When choosing to build a new home of your own, there are many things you need to think about. One of the most important aspects in the planning of a newly constructed home is your choice in a floor plan. Taking the time to consider your lifestyle and planning for the future can make the difference between a home you love and a home you are stuck in. If you already have a lot, you may need to discuss the options available with your builder. Some lots may not be able to sustain the type of plan you desire. Next, take a look at a variety of plans and visit some model homes to get a good basis for what options are available. Finally, imagine living in the space you create in your mind and determine if it is a place you can see yourself and your family occupying for some time to come.
It’s all in the Details
You may be a young couple just starting a family, a retiree looking for their smaller nest, or somewhere in between. Depending on where you are in life, the details you choose in your home plan are very important and worthy of thought. Think about your lifestyle now and what you foresee in the future. Do you need more square footage for a growing family or overnight guests? Do you enjoy entertaining in a formal dining room or a warm family room? What are your style preferences? How long do you intend on staying in the home and will it continue to serve your needs over time? If you do plan to sell, will your chosen plan have appeal for future homebuyers? How much privacy do you desire and how much natural light is important?
The answer to these questions and many others like them will help determine the right home plan for you. And, while the beauty of your home is important, don’t focus too much on the finishes just yet. It is more important to consider the feel and function of your plan now and add the design later. Things like paint, upgraded floors, designer countertops, and other such features can be added later much easier than knocking down walls and building additions. Also understand that every floor plan will have pros and cons. Think about both now so you know what to expect. It’s not pleasant to realize the negative aspects of your plan after you’ve started moving in.
There are also other considerations that may be less “fun”, but equally important. Before choosing a home plan, make sure you fully understand your budgetary limits. Different layouts have different expenses that go with them. It is important to speak with your builder before choosing a design to make sure that it is affordable. The builder can also share ideas from years of building experience to help you get the most for your money. Pre-existing home plan options are a nice choice, and many existing plans can be customized to suit your needs as well.
Progressive Builders Is Here For You!
Progressive Builders is dedicated to partnering with you every step of the home building process to ensure that your home plan will accommodate your lifestyle and will meet the needs of your family. We also can assist you in finding the right floor plan and constructing your home with a focus on quality, all at an outstanding value. With over 20 years of experience we’ve built a reputation across the Twin Cities metro area and beyond and are committed to continuing that level of excellence for your new home construction project. We have a number of customizable home plans to suit your needs and several lots available in neighborhoods across the Metro. We invite you to contact us today for more information.