Resources >> Choosing a Floor Plan
Looking at the floor plans offered by different builders can be overwhelming with the different sizes and styles of rooms, open concept verses conventional layouts and all the options that can be available. How can you tell which plan is right for your family?
- Start by examining your lifestyle. Determine all of your lifestyle needs and wishes.
- Do you want children's areas and toys to be separated from the main living area, or do you want everything on the main floor for maximum visibility?
- Do you want a separate dining room for formal functions, or are you more comfortable with a large eat in kitchen?
- How many bedrooms do you need for immediate family members? Do you need an extra room for guests or grandparents? Will your family be growing in the future?
- Do you need an area dedicated for a computer/work station? Does it need to be a separate room, or would a nook or a loft area work?
- Do you need/want a master ensuite bath plus a separate bathroom for friends and the children, or a larger family bath? Do you want a separate shower and bathtub, or a combination of the two? Do you need one or two sinks in any of the bathrooms? Knowing what you want out of your house will help you narrow the field to choose from.
- Look at the square footage of the room. A floorplan can be rather small, it is easy to either under or over estimate the size of the room. If you have a hard time visualizing what those numbers mean, measure the equivalent room(s) in your current home to compare.
- Consider furniture placement. There is nothing worse than arriving at your new house on closing day and discovering that there is nowhere to put the Big Screen TV, that the couch doesn't fit or that you need a smaller dining room table. If you have specific needs, consider making a scale room plan with your furniture to make sure that everything will fit.
- Finally, consider which plan you like. Please don't hesitate to ask us if we have any models of that home that you can walk through, even if it's not quite finished. Being in it can help you determine if it is the house for you.