How To Choose the Right Floorplan for Your Lifestyle

  • Article by: Sally Wood

To find a floorplan that you’ll fall in love with, it’s essential to consider the lifestyle of your household. At the end of the day, your dream floorplan is the one that will make living your ideal life as easy and natural as possible.

Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself when choosing the right floorplan for your lifestyle.

Who Are You Living With?

This simple question provides a great deal of answers regarding your floorplan. The number of people living in the home will determine the necessary number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and help with deciding the house plan size required.

If you have a family, consider whether you would prefer to have your children’s bedrooms close to yours or in another part of the house?

If it’s important to you that you can provide a place for guests to stay, then ensure you factor in an extra room – even if it doubles as an office or library day-to-day!

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Will You Often Entertain Guests?

The kind of floorplan that is perfect for entertaining is one with a spacious open living and kitchen area, with easy access to an outdoor alfresco space.

To welcome guests from the moment they arrive, ensure that the open living area is the natural first place for people entering the house to go.

On the other hand, to allow for greater privacy, you may prefer to have a formal living room next to the front door. This provides a comfortable space for guests whilst leaving the rest of your house private.

Does Cosy Private Space Matter to You?

If you are less of an entertainer and more concerned about having your own space, then an open floorplan might not be ideal for you.

Instead, consider allowing room for a library or study. Keep the master bedroom far from the noise of communal living areas. Perhaps prioritise a spacious ensuite master bedroom, providing the perfect place to relax in the bath with a book.

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Trust What Feels Right to You

Ultimately, the best thing you can do is trust your instincts. No one knows your lifestyle and preferences quite like you do!

If you’re in need of some advice, the team at Homeshelf are experts in floorplans and know the best professional builders to make it a reality. Get in touch with us today to discuss what you want out of a floorplan and we’ll provide our well-informed input! 

Published: 12/10/2021
Author: Sally Wood