10 questions to ask yourself before making plans for a house

Want to build your house? You're going to have to look carefully at the plans, but first of all, you have to ask yourself the right questions before you even realize the plans for the house.

1. A single-storey or multi-storey house?

The first question you need to ask yourself is whether you want a single-storey house or a multi-storey house, knowing that both options have pros and cons. For example, a single-storey home is more accessible and less dangerous due to the lack of stairs, but it also takes up more space on the grounds and reduces the size of your garden. The multi-storey house offers a better separation of "day" and "night" spaces, but remains more dangerous for children and the elderly because of the stairs.

2. How many pieces do you want?

You will also have to ask yourself what your needs are in terms of surface area, but especially in terms of the number of rooms, especially with regard to the rooms. So, if you have children, would you like them to sleep in the same room or in separate rooms? Are you going to have more children later? Would you like a guest room? Do you want an office? A play devoted to your books?

3. Do you want an eco-friendly home?

The trend is towards ecology, and this is particularly the case in the field of construction. It is therefore possible to build an eco-friendly house, which will be built with environmentally friendly materials, and which will allow you to save energy. However, keep in mind that this type of house is more expensive to build.
4. Closed kitchen or American kitchen?

It is important to know from the start what type of kitchen you want: closed kitchen or American-style kitchen? The closed kitchen has the advantage of compartmentalizing spaces and more or less concentrating kitchen odors in this dedicated room, but the American kitchen is more user-friendly and allows cooking while remaining in the middle of family members or diners.

5. Do you want built-in closets and storage?

It may be interesting to create built-in closets directly at the time of construction, but you need to think about it before making plans for your home, as these closets need to be measured and their space provided, so as not to over-encroach on the surface. coins.

6. Do you want a parenting suite?

The parenting suite is becoming more and more trendy and remains very comfortable. Consider asking yourself the question of its creation before making plans, as a master suite must have a minimum surface area of 14 m2, and ideally should have a dressing room and a sufficient surface bathroom space, in addition to the bedroom.

7. How many bathrooms in your future home?
Depending on the size of your home and the number of people who will live there, you will have to think about the number of bathrooms that will be planned. For example, it is common in a multi-storey house to find a bathroom on the ground floor and a bathroom upstairs, but if your family has few people, you can afford to have only one bathroom.

8. Which heating system?

The issue of heating is paramount before realizing the plans of your home, since the most economical solution will be electricity, knowing that the cost of operation remains high. Conversely, you can turn to more efficient heating systems, such as solar, or even gas.

9. What materials for your home?

There are a multitude of different materials, and each has its own specificities, advantages and disadvantages. You will find for example:
  • Wood that has good thermal resistance, but must be associated with other insulating materials;
  •     Concrete is the most common material, which remains cheap but must also be associated with thermal insulation;
  •     The brick, which is economical but must be supplemented by another insulator;
  •     Steel that is very durable and brings a modern industrial style to your home.

10. What layout of the parts?

The layout of the rooms must be thought out before the plans of the house are made, since the architect will ask you if you want the rooms to be served by a corridor or if you want to avoid the corridors alally. Similarly, you need to know if you want a particular room to be located in a specific location, etc.