Understanding Your Floor Plan Options
New homes offer floor plan concepts to suit everyone, no matter what stage of life you’re in. We can guarantee there is a home out there for you. So, when it comes to choosing your perfect floor plan, here are a few things to consider.
The layout of a home determines the square footage and as such, you need to choose a layout that complements your unique lifestyle. For this reason, when you think about square footage, you’ll want to think about useable space. For instance, if the home has a huge living room but a small kitchen, this is not ideal for someone that loves to cook. While larger square footage always sounds good on paper, you don’t want to pay for wasted or unusable space.
Floor plan options are also dependent on the home model. People often buy new homes because their lifestyle is changing. Perhaps you’re about to have your first baby or maybe you’re retired and looking to simplify. Either way, you want to look at floor plans that are best suited to your unique stage in life.
Buying Your First Home
As a first time buyer, you’ll probably be looking for something with a convenient layout that also includes the opportunity for growth. Keeping this in mind, you may want to consider a budget-friendly townhome or duplex. Models that come with two master suites might be especially beneficial for either a roommate or for occasional overnight guests.
Looking to Move Up
A laned model is a good choice if you’re looking to move-up into a single-family home. For example, if you’re a couple with a dog looking to for a little more room and yard space, you can look forward to a rear entry mudroom – guaranteed to keep Fido’s mess contained. If you’re wanting to have a family, you’ll have additional bedroom space as well as a potential flex room that can be used for anything from a home office to a play area.
A Growing Family
An established family looking for more space would benefit from a front attached model. The number of bathrooms and bedrooms is an important factor as you want each family member to have a comfortable amount of space.
A front attached home with a functional floor plan can include everything from upstairs laundry areas to bonus rooms. Not to mention, you’ll have added storage space offered by floor plan elements such as walk-through pantries, large kitchen islands, walk-in closets and additional garage space. Most front attached floor plans also come with a great master suite. This means you can look forward to the ultimate retreat at the end of a long day.
Now you know a little more about your options, chat with your builder about additional ways they can tailor a floor plan to your lifestyle. A flexible home builder will work hard to help you find the ideal floor plan that’s sure to make you happy now and in the years to come.
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