Home Design: A Game of Give and Take

This is when it gets serious Ė when your home designer puts pen to paper to create for you a tangible depiction of your dream home. Itís a back-and-forth process that requires deep involvement from the client.

Through weekly meetings with the design staff, ideas become diagrams, diagrams become sketches, and sketches become hardline plans that will represent every corner of your new home. For your designer, the process is a fact-finding mission during which he or she will learn all about what you want in a home and what youíd like the home to do for you. For you, the client, this is your chance to share the details of your vision, from size and number of rooms to the general feel and flow of the home.

Hereís what happens during the design phase:

Fact Finding: This is part of the transition from pre-design, when the design team gleans as much information it can from you, the client, regarding your living aspirations, preferred features, doís, doníts and must-haves. Honesty is key. Donít be shy about your goals and ideas. The design staff will ensure your vision is considered every step of the way.

Bubble Diagram: A bubble diagram is a rough depiction of a homeís layout and flow that visually articulates goals of the client. Itís created by the design team for the sake of client feedback, and they sometimes product two or more visions.

Sketch to Hardlines: Once you and the designers agree to a bubble diagram, it will be hand-sketched in more detail. Additional details are discussed, such as entryways, room sizes, window placement, etc., and once these are settled, a hardline plan of the home is created digitally in AutoCAD. To get to this point can take several weeks, depending on changes from throughout the process.

The Details: Bungalow Homes maintains trusted relationships with local interior designers that can guide you through some of the more aesthetic design processes such as choosing finishes, flooring, trim, colors, etc.

Once you sign off on your homes plans, we enter into a phase called pre-construction.

Next Step: Pre-Construction