So, you have finally made the decision to build your dream home but after hours of searching through home plans instead of finding that one perfect plan you instead find you are frustrated with everything. Learn what to do.
It is not that you hated every plan you came across but there was not one of the home plans that screamed “Choose me, I’m perfect!” If you are going to be making the type of commitment like building a home, then you want a home plan that is not only perfect for you and your family but one that will allow you to stay within your budget.
In all of your searching you most likely came across at least a couple of plans that you felt had potential but there were minor changes you wanted to make with each and every one of them. Maybe the laundry room was in the wrong spot for you or your plan would include ‘His’ and ‘Her’ closets in the master bedroom. There are many architects that offer home plans to go through modifications to the plans they have available. The option to modify an existing home plan rather than drawing a home plan from scratch saves you a ton of time and money, and still allows you to end up with the home of your dreams.
When modifying home plans there are a few things you will want to keep in mind because it will affect the structure of your home. You will need to be very familiar with your lot. It is vital to know whether the land you are building on is suitable for a walk out basement before you just decide to simply add one to the home plan because you want one. If it is moist ground there might be greater chances for a leaky basement so rather than finishing a basement, you might want to choose a bonus room on the second floor to add the extra space.
While you may not be able to predict the future it is advisable to look ahead and try to account for things your family might need in your home plans. For instance, if you are planning to have more children you will want to have enough bedrooms to accommodate. Extra bathrooms for a few years down the road when your kids are older might be something you will want to consider, especially if they are girls. The weather conditions and patterns in your area is another factor you will want to take into consideration when planning your dream home. Being aware of the type of damage the weather in your area typically causes is important. There are some things that can be built as resistance. There is never any way to protect completely against Mother Nature but if you know in advance the area is prone to flooding or tornadoes then certain construction aspects can be designed to help and protect the home if possible as well as the family during these disasters.
Ultimately, be sure you that you are in love with the home plans before the home is constructed. You would never want to pay money to have something built that you already know you are not happy with. If you are not perfectly happy do not settle. You can always try a different home plans to get exactly what you want.