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5 things to consider when designing your new home

5 things to consider when designing your new home

When planning any project it’s important to take into account key aspects of the build, like time and budget, to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. KJ Architects has extensive experience when it comes to successful project management, so we’ve compiled a list of 5 things to consider when designing your new home.

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The elephant in the room is usually the budget. Do you have enough money to achieve your dream build? Are you prepared for any unexpected complications that could occur during the project? KJ Architects recommend keeping a detailed and versatile budget to give your project the best chance of being completed successfully. Every decision you make when designing your new home can impact the budget!


KJ Architects would recommend carrying out extensive research when it comes to designing your home. Find examples of rooms you like and rooms you don’t like and show them to your architects! They’ll be able to gain a clearer understanding of your individual style and tastes which helps them to create a room you’ll love for years to come. For ideas and inspiration feel free to browse our recent gallery of work.


Even the smallest projects can fall behind schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. Poor weather and slow suppliers are just two issues that can affect the time a project takes to complete. Consider how long you expect the full build to take when designing your home and adjust your budget accordingly. KJ Architects’ aim to finish every project on time but if there are any issues we make sure to communicate them effectively with all involved to make sure no extra time or money is wasted.


When you sit down to design your dream home you may be so excited to work out where everything will go that you neglect the basics. Mechanicals, heating, plumbing, foundation systems and insulation all need to be considered at some point. These are the critical first steps you should take to make sure your home is well-designed.


Choosing the right professionals to assist in the build is incredibly important. From the plumbers and electricians to joiners and the architects, making sure you have the right support is crucial when it comes to designing your new home. We recommend carrying out thorough research to make sure you hire the right professionals.

Speak to an expert

If you’re in the process of designing your new home and you’d like more information on our architectural services, then please get in touch with a member of our team today. For the last 40 years we’ve been working on bespoke house designs, conversions, extensions and renovations for private homeowners. Get in touch today by calling 0330 057 4520 or by contacting us online.



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