Marjorie Home Design May 16th, 2018 - 13:14:06
This preliminary design meeting is also the time to discuss in depth details like lighting cabinet styles and finishes if it has not been done. If the revisions are such that it would be prudent to review the preliminary again once they are done that would be the next step. If any revisions are minor then the design is ready to be finalized. The next meeting will be to review the finalized drawings. Expect to see floor plans with the electrical outlets and switches or separate electrical plans interior elevations (cabinet and other views) exterior elevations cross sections if necessary (always on two or three story) form plan roof plan and plot plan.
This homework is the first step in the house design. No matter how talented the designer they are dependent on you for it to be a custom design with communication being the key. So do not be shy about providing whatever you have accumulated or generated whether it be pictures notes spreadsheets or anything else that helps present what you want. Whether you provide a lot of material or none at all though it is the designers responsibility to discuss anything relevant to the project. The initial design conference meeting(s) will be to completely define your dream home.
So if you choose a sofa for example you can place it where you want it to go and then add coffee tables and other pieces of furniture to check how they fit in. This type of design system is brilliant for sectionals: you can choose your sectionals to make the best possible use of the space in your room including these awkward alcoves corners and L-shapes. You will know in advance that your choice of furniture will fit perfectly so you have no need to return anything that you cannot fit in! You can be certain that the correct traffic space is available between individual pieces.
4. Consider function and flow. As you and your designer begin playing around with where various rooms should be located consider how your final design will flow and how your family might function in each space. For instance to reduce noise in sleeping areas its wise to place bedrooms away from the communal areas of the house. Likewise if youre the kind of family that tends to gather around the kitchen an open floor plan with easy flow between the living room kitchen and dining area will suit you well. This kind of design also allows for excellent flow between rooms.