Getting the space right
Writing a design brief is the single most important thing you can do when remodelling, extending, building or renovating a home, as it provides the foundation from which all else follows; ultimately the blueprint to deliver a home that embodies the functionality and style that you desire. In an existing house a reconfiguration may be all you need.
This is one of the most exciting stages as finally your ideas and requirements come together in a floorplan. It is a collaborative process with your designer and will be influenced by all the factors in the pre-design stage. There is always more than one way to achieve your objectives and so this a time for experimentation with the drafts and playing around with ideas whilst you refine and distil.