You’ve decided to build a house, but now you need to choose a floor plan. With so many options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Not sure how to start narrowing down the options? Interstate Homes is happy to help you pick the perfect plan for you and your family. We’ve compiled this blog of all the things you need to consider. Follow these suggestions, and narrowing down a floor plan will be a breeze for you.
To start off your process of choosing a floor plan, try touring different styles of house layouts. This will help you get an idea of what you like and dislike. Talk with us at Interstate Homes to hear our professional recommendations and ideas. Once you have a better idea of your wants, make a list of all your dream preferences. Take that list, and then narrow it down to your must-haves. This will help you narrow down plans that don’t meet your needs.
Be upfront about your budget, and talk with your builder to determine realistic costs. By knowing your needs, and what you can afford, you will be able to narrow down your options. Also, understand that floor plans can be modified. Interstate Homes is happy to help make your perfect floor plan a reality.
Next, consider the size of a house you need. Look at where you currently live. Are you feeling cramped? Maybe you have too much space and feel overwhelmed? This will help you decide on the proper square footage for you. Ask yourself what you are missing in your current residence. Do you wish you had more storage space? Maybe you are in need of another bathroom? Or you wish you had a separate space to do laundry? Looking at what you are missing is a great tool for figuring out what you need.
Think of your plan for your life in the future. In 5 to 10 years, do you plan on having children? Or moving your parents in with you? Consider the space you will need for the future. Use this to decide on how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need. Planning ahead ensures you will have a home you’ll love for many years to come.
Also, consider the size of the lot the house will be built on. If you’ve already decided on a property, will the layouts you like fit on the lot? Will there be room for the yard space you want? Think about any extra room you may need on your lot. Things such as gardens, extra storage spaces, pools, or outdoor games all take up room on the lot. Adjust your floor plan needs to make the space work best for you. Often looking at the space will determine if a one-level or multilevel house is the right choice for you.
Finally, consider your lifestyle preferences. Think about the style of living your family has. Do they all like to gather in one area? In that case, an open floor plan may be best for you. Do you not feel comfortable in large open rooms? Then, a more traditional floor plan with walls separating rooms may be best for you.
Think about your needs. Do you want a split level so there are multiple areas for living? Do you prefer all bedrooms to be on the same floor, or even on the same side of the house? Or would you rather have a separate master bedroom away from other rooms? Consider if the house will accommodate your existing furniture. Will it work with the decor you plan on getting? Think if the style of the house will match your furnishing preferences.
Consider the pros and cons of the different layouts you like. A large window in the living room may provide natural light and beautiful views. Yet, it will also make your heating and cooling bills higher. A large open style family room may carry noises. Making it hard to focus if you need a quiet space and someone is watching TV or talking in the same area.
By considering all these things, narrowing down the perfect floor plan will be a lot easier. To view our current floor plans and house styles, visit us here. Remember we are always open to customizing a plan to best fit your needs. Here at Interstate Homes, we are always happy to talk about ideas, answer questions, and give our professional advice. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.