Tips for Choosing a New Home Floor Plan
Have you embarked on the new home building process? If so, congratulations! Here are a few tips for choosing a new home floor plan. There are a lot of decisions to be made at the beginning of buying a new home, but with a little thought and the insight of professionals, it can be an easy process.
- Tour model homes. The best way to know if features or a particular layout will work for you is to see it in person. Tour several model homes to see if features you prefer work in real life like they do on paper. Make notes of what you do and don’t like so your Agent can assist in the selection process.
- Think about long term livability. How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need for an expanding family or guests that might by staying with you? Consider how much you like to entertain, and how your furniture may fit into the space. Overall try to really envision yourself living in that home in 5-7 years.
- Put the extra space where you need it. Explore structural and design options like to put the space where you need it and avoid the need (and expense) of a remodel. Thinking about how a specific floor plan works for your overall lifestyle will greatly reduce any headaches down the road when you wish you had that extra bedroom or patio area.
- Pick finishes and structural options that you like. What’s trendy now will not necessarily be the latest thing in a few years. Pick finishes and features that you like and are durable for you since you’re the one who will be living in the home. Use the expertise of the Design Center Coordinator to help you make decisions. They’ve been through this with hundreds of homeowners and really want you to be satisfied with the overall design and look of your home.
While every experience is different, following these tips and beginning the process with a good idea of the big things can help minimize headaches and maximize your experience.