Something having some age to it isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, we often praise designs that have these qualities—vintage, aged, antique. There’s a world of difference between those, aging gracefully, and something being outdated. You never want an outdated design but it’s also hard to tell what’s dated and what isn’t when designs change so much. Today’s floor plan may be outdated tomorrow, so it isn’t always easy to tell what kind of design elements will last. Don’t worry though. We’ve got the rundown on what you need for a modern, timeless floor plan design that will suit you and your family.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Ever shown up to a party and the moment you got there realized that this space just isn’t suitable for the event being thrown? It happens. This is why your floor plan should reflect your lifestyle, as it’s always important to think about how you’re going to utilize spaces and not just how they look.
If you are the type of person who enjoys entertaining, your floor plan may need to include an open living room, a kitchen that’s complete with a bar, bonus rooms in your basement, or a spacious dining room that can fit a dozen people around the table with ease. Likewise, if you have family that often visits, guest rooms are going to be high on your priorities. Always think about what you need from your home when determining your floor plan.
Choosing a Site
Before anything else, it’s critical to pick a space out. You can’t design an entire home and then go build it only to realize that it won’t fit in the lot you’ve bought. Work with your builder or real estate agent to find the perfect piece of land, something you will love for many years to come. Consider the climate, landscape, and location when looking at a plot of land.
Amenities vs. Size
You have to balance all the amenities you can pack into your new home with the size of your floor plan. All those bells and whistles can be nice but when it comes to budgeting, they will shrink the size of your home, too. Find the perfect balance for you!
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