So you’ve made the decision to move forward with your plans to buy a custom home. Now you’re faced with the question, “What floor plan do I choose?” This is one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make, so here are some important factors to consider so you can make the best choice for your home.
1. Determine Your Price Range
Sometimes, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying and planning for your new home. How much will your budget allow you to spend? Know what your price range is, and stick to it as well as you can. Whether you’ve got a certain layout in mind or you’re wanting to work with your home builder to create a completely custom design, always be aware of pricing. Our team can guide you through this process, showing you how we can meet your needs within your budget.
2. Remember Who’s Living There
One of the first things you should do is consider the size of your family. What will you all feel comfortable in, and what would be functional for everyone? You don’t want to feel cramped in your own home, but you also don’t want to pay for too much unused space. How many rooms you’ll need for family members? How often do you host out-of-town family and friends? And how many bathrooms would be appropriate for yourselves or for guests? Having it all mapped out keeps you in control of your home journey.
3. Modifications are Possible
Don’t forget, while you’re checking out hundreds of floor plans, you can customize your home as much you want. Your home will be designed entirely by you – your wants and needs are top priority, so if you have any special requests, you can always make them known. We can guide you, but ultimately you’re building your dream house! Here are some helpful hints about modifications.
4. Consider Square Footage and Style
Do you have a specific size and style in mind already? Square footage is just another way you can use to customize your floor plan. And if you’ve always had a preference for a certain style of home, you can sync these two details to create your dream home. This is the beauty of crafting your own space!
5. Go With Your Gut
Have you had a specific floor plan in mind? Maybe one stuck out to you and you haven’t forgotten it, even after all your searches. Chances are, this is leading you in the right direction. Above all, you want to be happy and settled in your new home, so if something feels right, don’t dismiss it. If you’re concerned about pricing, don’t hesitate to discuss it with your builder. Learn more about modular home costs.
6. Seek Guidance from a Professional
Your custom home builder is, of course, the best option for guidance! Write down any questions that might pop into your head through the process and address each point the next time you meet with them. Talking with a professional can ease some your worries, and you’ll walk away feeling excited about your new home!