The first step towards building a house entails the creation of different kinds of plans for floors, ceilings, outdoor areas etc. And this is carried out by architects or engineers, who design your home on paper first, so that its functional and aesthetic aspects can be ascertained. Remember to sit with your architects and understand all the nuances of your house plans before you agree to the commencement of construction. Since a three dimensional structure is being represented in a two dimensional manner in a plan, it is best that you understand the scale first to get an idea about actual measurements. The engineer or architect will help you with this, and also take you through the layout of each room, garage, backyard, deck or patio, swimming pool depending on what you choose to incorporate in your property. Here, we have collated 5 smart house plans along with images of the final result, so that you get a taste of how a house is designed and rendered in reality. Get inspired!
This plan clearly shows the living space, the dining space, the kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor. You can also see how the staircase leading to the first floor lies right next to the kitchen and faces the dining area. It takes you to a bedroom and bathroom, while the regions designated for the garage and the garden behind the house are clearly evident from the plan too. Credit for the plan goes to the architects at Estudio Geya in Castelar.
Here’s what the ground floor of the house actually looks like, and it clearly follows the plan. The living and dining are adjacent and integrated spaces, while you can see the sleek staircase leading to the first floor. From here, the garden is visible through the modern blinds in the dining space, while the kitchen has been subtly separated from the rest of the home through its white false ceiling. Elegant and neutral hues make this home a stylish and cosy space.
These two plans represent the floor and ceiling layout of the house respectively. And what you can effortlessly make out is the presence of the courtyard with a deck. It is enclosed by the U-shaped house on three sides, with each room offering a view of the courtyard.
Plentiful use of glass allows the family to enjoy the view of the courtyard from practically every corner of the house. This central outdoorsy space is lined with slim wooden slats and dotted with greenery, while a sleek and rustic seating arrangement allows you to soak in the fresh air. This courtyard also makes sure that ample sunlight floods the interiors during daytime.
Check out how cleverly this highly detailed plan represents both indoor areas and outdoor areas of this house. No colour has been used for showing the indoor spaces, while light grey defines the outdoor ones for easy differentiation. The pool in the backyard is shown in blue, and each zone has been numbered with a list provided on top to conveniently pinpoint what each number stands for.
From this vantage point, you can appreciate the chic pool which is embedded in the sleek white deck of the backyard. Wall to wall sliding glass doors lead you to the soothingly lit interiors primarily rendered in pristine white. The dining and living areas are clearly visible from here, which shows that the plan has been followed strictly.
We agree that this plan is not really easy to comprehend, but that’s because the house has a unique and unconventional structure. At a glance, the divisions created by walls and the position of the bathrooms become clear, but the rooms have been defined only with numbers.
Looking at the final structure of the house, it now becomes easier to understand why the plan looked the way it did. The building comprises of three narrow wings which seem to diverge from each other quirkily, to represent a T-like shape. The visual impact is stunning and extremely eccentric.
Even if you are not a designer, architect or engineer, this plan can help you easily understand what the house will look like. This graphical representation uses colours and furnishing items to clearly define the different functional spaces, so that you can visualise the three dimensional outcome more conveniently than with traditional drawings.
A look at the inside of the house shows you how diligently the plan has been followed. The living space leads to the dining space which has been integrated with the open kitchen for a seamless look. Doors to the right and next to the kitchen lead to more private quarters like the bedrooms and bathrooms. A balanced use of dark and soft hues along with dashes of shiny chrome and mirror has infused the interiors with simple sophistication.
So don’t wait to give shape to your dream home. Consult an experienced and knowledgeable architect or engineer, and get started with the planning and designing of the structure today! Here’s another story you might like - 8 Small houses with grand entryways.