Now that you have narrowed it down to the perfect community to call home, it is time to start looking at floor plans and layouts. Whether you are purchasing a pre-built home or starting from the ground up, there are easy ways to narrow down if a layout is the perfect fit for your new home!
Room to Grow
Don’t just choose the perfect home for ‘right now’. Think about where you might be in 3 years, 5 years and even ten years! It’s always a good thing to have a little room to grow, instead of having to move sooner than planned if you outgrow your home sooner than you thought.
Consider how you will use your space in your new home. Do you work from home? Maybe you want a designated kids playroom to keep the mess contained. Or perhaps you want a separate bonus room for late night Netflix marathons. Think about creating little pockets throughout the home based on your needs, and plan accordingly when looking at the layout.
Go with the flow
Why are open floor plans still so popular? They make spaces appear brighter as they don’t cast as many shadows; the rooms feel larger without blocking off other areas in the house and they create an easy flow from one room to another. Open floor plans are also great for entertaining a large crowd and not to mention keeping an eye on the kiddos!
Lot & Positioning
There is a lot to be said for how the house is positioned on the property. Are you an early riser and don’t mind a bright bedroom in the morning? Maybe you are an avid gardener and want to tackle your first veggie garden. Don’t forget to take into account the sun’s positioning throughout the day in conjunction with your new home’s location on the lot.