Do you plan to carry out your plan for the construction of your house yourself? A certain number of parameters will have to be taken into account to facilitate the realization of your project.
10 tips for your plan to build a house
Drawing your plan is an interesting challenge. You can design it freehand or draw with 3D software like SketchUp, Autocad, or Architect Plan 3D. Single storey house plans are easier to achieve.
1. Define a budget
Making a plan on your own means first evaluating the budget you have available. Even if you don’t plan to build your home right now. This calculation will allow you to choose the desired living space, the number of rooms, the addition of a garage or a basement, the architectural model (single storey, two storey), the finishes and then adapt your plan accordingly. Make sure to respect the initial budget that you have defined for your house project (and this, at each stage of its realization).
2. Orient your building correctly
This aspect will directly influence the future energy consumption of your home. Also, by selecting an orientation that makes the best use of daylight and solar heat, you will significantly reduce your monthly bill. The orientation of the facades will also be important when you need to provide openings.
3. Opt for a suitable location
An effective establishment must always take into account the nature of the soil, the natural slope of your land, the possible accesses, the already existing vegetation, future extensions as well as the proximity of the existing water and electricity connection networks.
4. Choose the style of architecture
You can be wowed by the originality of certain styles of house architecture, design and contemporary. In addition, a modern house plan or a contemporary house plan often involve the complexity of volumes and more expensive materials in their realization.
A single storey house plan will allow you to minimize exterior surfaces and, by the same token, be more economical in terms of energy consumption.
A two-story model will optimize your footprint and maximize the living space of your future home while reducing the cost of buying your land. Each style of architecture therefore has its advantage.
5. Distribute the living area
Organizing the living space of the house is the most important aspect of your plan. The layout of the rooms in your home must be able to adequately meet your lifestyle and your needs, both current and future. For example, place the living room and living room to the south to make the most of the sunshine. The kitchen, dining room and bedrooms can be split between east (morning light) and west (sunset). The kitchen will be ideally placed on the garden side, for example. This will facilitate your future trips when you enjoy your barbecue in the sun on your terrace. As for rooms and spaces less often used, they can be provided on the north side.
6. Plan the interior and exterior
Whether it is a 3-bedroom house plan or a 4-bedroom house plan, the layout of the rooms deserves careful consideration. Interior design involves choosing in advance (for each room) the choice of floor coverings, lighting, the location of joinery and storage; Be sure to also mark the locations where you plan to install electrical outlets and switches. As for the exterior or landscaping, it will add value to your home. It consists of dividing your land (front, yard, garden) into sections that you will garnish with natural decorative elements. You can also add a patio, a terrace or other.
7. Do not forget to provide openings
Experts often recommend orienting windows and doors open to the outside towards the south, so that both horizontal and vertical air circulation are produced; they ensure better comfort throughout the house. In your plan, be sure not to forget to add interior doors that lead to certain rooms in the house.
8. Standards to be respected
The construction standards in force focus mainly on the layout, orientation of the house and that of the bay windows as well as on the choice of materials and integrated devices. Also, to help you make your plan compliant, it is strongly recommended that you read the PLU and be aware of the regulations associated with RT2012, DTUs and the Civil Code.
9. Constraints to be taken into account
Make sure you haven’t forgotten anything important in your plan; an omission can delay the issuance of your permit and generate unforeseen costs when it comes time to build. Successful house plans are not limited to 2d, make a 3d house plan to represent the four facades of the house.
10. Submit your plan to other eyes
Once your plan is complete, it is recommended that you read it to several people around you, in order to detect any possible inconsistencies and to ensure that it is complete.
Making a plan for your future home yourself takes time; you will sometimes need several tens of hours. Remember that the way you draw your plan will directly influence the cost of its construction. Trusting Arkix 3D for the construction of your future house will save you those many hours and will guarantee you a construction according to the standards in force.