You have a lot to keep in mind when searching for a new home, from price to location to all sorts of particular details that you and your family want. One of the first such details you’ll want to tackle — floor plans. The basic layout of your new home is one of the first things you’ll have to decide on before construction, and it sets the baseline for many other elements of the home as well.
Hamlet Homes is a premier homebuilder in Utah, offering beautiful communities with a wide variety of home floor plans. What should you be considering with regard to a floor plan when you’re looking for your new home?
Firstly, you need to consider the practical elements of your floor plan. Do you have children who need rooms and floor space to play? Do you or your partner work from home or require special, set-aside space for work? Do you have teenagers who need their own separated space? Do you prefer one floor, or multiple stories?
All these and more are the basic questions to ask yourself. Any lifestyle element large enough to be a day-to-day consideration should be covered, plus personal preference to whatever degree you can fit it in.
There could be a number of situations where you might need a special accommodation within your floor plan. Maybe you have small children who require wide hallways, or maybe you or a loved one who stays with you frequently needs wheelchair considerations. Make sure these themes are loudly noted early on in the process.
Many people pick a floor plan with hosting guests as a top priority. Wide entryways and large amounts of open space in community areas can be a great way to go here, plus many people design particular spaces with guests in mind. There are also plenty of ways to separate social and family life with guest hosting areas in one location, then private family areas on another floor or in another area.
Outdoor vs Indoor
It’s also important when choosing your floor plan to assess how much you and your family will use your outdoor amenities. Whether this is a pool, a barbecue or a larger yard space, it counts as part of your floor plan when you’re making these calls. Make sure you can handle the responsibilities and maintenance associated with a large yard or multiple outdoor amenities if you choose to go in that direction.