If you are planning to build a new home, you might have considered certain aspects such as where to get a mortgage, the number of bedrooms, the wall and ceiling paint colours, the lighting style and which home security system to install. But have you thought about the floor plan? Without the right floor plan, your new home construction project might not be successful. But what should guide you when choosing the floor plan of your new home?
How You Live
If you choose a floor plan that doesn't match your lifestyle, you might have to remodel it later. How you live will dictate the floor plan you choose. If you want to connect with your family members freely as they prepare meals in the kitchen, read books in the home library or watch TV programs in the living room, an open floor plan would be the best. A family that usually entertains big groups or hosts large family gatherings in their house would choose a different floor plan from a family that wants to have separate spaces with minimal traffic. If you are always on trips and rarely cook in your house, an open floor plan might not be good for you.
If you expect your family to grow, the rooms should have a floor plan that should suit the baby when crawling or making their first steps. As your family expands, you might need more space for them in future, and you shouldn't go for a floor plan that could hinder this. Will the floor plan make it easier for you to convert a den into a bedroom in the coming days? Besides getting children, your family could also get larger if you bring your aging parents to live with you. In this case, you might have to construct a self-contained dwelling unit in the garage or basement for the parents, and you might have to change the floor plan if you had designed it without the expected growth in your mind.
Working from Home
If you usually work from home, you might have to include dedicated office space in your new home plan. Most people with workspace in their homes have fewer activities and disruptions, less traffic and minimal noise in the house. So the floor plan you choose should make the workspace more comfortable and less noisy when moving the office tables and seats or computer equipment from one place to another.
If you receive customers at home, choose a floor plan that would suit them based on their age. If you usually get involved in hobbies such as woodworking, sewing or crafts, choose a floor plan that would minimise accidents and withstand the pressure and traffic that come with such hobbies.
For more information, contact a new home building contractor.