A home plan: mistakes to avoid

You want to build your house and you have to make the plans? To do this, we suggest you follow these 5 tips that will help you avoid making mistakes.

Home plan: attention to administrative steps

You can't wait to see the rendering of your future home, you already want to project yourself inside and you only want to draw the plans immediately. Unfortunately, before you get to this stage, you must first be interested in the nature of your land, its specificities, but you must also go to the town hall to find out the content of the PLU (local urban planning plan) that will allow you to know what is allowed or not. In this way, you will be able to make informed plans for your home.

Forget the details of each room

You certainly want to quickly visualize your future home as a whole, but for successful plans, try to take the time to focus on every detail of each room. Imagine, room by room, what furniture will be used to install it, where the radiators will be located, the possibility of installing built-in closets, and also ask yourself if you want a mezzanine in a particular room, if you want an independent kitchen, separate toilets, one or more bathrooms, the installation of a bathtub and/or shower, etc.

Don't get help if you can't make plans on your own

Some people use software to plan their future home, others can count on the help of a loved one to take a step back and make plans worthy of the name, but you can also fully recognize that you can't, that you need help and professional advice. In this case, hire an architect: this professional is a construction specialist and he will help you to draw up plans for your home according to your desires, habits and constraints imposed on you by the PLU.

Don't steer your future home properly

If there is one thing that one tends to forget, it is to draw up plans for your home, forgetting to take into account its orientation. Indeed, it is possible to significantly reduce its energy consumption and environmental impact, simply by orienting your home from a few common sense rules:
  •     The living room and living rooms should ideally be located to the south;
  •     The kitchen can be set in the east;
  •     The entrance, the bathrooms, the cellar and other such rooms can be located to the north;
  •     Rooms can be located in the south, east or west.

Don't anticipate future needs

When making plans for your home, it is imperative that you consider your current needs, but remember to anticipate your future needs, so that this future home will satisfy you in the long term. Ask yourself the question of the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, but also the installation of closets, dressing rooms, the choice of a bathtub or a shower, etc.