stages of designing a multi-million dollar home

The Stages of Designing a Multi-Million Dollar Home

As a prospective luxury home owner, you are sure to have conducted a certain amount of research to find out which custom home builders will be able to cater to your specific needs and provide the customized solutions you are looking for. A good and well-established builder will always walk you through all the stages of the home design process.

However, since you will be investing a significant amount of money in this project, it’s a good idea to be aware of what the standard stages of designing a multi-million dollar home are:

The Stages

#1 The client brief

Most custom home builders will start out on the building process only after this particular document is in place. This is the very first stage of the designing phase. You as the client may first give the builder a rough layout that they will then build upon. In most instances, this may not be more than a single page that includes pictures and sketches.

However, this brief should also make mention of all the key requirements of your home; this would include the total number of living spaces, the bedrooms & bathrooms as well as whether the home plan is going to be based on an open design concept or not. It will have details about the design concept flow between the interior and exterior spaces.

#2 Specifications about the building performance

This is a more detailed brief that demonstrates how the various areas of the structure will function. At the outset, this might be very simplistic and additional details may be added as the project moves into the advanced stages. As a homeowner, there will be times when you feel you want some features added or altered, and all these specifications will be added to the brief.

#3 The Structure’s schedule of areas

At this stage, the quality of all the spaces that have been described in the building performance specification brief, will be analyzed. This will essentially be a table with all the spaces mentioned in it; it will also have a clear estimation of their sizes.

#4 Table with details of areas

At this point, a table/diagram will be created as a visual demonstration of the size, location and design of the spaces in the proposed structure, at the proposed site.

#5 The relationship / bubble diagram

This is a very simple drawing; and as the name suggests, it displays bubbles that represent spaces which are all connected with a variety of lines, based on what the relationship between the spaces is.

#6 Site data

This document includes detailed information about the site and it includes all the boundaries as well as all the adjacent properties. Once all the relevant data has been collected, the builder will then provide you a site drawing; this will have written notes that show all the key elements on the site including rocky areas and trees as well as service nodes etc.

#7 Site Analysis

This particular diagram displays all of the information that was assimilated in the site data collection phase.

#8 Design Diagrams

This is essentially the creative and fun stage of the overall design process. It very effectively brings together the various elements that go into making your custom-built, multi-million dollar home. In short this includes everything that has been outlined in the brief.

#9 Sketches designs

These sketching designs indicate the stage at which you are now ready to begin outlining the basic designs of your home. In this phase, you will find yourself getting extremely interested in the process as your custom home builder will work with you to ensure your ideas are given form.

For any more information about the stages of designing a multi-million dollar home, call us today at +61 0414 998 727 or use this contact form to keep in touch. We work very closely with our clients to ensure they get the kind of solutions they need.

Thanks for reading,
David Miniter
0414 998 727

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