Let’s face it, choosing the plan for your new home is a big decision. You may already have an idea of what you want in a home plan, or you may not have considered the layout that would best fit your needs. In either case, there are definitely some things to think about before making your selection. The time it takes to properly select your plan can be more than you bargained for, but in the end it is well worth it. The plan should cover your needs as well as your lot, the landscape, the resale value, and the square footage that will accommodate your family without significantly increasing other items such as property taxes, utilities, and maintenance costs.
A helpful activity can be to simply make a list of all the components of a floor plan that you can’t live without. Then, make a list of components you know you don’t want. Spending some time thinking about other homes you have lived in can be helpful as well as visiting model homes or homes on the market and noting what you like and dislike about their floor plan. The goal is to make sure that when it is built, it will be comfortable and accommodating.
Consider Your Budget
One of the very first things to examine when selecting a floor plan is your budget. Different home types such as two-story or ranch plans will differ in the cost to build them. Even if two home styles have the same square footage, the expense can vary dramatically. Amenities may need to be scrutinized to eliminate unnecessary features and ensure the most important ones are included. Discussing your options with a professional builder can be helpful to narrow down your optimal plan.
Accommodate Your Lifestyle
Everyone is different and every family has different requirements for a plan to fit their unique lifestyle. Individuals who are building their first home will have very different needs than a couple seeking a retirement property. Think about where you are at in life. Do you plan to have children? Will you likely need to care for elderly parents? Do you enjoy hosting parties and having overnight guests? Do you spend more time in one room than another? These and many other pertinent questions can help narrow down the vast number of options and help find a plan that will grow with you over the long-term.
Think about the rooms and how they are situated in relation to one another. Would you prefer a more open plan or do you desire a warmer and cozier feel? Think about the activities or hobbies you enjoy. Will your basement be a man cave or a sewing room? Do you exercise and need room for your equipment? Is a formal dining room a necessity or is a smaller dining area sufficient? Your lifestyle plays a very important role in selecting a home plan that you will love.
Progressive Builders is dedicated to partnering with you every step of the home building process to ensure that your new home has the right floor plan to meet your needs, constructed with a focus on quality, and 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 invite you to contact us today for more information about our company, or our available lots and models.