Working With a Design Wish List

At Gelotte Hommas Architecture, we excel in translating clients’ desires into exceptional designs. We live by the motto “the Art in Architecture,” blending the intuitive with the rational and paying careful attention to the distinct aspects of aesthetics.

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Here’s how to work with your architect using a wish list when designing a home to create the living space you’ve always dreamed of:

  • Think big. Every project starts with possibility, so here’s your chance to go wild. Whether you’re building an entire home or just remodeling a room, think about what your dream space would have. From the big picture to the tiniest details, don’t overlook a thing. Make a list and compile an idea book with clips and images for inspiration; then give them both to your architect.
  • Narrow the scope. Once you’ve got your best-of-all-possible-worlds scenario, it’s time to start thinking practically. Consider constraints like budget, space, and lifestyle, and whittle your dream list down to the absolute essentials. What can’t you live without?
  • Let the architect work their magic. Clear communication with your architect is key. Confirm that your architect understands your desires, rather than pushing his or her own on you; then keep the conversation going as the architect creates plans and revises. This is called the “iterative” approach, and it should result in a plan that is exactly to your specifications.  

Contact us at Gelotte Hommas Architecture for more information about our approach, or about how we can work together to build your dream home in Seattle.

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