When building a new home, you’re going to have to make many choices, including decisions concerning the floor plan, which can have a major impact on what it’s like to actually live in your home. The house floor plan must mesh well with your lifestyle, so that’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Wytek Construction, a Florida homebuilder.
What Are the Common Mistakes With a House Floor Plan?
When deciding upon a house floor plan, there are a number of common errors that can make it a bit challenging. So keep these points in mind as you choose your new home’s floor plan design.
• Remember to picture your own family living in that floor plan and how you would move through the home throughout the day. If you frequently travel between your home office and the kitchen, will you appreciate going up two flights of stairs each time? Does your family spend a lot of time in the kitchen and living room, thereby making it logical to interconnect these rooms? Carefully evaluate your lifestyle before choosing a floor plan. Do you like a single story or multistory home? Do you prefer an open floor plan or are individual rooms with partitions better? Determine what you have become accustomed to in a comfortable home.
• Whenever possible, view a home with the floor plan that you’re considering. Many builders have model homes that can provide you with an opportunity to walk through a floor plan that’s the same or similar to the one you’re considering. Ignore the aesthetic touches such as flooring, finishes, cabinetry and other features and focus on the flow of the rooms. Think of how it would be to travel between the rooms that you would use most.
• Remember to consider how it will be living in an actual room. It’s vital that you consider how each room will be used and how this will impact individuals in nearby rooms. For instance, in a one-floor home, placing bedrooms near a busy kitchen area can be a big mistake, as it can disturb individuals when they’re trying to sleep. Or you may have trouble if you place your playroom beside your home office, as this can result in disturbances while you’re trying to work. Consider how you actually use these rooms in your daily life.
• Carefully evaluate and reconsider room size and dimensions. It can be a challenge to get an accurate feel for room size, especially on paper and without furniture. Measure your existing rooms and compare to get a relative idea of room size. Also measure your furniture to ensure you’ll have sufficient room. When in doubt, go a bit larger.
• Consider safety for your children and pets. Safety should always come first and many floor plan features such as balconies, stairs without railings, expansive glass shower enclosures and other features may look great, but it could be problematic or downright dangerous for families with children and pets.
Turn to Wytek Construction for Your New Tampa Bay Area Home
Based in Valrico, Florida, Wytek Construction is a boutique custom home building firm and and general contractor specializing in high-performance custom home construction and green building, a new, environmentally-friendly and sustainable building methods.
Our team includes some of the finest builders, craftsmen and tradesmen in the industry. Our company’s extensive experience building homes throughout Florida means that we have the knowledge, expertise and know how that’s required to ensure your home is safe and ready to handle the Sunshine State’s sometimes-wild weather.
If you would like to learn more, contact Wytek Construction by phone at 813.655.3555.