How to Write a Design Brief for Your New Home or Remodel

Building or renovating a house? Follow these 6 steps to draw up a plan that delivers the goods

Before you can even begin to design your own home (or design anything for that matter), you need to establish a clear brief for the project. This is more than just a wish list — it covers all aspects of the project: size, appearance, location, orientation, sensory qualities, cost, construction methods and much more. Let’s take a look at writing a brief in detail.