Poor planning choices
People plan without taking their needs and lifestyle into consideration, in the long term. Apart from the present, there is a future ahead…. Are you now single and plan to get married? Are there any plans for children? How about later on in your life? Will the planning of your house be convenient and practical for you?
Underestimate the importance of the HVAC system
Very often we underestimate the importance of the HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning). When the HVAC system is not properly planned it will cause huge energy loss without offering the desired results. It may also be the cause for moisture and mold problems which can raise serious health problems.
Not enough storage space
A very common problem that many house owners face is lack of storage space and therefore, they end up dumping their unused things all over. Would you like your guestroom or kitchen eventually become a storage room? When planning your house remind your architect to include all the necessary storage spaces according to your own needs.
Due to our enthusiasm, we tend to add rooms in our house that we will hardly use, like a gym, an office, a playroom, a cinema room… When planning these rooms it is a good idea to consider a few ways we can use this extra space so that when it is not used for the purpose it was built for, we will be able to easily transform it into something else, instead of dumping stuff we do not use or need.