Moving into a new home is an exciting time especially when you have designed the floor plan for the home yourself. Deciding between building and buying can be a tough decision, and anyone who has ever designed a home and had it built for them knows it can be a lengthy process, and unlike buying a home, there is no instant gratification. However, it always works out to be the most satisfying possible experience and the home is one that will be special to you forever, no matter how long you live there, as long as you are willing to put a lot of time and thought into designing the house plans. When it comes to getting the plans designed, one of the biggest issues many people face is how to use their designated space.
When designing a home, you generally already know the lot size of the property, and therefore have an idea of roughly how many square feet you will have to work with. However, there are endless possibilities when it comes to what to do with all of those square feet. House floor plans can take a number of different shapes, and the first question you need to ask yourself is whether you want an open concept home, or one with a little bit more separation between rooms. Both have their pros and cons, so you need to decide which style of house floor plans suits your family and lifestyle best.
Open concept homes can be a great way to bring the family together. There is little to no separation between the kitchen, Great room, and dining area, so while you are getting dinner ready, you can also be watching a football game on television, or chatting with your kids as they play in the Great room. An open concept home is great for people love to entertain, but in a more casual way. If you like your guests to make themselves at home, and feel helping themselves to drinks and snacks, it’s nice to have your entire main living area connected as one fluid unit. It also allows you to visit with guests in the living room as you clean up after a meal. Open house floor plans are easy, comfortable, and casual.
Some people love to entertain, but prefer to do so in a more formal way. For these people, house floor plans that offer separation between rooms might be a better option. You can serve guests in the dining room without them seeing the preparation area in the kitchen. This is also a great way to hide a pile of dirty dishes in the kitchen sink! A separate kitchen and living room also helps you to relax in the living room, as you won’t constantly be looking into a room that you associate with work.
Whether you choose to go with a more traditional, separate-room concept or a modern open concept, designing your own house floor plans gives you the freedom to have the house of your dreams. It might take a bit longer than buying a ready-made house, but it will be worth it in the end!