When building a new custom home you must consider how you plan to utilise the space, both now and in the future. Hence, choosing the right house plan design is key.
Now, many first time homeowners may be confused. But, no worries, Liona Construction – one of the best residential builders and construction companies in Brisbane and the surrounding area – is here to help you find a flexible home plan that will suit your needs for now and the years to come as your family grows bigger or smaller.
Here’s a brief list of the best tips on choosing the right house plan for your family:
Top Tips on Choosing the Right House Plan
- Number of Rooms
The first thing you should consider when building a home is the number of rooms your family will need, which depends on the number of people living in the house and the ages. You may want your children to have a separate room and a game room. So, for instance, if you have two kids it means that your dream home should have a minimum of three or four bedrooms and two living spaces.
- Lifestyle Needs
Next, your lifestyle can seriously affect the type of house plan you choose. Here are some lifestyles aspects you might like to think about: how much time you and your family spend outdoors, how often you gather friends and family for dinner parties or BBQs, whether you make use of an additional dining room or you prefer to eat in the kitchen, etc.
- Future Plans
Building a home is one of the biggest lifetime investments. Therefore, when deciding on the ideal house plan you should also consider the future and not only the present. Ensure you consider whether your home will suit your needs in 5 or 10 years, will it be just big enough, or too big? Choosing a flexible house plan will ensure you are able to stay in your dream home as your stages of life change.
- Room Size
One of the biggest decisions you can make when choosing your ideal house plan is whether you prefer bigger bedrooms or bigger entertaining areas, or both. To help you make the right choice, think about how you’re using these spaces. For example, do you use your bedroom for sleeping only or does it serve as an office or study too? If so, you may want to choose a bigger one. On the contrary, you’d better have a large living and entertaining area to fit your growing family.
- Number of Storeys
Last in order but definitely not least in importance, families, in general, tend to have living and entertaining areas on one level and bedrooms on another. Yet, every family is unique and hence you have to think about yours when choosing the house plan. Your kids are maybe teenagers and you’d like to have them on a different storey to maximize privacy. Or, perhaps having a master suite storey has always been your dream. So, go ahead, choose whatever suits your family.
And, finally, if you want your house plan to be flawless and the entire home to be perfect, contact Liona Construction today!