There is a wide range of emotions associated with building a home. From excitement to trepidation to stress to relief, it can be a rollercoaster. One of the most effective means of laying any negative feelings to rest, is choosing the perfect floor plan—one that will maximize the comfort and functionality of your home, while blending seamlessly in to the landscape. With so many available options, this process can quickly become overwhelming, but don’t despair: here are 5 great tips to help you narrow down your choices, and turn your dreams into reality.
Make a wish.
No floor plan is perfect, and compromises will need to be made, but making a wish list is a great way to ensure that most, or all of your must have items are included in your new build. Look around your current home for inspiration, and carefully consider what works, and what doesn’t.
Contemplate your lifestyle.
Do you love to entertain? Need space for a home office, gym, or hobbies? Do you frequently host out of town guests? Think about how you live, and which elements your home needs in order to suit your lifestyle, and needs.
Consider choosing a floor plan that will change, alongside your family. Whether you’re planning on expanding your brood, have older children that will soon be leaving the nest, or are planning on retiring in the near future, the perfect floor plan will reflect any future needs for more bedrooms, space for teens to hangout, or a main floor master with secondary bedrooms on the upper level, to reduce time spent going up and down stairs.
Look at the big picture.
Not every floor plan will fit, or be suitable, for every piece of land or neighborhood. Do you require sufficient outdoor space for children’s activities, or entertaining? Determine whether window placement will afford you enough light, maximize available views, or provide privacy from your neighbors.
Be true to yourself.
It’s essential that your perfect floor plan reflects your design style, whether you prefer a modern, open layout, or a more traditional, compartmentalized plan, with walls defining each space. Determine if any treasured art or furniture pieces will fit in to your new plan.
At Sekas Homes, our experienced team of professionals will work with you to ensure your home is built to your exacting specifications, and high standards for quality and design. Contact us today to learn more!