Picking the ideal site

When picking a site for a new construction you should be very careful to investigate your research and site characteristics. Always have in mind the function and end goals of the new construction. We encourage everyone to seek further and have a wider vision when picking an ideal site. Here we present to you 3 key features that people need to consider when picking a new site and help you be a step ahead into building your dream home.
January 10, 2022

When picking a site for a new construction you should be very careful to investigate your research and site characteristics. Always have in mind the function and end goals of the new construction. We encourage everyone to seek further and have a wider vision when picking an ideal site.

Here we present to you 3 key features that people need to consider when picking a new site and help you be a step ahead into building your dream home.


1. Orientation - The views

Site orientation is one of the most overlooked features. The building envelope orientation relative to the road will be created following the ideal points suited for every room. Try to visit the site at different moments of the day and analyze how the sunlight can benefit your new house. The site should offer the possibility for plenty of natural light to all the rooms and also good airflow.

The orientation is very important because it will dictate the plan and room adjacencies. You should consider from the start how the sun reflects the interior space. The ideal site will give plenty of room for experimentation with natural light and sun. 

2. Topography - The natural characteristics of the site  

Another principle to have in mind is that the topography of the site will affect the layout of the new home. Usually a flat site is easier to work with, but a hill site can create some spectacular views of the surroundings. While picking the hill site, be sure to pick the best view. 

3. Access - The position of the road 

The position of the road access in relation with the site is very important because it can determine where the driveway and the front door are situated. These two elements will further determine the form and characteristics of the interior space.

The position of the driveway and the front door depends on the form and characteristics of the site. This feature will later determine the configuration of both the interior and the exterior space and the site should help by offering various options.

A new construction is usually stressful and we are here to make life easier for our clients and help them achieve their goals.

Let the professionals help 

Niichel Design is a team of professionals that are ready to help you in creating your dream space. We ask a lot of questions and listen to everything you have to say. A major part of bringing your space to life is getting to know you and know what you’re after. At Niichel Design, with our years of experience we know what works and what’s not going to work. We’ll look at your existing place and we’ll help you in bringing solutions and ideas that you may have never thought of. This includes multiple options that you may have never expected. With us, the homeowner will be working closely with the builder and the architect so you know you’ll be getting the home of your dreams.