The layout of your home is one of the most significant choices you will make regarding your new home. Regardless of whether your building a small unit, urban home or larger country style home, the layout of the rooms and how they flow will largely depend on your lifestyle. Whether you prefer single story or multiple stories, open plan living or smaller private rooms – choosing a perfect plan can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you decide on a plan right for you and your family:
Some factors you should consider when choosing/designing a house design include; layout of rooms with consideration of family size and ages of children is essential. Most families who have young children like to have the private spaces of the house – bedrooms and bathrooms grouped in one area of the home. While families with teenagers and young adults prefer to have bedrooms separated from each other. Think about the possibilities garages, ensuites and rumpus rooms to add to the home.
Maybe try assessing the floor plan of your current house and what the pros and cons are. You may like it, or would prefer to have a completely a different design.
Many home floor plans are centered on entertaining and welcoming guests the minute they step through the front door. if you and your family are more private and don’t like your full home on display every time the front door is opened, you may opt for a formal living room adjacent to the front door. This will allow guests a place to immediately sit and feel comfortable while leaving the rest of your house private. on the contrary, a wide foyer opening into an open floor plan living and dining room and meandering to an outdoor alfresco area would be perfect for guests visiting and entertaining purposes. Many homestead style homes tend to group public rooms in the center, where bedrooms and baths are located on the “wings” of the floor plan.
This will largely depend on whether or not your plan is to sell up anytime soon and move on (keeping in mind it will have to eventually sell to someone one day). the resale market value, but also percepted value of a house is set by some main determining factors:
- Number of bedrooms
- Number of bathrooms
- Number of car spaces
- Useable backyard/recreational areas
- Style of home