Oct 7, 2021
In this Facebook Live, Frances discusses the steps to take if your floorplans are not quite what you want. She outlines the steps you should take to have them meet your objectives, and who you could turn to, to help out in getting them right. Floorplan is king, so you must be happy with your plans before starting any build works for your renovation or new build.
It's an easy trap to fall into when you have your floorplans and they are not really what you want, so you start to find solutions and re-jig the floorplan yourself to ‘fix the problem’.
My experience shows this is not the best approach. You've engaged an architect, building designer, or draftsperson to design the floorplans for you, so it's best to leave this to the experts.
So what should you do when your floorplan is not working for you, and it's not how you want it to be?
Go back to the Brief you provided your architect/builder designer/draftsperson
Review your plans
Refer back to the brief and review your plans to see how the response from your architect, builder designer or draftsperson has met your brief.
Review your floorplans with your Building Designer
You need to be clear about not providing the solution, but rather giving your building designer the opportunity to respond to your concerns.
Consult another expert
You may feel more comfortable having another set of expert eyes go over your floorplan to ‘sanity check’ it's as good as it can be and you're not missing anything.
For example, an interior designer will look at things from a completely different perspective.
Cut your ties
At the end of a lot of backwards and forwards trying to get your plans right, but you still don't feel like you're hitting the mark, it may be the time to cut your losses and find another architect or building designer.
As painful as that sounds. it's going to save your thousands of dollars and so much heartache. Imagine you build a home, you know at floorplan stage is not right, where you'll forever regret you didn't sort it out before you started to build.
Resources and Services Mentioned in the Podcast
Floor Plan Sanity Check
Save Yourself from Costly Mistakes
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