Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Move.
You don’t need to be an expert in designing a house floor plan. Whether you are getting ready to design your floor plan with an architect or you are house hunting for the perfect home, it’s important to know what to consider when making or choosing a floor plan.
Assess your lifestyle.
Think carefully about your lifestyle before choosing a floor plan. Do you like a single-story or multistory home? Do you prefer an open floor plan or are individual rooms?
Ask floor plan questions!
For many homeowners, the symbols and jargon can be difficult to understand. Not knowing what every door swing, window, stair, and multi-story space looks like on a floor plan is OK. Don’t make the mistake of assuming; ask!
Measure your furniture and plan out the space.
Measure your existing furniture and walking areas before deciding on what to move into your new home.
Imagine your home fully occupied.
If you love to entertain, imagine your home fully occupied when planning the kitchen, dining room and living room areas. This will ensure you plan room for mingling, eating, dancing, serving and, of course, walking through your home!
Floor plan considerations for child safety.
Your children’s safety should always come first, and many floor plan amenities such as balconies, railless staircases, glass shower enclosures, and other features may look great for adults but may need to be modified for families with small children.
Think about your budget now.
Don’t get oversold by the real estate agent or a developer’s representative – only you know your budget.
Make decisions with your family.
If you are able to walk through a home before deciding on a purchase, consider bringing your family along for the decision. Have your family weigh in on the important decision of choosing the ideal floor plan for your new house!
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Blog Submission: Karen Mantzouranis, NJWMA Vice President and Co-Founder of Main Street Movers