Designing the perfect floor plan for your new custom home isn’t an easy task, but it can be done! Every home is different, and your floor plan will entirely depend on your lifestyle and how your family uses the space. Continue reading for three tips on how to optimize your new floor plan to fit your wants and needs!
Highlight The Home’s Assets
Your floor plan should highlight all of the great assets of your new custom home, such as large windows that overlook your backyard, and the amount of sunlight you get on certain sides of the house. For example, if your home is built on the East-West axis, keep in mind that most of your sunlight will be coming from the South. This is very helpful for planning living spaces and windows to make the most out of natural light!
There are many new and innovative floor plan designs in modern homes that you may want to incorporate, but don’t forget about the simple and traditional designs as well. Most aspects of a conventional floor plan are popular for a reason- they are practical for everyday life! For example, you may want to take a more modern approach of creating an open floor plan to create a seamless integration between the kitchen, living room, and dining room, but you may also want a conventional mudroom and closet by the front door for shoes and jackets. It’s very possible that your perfect floor plan is a mix of both modern and timeless designs.
Plan For The Future
One of the most essential tips for designing your floor plan is to do your best to plan for the future. While you may not know exactly how your home life will look in a few years, it’s important to have enough space in your home if you are thinking about expanding your family. Also, many homeowners are making space for aging parents to live with them in an in-law suite, so you may consider adding a private bedroom and bathroom to the floorplan. If you are hoping to work from home in the future, your custom home design should also include an office or flexible workspace.
Build Your Dream Custom Home With T&G Builders
T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.