Reconstructing your existing house is an important and difficult decision to make since it requires huge investment. Apart from investing money, you need to plan things from scratch. Yes, that sounds daunting.
I always suggest people who are ready to rebuild their house to ask themselves one question- why are they thinking of reconstructing their home? The reason for asking the question is because it is important to make people realise that the grounds for rebuilding their place must be solid enough to invest a huge amount of money.
If the structure of your house was abrupt, if your home is old enough or your family is expanding, it is time to reconstruct your house. There could be other factors such as dense growth of molds, sheer wear and tear of walls, weak roof and limited space which demands change now. To start with the reconstruction process, you must hire a professional architect that can come with a modern and spacious layout incorporating everything that you had wished for.
Besides, look at the various factors that you must consider while re-establishing your house-
1) Design for future-
You must think about the long term now since you won’t be reconstructing your house after every decade. If you are a couple then probably at some point in time, you will beget children, who will demand privacy in the upcoming years. Therefore, choose the design for the long road. Add up extra bedrooms, bathrooms and a recreational area if possible.
If your home has enough outside space, you can think of remodelling it by adding an outdoor kitchen, beautiful kiosk or maybe a garage for parking your car.
2) Create storage areas-
When it comes to rebuilding your house, people are usually excited about the decorations and designs. They are more focused on incorporating a master bathroom, picking up cabinetry and patterns for walls. Let me tell you that storages are prime real estate in a house. Having a pantry, laundry area, closet designed structurally can not only help you in hiding the stuff orderly but also increase the resale value of your house.
3) Make it more functional-
Making your house more functional should be on the priority list. Functionality means adding more storage spaces, creating a smart kitchen with modern technology, easy to open cabinets consuming all the unused space, a basement and any such thing that helps you live comfortably.
4) Think Green-
It is never a bad idea of maximizing the energy-efficiency of your house by assimilating fibre and material that boosts it. Your experienced architect and builder can help you design the buildings in a way that windows are facing south, allowing maximum sunshine to reach inside if you reside in a cold region. Installing small windows, ducts and ventilators to ensure that heat is minimized inside during hot weather and doesn’t escape during cold. Therefore, it is important to choose your HVAC systems with care.