CHOICES: While preparing the Project Brief, you will have to keep in mind the different CHOICES available. It is important to make a definite choice, out of the possible alternatives right at the beginning before the commencement of the building. This will enable you to plan your budget in advance and give the right picture to the Architect.
CHOICES - MATERIALS: There are so many choices in MATERIALS such as Bricks, cement blocks, wood, aluminium, marble, vitrified tiles etc. The advantages and disadvantages of each are described here.
CHOICES - INTERIORS: In planning the INTERIORS, there are so many options like open plan or privacy, sunk bathroom versus flat bathroom, modular kitchen or traditional kitchen etc. The advantages and disadvantages have been explained here.
CHOICES - EXTERIOR: While planning the EXTERIORS of the house, you will have to take decisions on the parking - basement vs ground or car porch vs garage or whether you want more garden or paved areas etc. These options are discussed here with their advantages and disadvantages.
This is Aparna from coimbatore.. i read your house construction in india blog... Its nice to know the difference of material , price and durability...thanks for the quick useful tips sir that too from the words of architect itself... sir we are currently building a house , and its in the middle of the structure but very confused between upvc and teak wooden windows... we planned for open concept kitchen , dining ,living and with some usage of glass for internal garden.. we have a teak wood in our home but our architect suggest for an upvc windows for the allover look... but we personally felt the value of house can be judged only by these woods... so can you please suggest and help me out in solving this ..... i hope you will help me in this... awaiting for reply..