Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How to Choose the Right Floor Plan for your Family

When you first start looking at home designs to build it seems like there are just far too many to choose from! This is why some guidance and advice from professionals is really important. This will really help narrow down your search and make sure you find the best possible home for you and your lifestyle.

Ultimately you need a block of land that suits the type of home you need and the lifestyle you desire; if you purchase a block of land before choosing your home design you may be limiting your options, and ultimately not achieve that dream home you’ve always wanted. Instead, buy the land to suit the home and the process will be made much simpler and you’ll be more satisfied with the end result. By choosing your home design first and consulting with your builder on the land, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that it is possible to build your dream home on your chosen block of land, before you purchase the block of land. It’s also good to know that if your dream home design doesn’t quite fit onto the block of land, your builder can help you modify the home to suit.

When it comes to selecting the right home design, it’s important to think about your future needs and lifestyle. If you currently have children, consider where their rooms will be in relation to the master bedroom and how big they will all need to be. If you don’t have children currently but are considering it in the near future, then you will need to factor this into your plans.

Another really important factor when choosing the right block of land is orientation, as this will affect where certain rooms will be in the home. This is really important to think about, as the amount of light and sun these rooms get could influence your decision.

All you need to do is to think about your lifestyle - if you love cooking, then a big gourmet kitchen might be really important to you, if you like entertaining and having people over, then a central living area and outdoor entertaining area will be a must – it’s all about choosing the right design for your lifestyle.

The design you choose will ultimately be determined by your block of land, and in particular, the width of the land. Larger builders like Coral Homes have a wide range of fixed price house and land packages that can be customised to suit your needs and the beauty is, there will be no unexpected hidden costs so you will know exactly how much the home will cost from the outset.

A good way of getting a feel for different home designs and features within them is by visiting some different builders display homes. Take note of what features and aspects you really like and consider how you might be able to incorporate them into your own home.

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