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How to Pick The Right Floorplan 

When looking for a new home online you will come across thousands of floorplans. All of them are great and functional for different people, but the question you need to keep in mind while exploring them is: “Will this floorplan meet my family’s needs?” It is hard to know on the spot whether a floorplan will work for you while aimlessly exploring different options. Clear your browser and take some time to define your wants and needs for your new home.

Here are four questions to ask yourself before continuing your search for the perfect floorplan:

Why am I looking for a new home?

It is important to reflect on some of the reasons you are looking into buying a new home. Make a list of the wants and needs your current home is not meeting. 

Here a few things to consider:

  • Is your current home too big or too small?
  • Do you need an extra bedroom?
  • Are you running out of storage?
  • Do you want a more open layout?

By answering these questions you will able to get a feel for your new homes square footage requirements. 

What do I like about my current home?

Although you are looking for a new home, there may be some things you love about your current home. You might enjoy having a window by the sink or having a front porch to do some leisure reading after dinner. Make note of what features you would like to “take with you” to your new home.

Will this floorplan accommodate my family’s lifestyle?

Reflect on what rooms in your home you spend the most time in. Do you spend quite a lot of time in the kitchen cooking delicious dishes for your guest to enjoy? Is your home the hot spot when it comes to watching games or the latest episode of your favorite show? You might realize that it’s time to buy a bigger home with an open floorplan so that you are able to comfortably entertain all of your loved ones.

How will my life look like in 5 – 10 years?

Life does not always go exactly according to plan, but try to imagine what your life might look like in 5-10 years. Think about how your personal and professional life might change, and start planning for the future. Will you have more kids or are you closer to becoming an empty nester? If so, consider how many bedrooms you will need to accommodate your family. Do you plan on making your side hustle into your full-time job? This is a good indication that you’ll need extra space for an office or equipment. Buying an appropriately sized home will ensure that your new home is flexible enough for your current and future needs.

Now that you have a better idea of what you are looking for in your new home, resume your floorplan search here:

Anna Young

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