What starts as your dream can become a reality because of planning. Here are questions to ask yourself when planning what type of home floor plan is best for you:
How much money will it cost versus how much money can we invest?
Everything else is moot. Money buys planning and square footage.
How much space can you afford?
What size home will best suit us?
How large is our home-to-be? How many bedrooms and baths do we need today and will need a few years down the road?
What type of design style works best for me?
Ask yourself: Do I want a traditional, modern or other style of home that uses open floor plans or a more compartmentalized plan? What about colors to maximize our floor plan?
Will our home fit our new location?
Single-family home? Ranch style? Split-level floor plan? Multi-level floor plan?
What are the pluses and minuses of my floor plan?
How does our layout work in a functional way?
Ask a pro—that’s why we have interior designers!
Designers and even realtors have the experience that’s worth tapping! For example, locations to schools, churches, brick and mortar stores, and energy costs vs. savings are all elements that can help you pin down what you’re seeking
Gut Feel works—trust your instincts
Can we use our existing furniture in a new layout?
If so, measure it before starting. These days, oversized furniture lines the walls of consignment furniture stores all across the country. So, think small.
Modify our existing home instead?
Can we achieve a better balance by changing-up specifics in our current home by opening up walls or adding/subtracting a closet based on when our kids are leaving?
As you see, this is a core topic for your future thoughts about building a dream home and planning what type of home floor plan is best for you.
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