Designing Your Dream Home? Here are the Features to Ask Your Architect


You have the unique opportunity to build your house from the ground up, and that is such great news. It is a milestone that not everyone will be able to reach throughout their lifetime. If you are looking for ideas to request from your architect, here are some design features that are popular among homeowners:

Open Floor Plans

You probably have heard of open-floor plans which are popular among hip offices. However, many homeowners are opting to tear down their walls and go for a wide-open space in their own homes.

The phrase “open floor plan” is a house architecture design that essentially means joining two or more spaces together to create a much larger room. It is quite sought-after in Utah as well as across the United States. Normally, these spaces are separated with a partition, usually a wall, to create a divide. However, with an open floor plan, your kitchen, dining room, and living room or all three form a communal living area.

This is not an entirely new concept. In fact, it has been around and popular since the 90s. It continues to be a commonly-requested feature among homeowners because it makes the home feel much bigger. The space is flexible and multifunctional. It also, theoretically, allow for maximized sociability and communication between family members.

Ensuite Master Bathroom

The bathroom is one area of the house that gets used most often. It deserves to be one of your priorities when designing a house. Soaking in a tub, after all, would not feel as relaxing and luxurious if the space has been left looking bland and uninspired.

More people in these years are paying attention to the overall look of their master bathroom. They install a television unit over the tub, a chandelier on the ceiling, and even a fireplace to keep them warm at all times. The bathroom is no longer just a place for grooming. It has transformed into a living space of its own where people can unwind at the end of a stressful week. Here are some ideas that may inspire your dream home.

An Enclosed Patio

PatioA patio that you can enjoy all year round? It is possible. An enclosed patio allows you to enjoy being outside without being exposed to environmental elements such as wind, rain, snow, and the millions of bugs that become active during the warmer seasons. You have the option to just attach screens around your patio so that you can still feel the breeze when you are chilling outside or go for glass which allows the natural light in.

A patio adds an extra room in your home that can be used for a variety of purposes like entertaining guests, eating your meals, or simply hanging out on your own and with your family.

Outdoor Kitchen

Adding an outdoor kitchen will make you spend more time outdoors. You will find yourself cooking more, throwing more parties, etc.

Aside from the obvious, which is a grill, get a clay oven where you can make your own pizza at home during the summer season. Another great addition will be an outdoor bar where you can sit with your pals and drink as much as you want without leaving the comforts of your own home.

These are only a few suggestions. Consult your architect about the features you want to see in your house so they can make it happen.

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