How to Design a Home to Maximize Views

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If you own land that’s surrounded by beautiful greenery or gorgeous waters, you likely want to design a home that captures these views. Here are some tips on how to design a home to maximize views!

If you’re ready to design your dream home, the team at The Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design is ready to assist you. Contact us today to get started.

Consider The Floorplan

The layout of the house is probably one of the most significant factors to consider when working to maximize views. It needs to be designed in a way that is conducive to your lifestyle and works with your everyday activity. But the floorplan also plays a significant role in how you maximize the views from your home. You need to consider how to design a space that allows you to enjoy the views from multiple points in the house.

Traditionally, homes were designed so that one specific room or spot in the home showcased magnificent views. Now, with the help of innovative design and panoramic windows, homeowners can enjoy views from almost every point in the home. Think about the location and placement of your house and how the sunrise and sunset impact it. You want to be able to maximize these views without sacrificing privacy.

Be Intentional About Windows

Another way to maximize the views in your custom home is to be intentional about the type of windows you choose and how you place them. Take a look at some popular window styles that best showcase the outdoor scenery without compromising privacy and security:

  • Bay and bow windows. These are larger than traditional windows, and they allow you to see more of what’s around you. They are popular options for living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.
  • Panoramic windows. These can provide sweeping views from multiple rooms in the home. They also allow significantly more light in than a traditional window.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows. These make a bold statement while adding elegance and modern design to any space. View them on one of our recent projects, The Tree House.

Don’t Forget The Interior Design

While an expertly designed floor plan and the perfect window placement can help you enjoy the scenery, a professionally designed interior will help to maximize the experience. When you can blend the exterior views with the interior design of the home, you create a seamless transition between landscape and architecture that makes a world of difference. Here are some ways to do it:

  • Always keep interior rooms soft. Use warm and neutral color schemes and incorporate natural materials that mimic the unique landscape that’s outside your home. You should avoid using bold, overpowering colors.
  • Always use soft patterns and textures. This will keep from distracting from the view.
  • If your home overlooks the beach, you can incorporate the relaxation and tranquility of the beach without using bold seashell prints throughout the space. Rather, combine the colors of the beach—such as neutrals and light blues—into your design strategy.
  • If your home overlooks the lake, focus on the details that mimic and reflect the hues and textures of the lakeside landscape. Light blues can tie in with the water, while pale greens will match the surrounding forestry.
  • If your home overlooks greenery, consider wood or stone flooring to stay with the organic and natural theme you’re surrounded by.

It would be a shame to build a home that accentuates the property’s view, only to design an interior space that takes away from it. If you want to maximize your home’s views, the details are truly in the design.

Work with the Anderson Studio

We hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to design a home to maximize views. As you begin the initial phases of creating your dream home, these ideas will help you create a better plan to capture the scenery you love.

With the right architect and design team, you can create a space that not only offers incredible views, but also privacy, security, and luxury. Contact the team at The Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design today to take the first step in creating a beautiful space with stunning views throughout.