When it comes to building your custom home, your floor plan is where everything begins. It is not always easy to get started designing your own house, but picking a floor plan will give you and your custom home builder the best sense of what your finished home will look like after everything is built. If you are not sure where to start when it comes to choosing your plan, follow these steps for an easy and anxiety-free trip to picking the floor plan that is best for you!
Decide How Much Space You Will Need
The very first step in picking a floorplan for your custom home is choosing exactly how much space you will need. How many floors do you want, how many restrooms, and how many bedrooms? Are you just starting a family, or will the kids be moving out somewhat soon? Do you have plenty of outdoor space leftover on your building lot, or are you okay with a smaller backyard if your custom home has all the amenities? Once you know what you need in your house, you will have a better idea of how much space you’ll need and how that space will translate into a floorplan.
Do Your Research
Now that you know which rooms you want in your custom home, it is time to put it all together in an attractive and functional way. Do a little bit of research, and consider going to some walkthroughs to see what other people are doing with their floor plans. Look at homes with similar sizes, but do not limit yourself based on just style. You are looking for overall flow and big picture concerns. Even a home that is definitely not your style may still have a significant overall home floor plan or layout.
Understand the Pros and Cons of Your Ideal Floor Plan
Before you go to your builder with your floor plan thoughts, consider your desired floor plan’s pros and cons. No floor plan is perfect – an open floor plan that allows natural light can be a bit noisy, while your traditional floor plan may offer more design choices and accommodate a few more rooms but less light. There isn’t anything wrong with a floor plan you pick. It just important that you know what you’re getting yourself into with your custom home builder before it is built.
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