A floor plan that suits your lifestyle is key to creating a comfortable and efficient living space. Factors such as the amount of space you need, how you use it, and what furniture or appliances you have should all be considered when choosing a floor plan. Additionally, the layout of your home can help reduce energy costs by taking advantage of natural light and air flow.
Beyond the functional aspects of a floor plan are the personal touches that you’ve always envisioned in your home. In this article, we’ll discuss why choosing a suitable floor plan is so important when designing a home and what questions to ask yourself and the home builder before making a final decision.
What Would Make Your Life Easier?
A personalized floor plan can make a world of difference when it comes to making your life easier. Whether you’re trying to maximize the space in your home, create a kid-friendly layout, or establish an adult-only oasis, the right floor plan for your lifestyle is crucial.
From creating the perfect flow of movement between rooms to designing spaces that are tailored to specific activities, there are many ways that having a functional floor plan can help improve your day-to-day life.
A functional floor plan can help to create a sense of order and organization. By keeping items in their rightful places and utilizing storage solutions, you can reduce clutter and make it easier to find what you need.
What Brings You Enjoyment?
This might seem like a basic question, what makes you happy? But, when it comes to selecting a floor plan, it can get a little more complicated. Asking yourself questions such as:
- Do I like to entertain?
- Do I watch a lot of television?
- Should this be kid friendly?
- How often do I cook?
- How much natural lighting do I want?
- Do I want an open floor plan?
- How much foot traffic will come through this area?
- How much space do we need for our furniture?
- What colors complement each other in specific spaces?
By taking the time to plan ahead and investigate all the possibilities, you’re much more likely to select a floor plan that will bring you joy and satisfaction for years to come. The right floor plan can make all the difference in creating a home that is beautiful and functional, so take your time to find one that really works for your family.
What was Your Previous Home Missing?
One of the most effective ways to know what you want in a floor plan is to look back on previous housing experiences. Recollecting pain points from a previous experience can oftentimes set the tone for your new home.
For example, maybe the kitchen in your previous home didn’t have enough storage space. So, in your next floor plan, you want to ensure there are plenty of cabinets in the kitchen.
Compiling a list of “must haves” of features that were lacking in previous homes, can really help both you and the home builder determine what you want in a home.
Questions to Ask Your Home Builder about Floor Plans
If you’re struggling to select the perfect floor plan, don’t forget, you have a valuable resource in your corner (if you’ve chosen a good home builder). Odds are the construction team you’ve chosen have built/designed more homes than you can possibly imagine. Their insight could provide you with the information to come to a conclusion. Ask questions such as:
- What specific floor plans fall within our budget?
- Do our expectations match our budget?
- What floor plan would match the lot size and shape the best?
- From what you know, does this floor plan match our lifestyle?
- Do you foresee any conflicting details regarding our vision and these floor plans?
In the end, selecting a floor plan is your decision. But it’s important to utilize your resources and have a firm understanding of your budget.
Delivering the Perfect Floor Plan for Your Home
Instead of conforming to a dysfunctional floor plan, create a layout that’s tailored to your needs. At Arnold Roberts Signature Homes, we have an abundance of desirable floor plans that will suit your unique lifestyle.
Whether you’re new to the Southwest Florida area or have lived here for decades and are looking for your dream home, our team of experienced construction professionals would love to discuss your housing vision.
Your perfect floor plan is out there, and Arnold Roberts Signature Homes can help you find it! Give us a call at (239) 540-1999 or contact us on our website and let’s get started, today!