. You might not realize this, but a residential design architect can ensure that every aspect of your new home design is carried out in a way that breathes life into your ideas. But that's not all that a residential design architect can do for you. Here are just three of the reasons why you need to have a residential architecture designer on the design team for your new home. 

Provide Site-Specific Design Features

When it comes to building a new home, the project needs to start with a site assessment. The project can't get started until the construction site is ready to go. When you look at the piece of land you plan to build on, you may see bare dirt. But your architecture designer will see much more than that. They'll see the topography, the size, and the shape of the land you intend to build on. Your architecture designer can then use that information when making the designs for your new home. 

Work With Your Specific Design Needs

Now that you're going to design your new home, you'll want to start with the intended focus or drive — in other words, the concept that's going to drive the design of your new home. If you're concerned about the layout of your home, you'll want to ensure a floor-plan-driven focus. But if you want importance to be placed on the aesthetic appeal of your home or the facade, you'll want to ensure a facade-driven focus. A residential architecture designer can take your desired design focus and create a home that incorporates your facade or floor plan needs. 

Identify Code Restrictions

If you have plans for your new home, you need to make sure that those plans are in unison with local building regulations. Most cities have building code restrictions that prohibit certain types of features. For instance, if you plan to design a two-story home but your city has height restrictions for new home construction, you'll need to know that before you start your project. Your residential architecture designer can help you to design a home that fits within the local code restrictions.