It’s not every day that you get to create your dream home from the ground up. While designing your dream home is fun, it can also create a significant amount of pressure.
Case in point – 46% of Americans find home renovation frustrating and 12 percent even consider separating from their partner during the process. Yet, it doesn’t have to be such a source of tension.
One of the first major decisions you need to make is to choose floor plans. This will set the tone for your entire build. We’re here to help. We’ve compiled 7 questions to ask yourself before you decide on the perfect floor plan.
1. What Works For Your Family?
How many people you plan to have in your home is a major factor in choosing your interior floor plan.
If you have a large family, make sure there’s enough space for each person to have their own space. Decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need first. Remember to consider whether you need a additional space for guests.
2. What Style Speaks To You?
There are many different styles when it comes to types of floor plans.
Are you going for a beach house style? Or maybe even ranch house? If you’re uncertain, take time to look at the different styles and see what fits best in your interior design dreams.
3. Does Your Land Allow For Your Plan?
Is outdoor space an absolute priority for you? Consider what kind of land you’re building on.
If you have a smaller size plot that you’re building on, consider a multi-story home. If a sprawling ranch style home is what you’ve wanted, be sure that the property you’ve chosen can accommodate that.
4. Are There Downsides?
There will be benefits and sacrifices for any floor plan you choose.
Know the downsides of each floor plan you’re considering. This will help you to make the most informed decision possible. Additionally, it will guarantee you stay happy with your dream home for years to come.
5. Will Your Furniture Fit?
If you’re planning on bringing furniture pieces you already own into your new renovation, make sure it all fits perfectly.
Take measurements of your pieces and space them out in the rooms they’re meant to occupy. Stay away from making your dream home feel crowded. Taking this extra step will ensure your floor plan allows for all of your favorite pieces.
6. Is It In Your Budget?
Different types of floor plans will also vary in price.
Devise a clear budget so you can partner with your builder on exactly how much executing your floor plan will cost. Avoid any unhappy surprises before you start building by communicating about your budget with your contractor.
7. Do You Need To Customize?
When nothing feels exactly right, you always have the option to customize.
You only have one shot at creating the perfect home for you and your family. Be honest with yourself and don’t settle for something that’s less than ideal. Ask your contractor about options for customizing your floor plan so it works for you.
Choose a Floor Plans That Make Your Home Reflect Your Style
Building your new home should be exciting. By answering these 7 questions for yourself, you’ll be sure to find chose floor plans that are perfect for you.
Contact us today to see our catalog of floor plans. We can’t wait to help you choose the best floor plans for your dream home.
Hill Country Plans offers nearly a century combined with real-life experience and expertise in residential and commercial design and construction. We’re inspired by a love of architecture manifested through a fascination with blending raw materials and structural design concepts to create beautiful, functional structures.