Choosing a floor plan for your custom home is an exciting process. The right one will greatly improve how you and your family experience your home. Here are some tips to help you decide which new home floor plan is perfect for you.
Decide What’s Important
Before your look at floor plans, create a list and number each feature in order of importance. For example, if a kitchen island is a must-have, make it number one on your list. Putting must-have features in order of importance will help you rule out floor plans that don’t include your non-negotiables quickly. Also, be mindful that your entire list of features probably won’t be found in a single house, so weigh the advantages against the drawbacks of each home.
Consider Living and Family Lifestyles
Lifestyle and family needs will change depending on what stage of life you’re in. Before choosing a new home floor plan, ask yourself questions like:
- Do you have or want to start a family? How many children will you have, and will there be enough room space as your family grows?
- Do you plan to entertain often? Will your gatherings be more formal, large and casual, or smaller and relaxed?
- Will you need guest rooms? What about space for future grandchildren or elderly parents?
Look closely at home plans and determine if they will work for your current and future lifestyle.
Home Work Space Considerations
Do you need a separate space for an office at home? Where do you want your laundry room to be? Do you have special interests or hobbies that need some space? Consider a new home floor plan with these things in mind so you have space to include and enjoy them in your home.
Look at Measurements
It can be hard to tell how your furniture will fit into a new floor plan. Your sectional couch might fit perfectly in your space currently, but it might not fit in your new home. Go over the room measurements of each new home floor plan and then measure the furniture you currently have. Make sure your pieces will fit before deciding on your floor plan, or else you’ll have a stressful move-in day!
Trust Your Gut
At the end of the day, some designs will work for you, and others will fail to measure up to your expectations. When you feel comfortable in a certain layout, that should mean a lot more than specifications on paper. The space you choose for you and your family varies, but you’ll know “your” space when you see it. Trust those instincts!
Let’s Find Your Perfect Floor Plan
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to find the perfect floor plan for you and your family’s lifestyle. If you’d like to start the process, Ridgeline Homes would be more than happy to help! We will help you select the floor plan that feels right and build you your dream home. We’re based in Montrose, Colorado, and are ready to start this exciting process with you.