Building a new house

jesskkaJanuary 21, 2013
My Partner and I are going to start building a new house soon and I'm looking for ideas. What features would you (realistically) have in your dream home? I want to try to consider everything we possibly can. Thanks!
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Kaplan Architects, AIA
Hi Jesskka, I'm a bit biased but I would say hiring a good architect would be on the top of my list...I would suggest starting with your 'need to haves', such as, we need three bedrooms, one of them will double as a guest room and home office, etc. Then I would add to your list your 'like to haves' and after that the 'wish I could have...' Also starting with a budget range for the construction is essential. That will bring into sharp focus what can reasonably be accomplished within your stated budget. Within that context you could start to build you own ideabook on this site. Then you will be able to share that idea book with your architect to help you focus on what is possible given all of the factors of the specific site, budget and your wishes and needs.
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