Working out your requirements

Before you put pencil to paper and start sketching out a design, first spend a little time thinking and discussing with friends and family what it is you need and how you would improve the home you currently live in, and what features you would keep. Ultimately the layout, but also the heating system, will be tailored to your family and work circumstances and how they are likely to change in the short, medium or long term. This list will provide a blueprint for your architectural designer.