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How to choose a perfect home plan for your needs

One of the most important things you will do when buying a new home is choosing an adequate layout of your new house. No matter if you are looking for a small or a large house, the interior organisation should depend on your lifestyle.

Since many things need to be considered when choosing the perfect home plan, this process can be very stressful. We suggest you check out these tips at the beginning of this exciting journey.

1. Define your budget

One of the crucial things when choosing a perfect home design plan is to know your budget. This will help you narrow your search, and make the entire process less stressful. So, before you start exploring different home plans, we suggest you sit down and take a look at your finances to get a clearer sense of the price range you can afford.

2. Single-storey or multi-storey?

This is another important aspect of home plans. Depending on your preferences and lifestyle you will be able to choose between single and multi-storey home design plans. Some people choose houses with multiple floors because they give them more privacy – the lower storey includes kitchen, living room, and bathroom, while the upper floor is reserved for parents’, kids’ and guest room. On the other side, the single-storey houses are organised in the way where the living room and kitchen are located in the centre of the home and surrounded by bedrooms and bathroom.

3. How much outdoor space do you want to have?

Most people love spending time outside, especially during summer, and that is why it is important not to forget the outdoor area of your property. You should be keeping up with the indoor and outdoor plan at the same time, so one of the first decisions you should make is whether you want to have a small or large yard. This will help you define how much space of your land you want to use for the house, so you will know which type of floor plans you would be looking for.

4. Choose a floor plan that fits your lifestyle

You should be thinking of the way you live, as well as the age of all your family members. Most families with small kids will decide to choose home plans where bedrooms and bathrooms are grouped at one part of the home. On the other side, if your children are teenagers you might consider having bedrooms at separate parts of your house. This can help you decide whether you want an open floor plan, multi-storey one, or something completely different.

5. Be aware there are benefits and drawbacks of every floor plan

It is impossible to find a floor plan that includes only the things you want and not the ones you don’t want, so you need to prioritise features that are the most important for you and your family. For example, you might wish to have many windows in your living room to make it brighter, but you should know that will probably increase your heating bills during winter. On the other side, you might love the feeling of openness that open floor plans bring, but be prepared for more noise especially if you have small children since there are no walls as in traditional home design plans. Decide which things you can accept and try to weigh the advantages against drawbacks of every floor plan.

6. The lot size

Whether you already have a piece of land where you want to build your home, or you need to buy the lot too, its size is one of the things that can narrow your search for a perfect home plan too. Depending on the zoning, there might be additional requirements about the minimum and maximum lot sizes for home construction. To determine the right lot size for you, it is best to hire a home construction contractor that can provide you with a professional estimate.

7. Combine your dreams and reality

You should be aware that building a new home can be very exciting but at the same time extremely overwhelming. In order to avoid potential complications, it is important to be practical. Your ideas and dreams might get you in the wrong direction, so you should base your vision on your budget and size of the house you need.

We understand there's a lot of things to consider when designing your home, but lucky for you we have done the hard work for you! Enter, our pre-designed plans that are uniquely yours. Our plans are all totally customisable to suit your specific needs and requirements - but the hard work has been done for you. Chat to our team to get started. It starts with us.

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