Building your own home from scratch is the ultimate chance to create something that is completely designed around your own unique needs. From the size and number of rooms to the overall look and feel you’re in control of all aspects of your home which is why you should pay special attention to your floor plan to ensure you end up with the home of your dreams not a nightmare.
Whether you’re working with an architect to design your dream home or looking at potential floor plans online try and avoid the six common mistakes in this two-part post.
Ignoring your lifestyle
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when designing your new home is failing to imagine your family living in the space. For example, if you have little children or elderly members in your family it may not be such a good idea to opt for a floor plan that includes stairs.
Picking a floor plan that doesn’t fit your current and future budgets
Your budget is important when building a home so don’t overspend for the future. Remember you will have time (and money) to improve your home in the future so don’t go overboard right away. Stick to what is practical and what you can afford now, you want to be able to enjoy living in your new home without feeling financially burdened.
Overlooking the future costs of architectural features
Design elements like skylights and floor to ceiling windows look great on a 2-dimensional floor plan however it’s important to note the impact these architectural features will have on your budget in the future. Think about your cooling and heating costs and while they may not necessarily be a concern right now they will be when your energy bill arrives every month.
Don’t miss part two of our post where we look at three more floor plan mistakes to avoid in your new home.
From young couples and singles starting out on the property ladder to families and those wanting a retirement pad for two, deciding to build your own home will be your best decision yet.
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