Nov 26, 2016

On Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your New Home

One of the best ways to have a perfect home is having a concrete plan for all the things that you will do in your own house. When buying a new home, it is ideal to have a floor plan as early as a month before you move in.

In your floor plan, you will at least have an idea where you will put your appliances, your furniture, and additional fixtures. You can also plan ahead the room designations as well as the safety plan for your house when the need arises.

To help you further, here are nine effective ways to have the right floor plan for your new home.

  1. Decide on the size of home that will suit to the size of your family. If you have a normal sized family (3-5 members), maybe a bungalow or a studio-type apartment is best for you. If you’ll be living with extended family, a single-detached home will do. Determining the size of your home is the basic component of drawing up your floor plan.
  2. When drawing up your floor plan, don’t forget to add your own personal style. Are you more traditional or a contemporary design fan? Think outside the box. Look for the best decorations that will be very relatable to your personal choice.
  3. Choose the right dwelling type based on your location. There are dwelling types that are better for urban areas while some are better for rural areas. Remember, the location of your house can also be a vital part of creating a safe floor plan.
  4. There is no such thing as a perfect floor plan, so you must be mindful what your priorities are and which ones you can live without. Arranging what’s necessary to your daily life and avoiding clutter in your house through your floor plan is highly recommended.
  5. According to, when choosing a floor plan, always ensure that you are basing your decision on how the home flows and feels functional for your daily activities. Don’t get too overwhelmed by upgraded floors, countertops, or ceilings, imagine a “stripped down” house and start planning form there.
  6. It is not bad to ask for some guidance. Consult an interior designer and a real estate agent as well. You can also consult an architect to help you out on extensively creating your floor plan.
  7. Trust your instincts, even when creating a floor plan. Trust your ability to notice what’s right and what is wrong from your floor plan then work from there.
  8. Do you really have to buy a new appliance or furniture? Analyze your floor plan and see which ones you still need
  9. Set your budget limit before executing your floor plan. Save for the future. Buy only which you need, whether it’s an appliance set or furniture. Be practical. More expensive isn’t always better. Multi-functional furniture are also available in stores today. Not only will you be saving money, but also living space.

Creating an ideal home for you and your family is not easy but with the proper planning, time and budget management, you can still achieve the ideal house that you want. All it needs is a little resourcefulness and creativity.

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