Picking the right floor plan for your family home in Tyler, TX will make the difference between a dream home and one that is merely adequate. Floor plan design is likely the most important choice you will make in early home design. That is why you want to be sure to choose right, and why it is often stressful to find the perfect option. Here are five considerations to help you choose the best floor plan for your home:
- Lifestyle: If you are super social and have parties frequently, an open floor plan may be right for you. It allows space for large gatherings, and if you have a large family or small children, it will likely offer literal space to grow. However, if you have teenagers who prefer their own space and privacy, you likely want separate spaces and bedrooms apart from one another. Many clients choose a first-floor master suite and then make the upstairs a “teenager space” where the kids have their bedrooms, separate bathroom and even a private loft space to hang out with their friends.
- Accessibility: You may have a family member dependent on mobility devices or who faces other accessibility concerns. Extra-wide door spaces and hallways accommodate walkers and wheelchairs better and make it easier to move around. We can also design to minimize stairs and place ramps in essential areas. This can also determine whether you want a one-story or multi-story home. Many people looking for accessible housing prefer a large one-story home to a multi-story home that requires stair lifts or even an elevator.
- Outdoor living: The amount of time you spend outside also determines floor plan design. You may request a barbecue pit, swimming pool or garden amenities to make outside time extraordinary. This involves landscape planning, but also a floor plan that allows you to access these areas more easily. Large sliding doors off a patio accommodate these features better than a door accessible only through a cramped kitchen. Your floor plan should make your outdoor and indoor lives compatible. On the other hand, if you have a small lot because you hate yard work, you may prefer a sunroom or other indoor feature that adds to your luxury.
- Views: If your lot has a great view, you want a floor plan that helps you enjoy it. Multistory homes with their taller vantage points accommodate views the best, and many clients want their master suite to have the best view in the house. Also, if you do not want to be looking right into a neighbor’s house, a taller home will give you private air space. But if you are building in a remote location and never have to worry about your view being blocked, a single-story home will work just fine.
Canfield Construction Management understands that picking the right floor plan for your family home in Tyler, TX is not easy, especially if you do not know what to consider. Our new home construction services can help you choose the best floor plan for your lifestyle and family size. Contact us today to start the design process.
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