Choosing your dream home's perfect floor plan is an exciting process! Consider how your family will utilize the space and your particular lifestyle when searching through different options. The right floor plan can change the experience of your new home, it will improve day to day life so don’t forget to account for shape, style and flow. It is easy to become overrun with options when it comes to different floor plans but we are here to help. We have put together some tips to help you decide which floor plan will be perfect for your family and your new house.
The Size of Your Home
The first thing to consider when selecting a house floor plan is size. It’s crucial that you don’t overbuild or under build your dream home! Start the process by making a list of all the things you would like your new home to have; single or multiple stories, the number of bedrooms, formal dining room or casual kitchen dining, chef's kitchen or a minimal cooking space. Ask yourself these questions, knowing the details will help guide you towards making the best decision on your home's floor plan.
Your Unique Style
One of the best things about building your own home is your unique style can really shine through. Combining design style with your essential needs will help in your decision towards the best floor plan. If you are looking for a more traditional space where you have wall space to hang art or photos, consider a more compartmentalized, traditional floor plan where walls separate each space. If you want something more modern with a contemporary, open feel, then consider an open floor plan.
Here is a fun and different way to look at it! Look at the furniture and objects in your home currently. Does the furniture coordinate? If so, you may be a good contender for an open floor plan. Do you have a more eclectic furniture collection covering a wide range of styles? The traditional floor plan may be the better option for you. No matter your style or taste, there are so many different options when it comes to finding the perfect floor plan.
The Gut Decision
It’s important to trust your gut and pay attention to what feels right when touring different homes and looking at different plans. There are so many different layouts when it comes to home plans that it can become overwhelming and potentially stressful. Don’t be afraid to consider different options or look at something different from what you had originally dreamed up but remember to trust your gut instincts when it comes time to make the final decision.
Building Costs & Budget
New furniture, flooring, and paint are all major expenses or investments that should be thought about when planning to build your new home. Building a home requires funds to get the foundation in place but you can save yourself a pretty penny by re-purposing existing furniture. If you do decide to keep your furniture, consider where each piece will go in your dream home and measure to make sure they each fit in your new space.
Be mindful of the costs that are associated with the floor plan of your choosing when making your design decisions. Maintenance costs, heating/cooling, and general operating costs are all things to be considered in your new home plans. Ask a contractor or a builder to help you determine the costs of your favorite floor plans and help you narrow your choices to the types that best fit your budget.
Do you need more guidance in finding your dream home’s floor plan? We are here to help you with a team of trusted engineers and friendly designers. Take a look through our collection of dream home floor plans! Your family’s needs are what matter most when building your new home. Let us help you along the way! Feel free to reach out at 435-228-4702 for more assistance on your next step.