5 Tips to Tailoring Your Floor Plan for Your Lifestyle


August 13, 2017

One of the biggest investments in your lifetime is your home!  It is the place that you go to wind down, relax, entertain, cook, and raise your family and work. The best thing about building a custom home is that you won’t have to force your family’s lifestyle into a floor plan!

In a day in age of outsourcing, Joseph Douglas Homes offers two experienced in-house CAD designers that work directly with you, our customer, on every single project. Because of our commitment to finding you the best design for your home, we can easily tailor an existing floor plan or create a one-of-a-kind custom plan for you. We always work hard to help you design the home that fits your family’s needs. No matter if your family is downsizing or expanding, we work with you to build the home that is the best for you all while staying within your budget. 

Even though we make working with Joseph Douglas Homes as easy and straightforward as possible, you are bound to need ideas at times! For some tips and thoughts about picking your perfect floor plan, look at these 5 tips to choosing the right floor plan for your home below:

  1. Choose a plan based on your design style

Are you traditional and prefer a closed off floor plan or do you have a modern style where an open floor plan would fit better? Some families prefer everyone to gather in one spot and others work better when there are separate rooms to meet in. Think of things like your furnishings and imagine how you will decorate your home!

  1. Pick what size of home will be the best for your family

The size of your home should be one of your first thoughts. Every family doesn’t need a huge home and every family won’t feel comfortable in a small one bedroom. Choosing a floor plan should begin with how large of a home you want and how that will fit into your lifestyle. Think about how many bedrooms you will need for kids and how many bathrooms are enough for your lifestyles.

  1. Know your budget before choosing a floor plan

Let’s face it; there is always the side of us that wants to go bigger and better than we ever imagined. Before getting your heart set on one type of floor plan – know what the costs are associated with the layout.

  1. Understand the pros and cons of your floor plan

There isn’t ever going to be a perfect floor plan. There will always be some kind of pros and cons. You and your family will need to decide what are your priorities are and what can you learn to live without.  Make sure to weigh the pros and cons when looking for the perfect floor plan.

  1. Ask us for help

While you may know what you want in your future home, we can always help you consider a different point of view. Factors such as energy savings/costs, building times, and maintenance experience are factors that a professional can give their guidance on. Best of all, we can semi-customize your floor plan to fit your lifestyle.

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