When you're designing a house you want it to be exactly like how you've envisioned it, but sometimes home design ideas work better in theory than they do when you're constructing it. CustomSmart Home reviews always reflect how we get our clients involved in the home building process, and we've help countless Tennessee residents design and built the energy efficient homes they've always dreamed of. We've looked at a lot of floor plans and have designed a lot of houses, and these issues always seem to come up during the design process. Do yourself a favor when you design a home, and avoid these common design mistakes.
Too Much Storage Space
This may sound crazy to some of you, but there is such a thing as having too much storage space in your home. Ironically, having too much storage space can actually make your home look and feel more cluttered because that walk-in closet and spare bedroom takes away much needed space from other sections of your house. The space that's used for the walk in closet in the master bedroom could be space used to make the bathroom less crowded, or could be used to make the kid's bedroom more spacious.
Putting the Master Bedroom Too Close to Other Rooms
Ideally the master bedroom of a home should be designed to give the occupants the maximum amount of privacy they can have in their house. When you put the master bedroom downstairs next to the kitchen or next to the kid's playroom upstairs, you're taking away from your privacy by putting the room near rooms that are typically loud. Try to put the master bedroom towards the back of your home and avoid having them right next to the stairs.
Making a Room a Corridor
In older and smaller homes it isn't uncommon to have to walk through a room in order to reach other rooms (example: traveling through a bed room or guest room in order to get to the family room). Some people like to pass through rooms instead of hallways because they think it makes the home feel cozier, but set ups like this destroy the natural traffic flow of your home. You want to minimize the amount of hallways you have in your home, but you don't want to eliminate them all together.