Whether you’re building a home or buying a home, you have to choose a floor plan that meets your family’s needs and expectations. The floor plan of your home will play a role in its comfort, safety, and design for your family. Every floor plan is a little different, considering every family is a little different.

Brainstorm through these tips as you discuss options with your builder or as you’re touring neighborhoods. You’ll be sure to discover the forever home for your family!

Floor Plan Tips

Make a wish list:

It’s important to know all your key desires for a new home! Write out a list of the must-have rooms and living spaces. Do you need a home office? Would you like a big kitchen? Do you want the master bedroom on the same floor as the kid’s bedrooms? Think of all the possibilities and narrow down the things that are non-negotiable. This will save you from wasting your time. A great way to get some inspiration is by browsing through home magazines or scrolling on Pinterest!

 Size matters:

It sure does! Your floor plan will vary depending on if you’re a single parent of one or a family of four! You need to be aware in advance that the size of your house needs to fit your living situation. Think about how many bedrooms you will need, along with bathrooms, and what size garage or backyard is most ideal and most important to you.

Take your design style into consideration:

Everyone knows that a house needs to feel like home. In order to make this new location yours, you have to style it the way that feels like you! Is your style unison throughout the entire home? Do you enjoy seeing all parts of the house from a central angle? You most likely would want an open floor plan. On the other hand, if you like to style each room with a different theme, you may be more inclined with a traditional floor plan that creates separation from room to room.

Pay attention to your budget:

This is a no-brainer, but many families overlook their budget when it comes to a floor plan. The floor plan plays a big role in how your heating and cooling will circulate throughout your home. It’s essential that you map out what the cost will be like with whatever types of floor plans you’re interested in. If you’re between two different routes, this may be the differentiator that wins one over the other.

Remember: You can always remodel:

If you’ve done your due diligence in searching for your ideal floor plan and you can’t seem to find the PERFECT route, don’t feel discouraged! There’s always the opportunity for remodeling or modifying a floor plan in the future. If you have a home that checks off all the main points besides one thing, look at it from an open mind and see if a modification in the floor plan could be a vital option. If so, I think you just found your match!

At the end of the day, trust your intuition. When you step into a home, you’ll know if it’s the right one for you and your family. If you can picture yourself in a certain floor plan, chances are it’s the one you should go with. We hope these tips help you build or discover your dream home! Happy hunting!