After deciding to build a custom home, it can be challenging to know where to begin. One of the first decisions you will need to make is the square footage, as the size of your house has a major impact on the design and layout. Continue reading for a few tips on how to choose the right square footage for your custom home.
Keep Your Future In Mind
One of the most important tips to remember when building a new home is to think ahead and plan with your future in mind. Depending on the stage of life you are in, you may need to either account for more children as you expand your family, or downsizing if your children are getting ready to move out soon. You should also think about the possibility of older family members moving in who may need their own bedroom and bathroom, and extra office space if you will be working from home. All of these factors are essential to consider before the designing and building process begins, as you don’t want to be left with a new home that is too small or too big for your family.
A great way to have a good idea of the floorplan you want in your new home is to go through your daily routine in your current house and see what could be made better with some extra square footage. For example, you may want wider hallways, larger storage solutions, an open kitchen and living room concept, and a larger master bath. All of these considerations will help you to maximize your floorplan and get a better idea of how much more square footage you really need.
While you may have an idea of the layout and floorplan of your custom home, you may not know exactly how much square footage it will take. The National Association of Home Builders found that most new homes distribute square footage with approximately 12% for the master bedroom, 12% for the kitchen, more than 25% for major living areas (such as living room, family room, and dining room,) and 16% of the total square footage for bathrooms and laundry rooms. While you don’t have to follow these proportions exactly, it is a helpful guide to know how you are using your square footage.
Be sure to take a look at T&G Builders custom home portfolio to see homes ranging from under 2,000 square feet to over 4,000 square feet.
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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.