How to Choose a Floor Plan that Suits Your Style

If 2023 is your year to bite the bullet and build your custom home, you might be slightly overwhelmed by all of the decisions that you could be facing. Obviously, the location of your home is going to be the first major concern. But once you pick the area you want to live in, the next biggest factor is going to be your floor plan. A floor plan dictates the flow of your home, entertaining space, and functionality. With so much riding on one decision, how do you know what will work best for your custom home in Summerville? These are the tips we shared with RedFin’s audience.

Household Size

Although household members can come and go, some will be with you for the long haul. The first step to choosing your floor plan is to consider who is going to be in the home. If you have older individuals, a first-floor bathroom will be a must. If you have teens, you might want to have a little more sectioned-off space. Your floor plan needs will change as your life stages do, so try to think about the future past next year when choosing your floor plan.

Entertaining Frequency

Are you someone who entertains frequently, or do you have a family that spends a lot of time together? Entertaining will be greatly impacted by your floor plan. Considering things like an eat-in kitchen or a great room where lots of people can gather is a must for larger families who like to mingle. If you are more shy and introverted and usually have smaller get-togethers, then you might opt for smaller secluded spaces where you can spend one-on-one time with those you love.

The Master Bedroom is a Priority

Where the master bedroom sits is always going to be a concern. Whether you are building your custom home for your and your family’s future or you intend to make it an investment home, you want to make sure that the master is positioned well for privacy, while also meeting other criteria. Choosing a first-floor master is great for older individuals because they don’t have to tackle the stairs, but many parents like it when their bedroom is on the same floor as their kids. Make sure that you consider the master’s placement in relation to the rest of the house, the yard, the laundry, and everything else. It should be convenient, but also offer some privacy.

Trends Don’t Always Last

When choosing a floor plan, try to steer clear of trendy floor plans that are impractical. They might be great right now, but when times change or your life situation does – remember, you are going to be stuck. It isn’t very easy to change the floor plan of a house (if it is even feasible), so although it might be popular right now, make sure it is something you can live with for the long haul!

If 2023 is your year to build a new custom home in Summerville, after you find the location, choosing a floor plan is going to be critical for your home’s overall enjoyment and functionality. Take the time to consider many options and think down the road a bit instead of just considering the here and now. At Ragland Homes, we understand that building a home can be overwhelming, and we’re here to provide you with as much support and hand-holding as you need. Contact us today to get started!