Contemporary home designs are very different from traditional home designs. Traditionally, the space available for the houses was very abundant and the bulky furniture and intricate interiors were the main features of the houses. Over time, the houses have changed to be designed for nuclear families with less space. With space as a problem, furniture that requires a lot of space can not be used and the overly intricate design of the interiors will look very flashy. Therefore, modern homes have contemporary furniture that is not too heavy and that make the home look more spacious.
The furniture used in such homes is usually very easy to maintain, stylish and at the same time durable enough to last a long time. The most striking features of modern designs are the simple appearance with minimal clutter. As there is not much room for furniture in such homes, they become attractive by dyeing the walls with a combination of light colors with a touch of one or more vibrant colors. All furniture used should provide comfort while at the same time requiring less space and sleek appearance. Small houses look very good with a modern design.
Interview and Initial Discussion
This is where you sit down with your favorite architect and find out if the professional is right for you. During the interview, you should ask the architect to show you the projects you have already handled.
Designing the House
Now the architect will design your home. When designing the house, consider your ideas. You should also consider building regulations and restrictions in the area.
Once the professional has talked to you and agreed on all areas of the house, he will create refined designs. From the drawings, you can find out how the house will look. For example, you can know where the kitchen, bathroom or septic tanks will be. In addition to the refined design, the architect will also incorporate material specifications, assembly details and relevant code details.
Gathering of Information
If you have established yourself with an architect and agreed on how to work, the architect will visit your building site and examine it. Then you will create floor plans and exterior elevations and give you a copy.
Selecting a Contractor
Once the home plan is ready and approved by the relevant authorities, the architect will help you choose the right contractor who will give you the results you need. If you do not have time to interview the contractors, the professional will recommend the best for you.
Modern Exterior House Designs benefit by allowing natural light to flood the house. Consider having large doors and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the exterior look like an extension of your home. However, it is imperative to have window treatments that offer privacy whenever you wish. Consider having a stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace to add a lot of charm. Even if you are restricted by space, there is much you can do to create a modern and attractive home. All you have to do is create an illusion of space; a feat made with the use of light colors and fragments of sentences that do not occupy the whole room. Mirrors are another aspect that can open up space as little else and act as perfect decorating pieces.