The layout of your home is probably one of the most significant choices you will make regarding your build. Regardless of your new location, the layout of the rooms and how your home will flow will largely depend on your lifestyle. Choosing the perfect plan and making sure it suits your block doesn’t have to be stressful!
Here are our 3 tips to help you decide on a plan right for your block and budget!
1. Choose a floor plan that suits your lifestyle and budget.
It’s important to consider the things important to you now and in the future when looking at the layout of your future home, do you have children, how old are they? Or do you plan to bring children home to this house in the future? This will impact the number of bedrooms you require, their size and potentially their location. Assess your current floor plan, what are the pro’s and con’s? Are there things you would like to bring into your new home, or, you may like none of it! Unsure? That’s what we’re here for! 😉
2. Frontages, Covenants and Functionality.
Obviously, the layout and design of your home needs to fit within your block. The ‘frontage’ or essentially the width of your block is one of the most important factors that need to be considered when looking for your perfect plan – *We’re soon to release a filter on our website that will help you search via frontage from our existing plans making it even easier for you to find what you’re looking for!* Other factors to consider are possible Covenants put in place by the developer of your block. You’ll be made aware of these during the buying process and your builder will guide you in building within these. Of course, your home also needs to be as functional as it is beautiful. Storage space, easy access to the laundry or entertaining areas and bedrooms big enough to keep everyone happy are just a few things to consider. Try making a list of things like this over time so when it comes time to build you don’t forget to ask those important questions!
3. Entertaining & The Outdoors
Many homes are built around entertaining and welcoming guests the minute they step through the front door. A wide entry and hallway opening into an open floor plan living and dining room and meandering to the outdoors would be perfect for guests visiting. Although, if you and your family are more private and don’t like your full home on display every time the front door is opened, you may opt for a formal living room adjacent to the front door instead.
Your floor plan will most likely include an outdoor area. Whether that is a porch or patio, swimming pool or both. When choosing a floor plan, assess how much your family will use this outdoor area. Similar to a large backyard, it looks beautiful when you keep up with it, but can look terrible if you don’t. Ensure you want the added responsibility of keeping up with the outdoor plan AND the indoors at the same time. 👌🏼
Deciding on a floor plan can be fun and frustrating at the same time. Assess your family’s lifestyle and your preferences. With patience and the right builder, your dream home floor plan will be easier to find than you think!