Building a custom home is an important and rewarding decision. With custom home design, you have complete control over how the space will serve your family. One of the first things you must consider with new home construction is the floor plan. You’ll have to consider several factors before making the final choice.
Perhaps the most important factor that can determine the choice of floor plan is your family. In many cases, family members, particularly children, will require plenty of space, so you might want to prioritize having a larger kitchen, dining, and living room areas, as well as more bedrooms.
A floor plan can also consider how much vigilance you’ll have over your kids. For instance, The Ridge is perfect for larger areas and family dining, and a plan that connects you to all four bedrooms. Meanwhile, The White Tail floor plan places the master bedroom at the opposite end of the house, offering privacy, perfect if you have older children.
When deciding where you’ll place each room, imagine your daily routine and go through it. Determine where you want to place your bedrooms in relation to your bathroom, for example.
Do you want a dine-in kitchen or a separate dining room? Floor plans like The Merlot One connects your master bedroom to the larger bathroom and the garage with the kitchen, while The Rattler leads from the garage to the dining room instead. Choose what’s most convenient for your family.
Choosing the land you’ll build the house on is also a critical factor.
The property you decide on can shape the type of floor plan you’ll choose. You will have to think about the slope and flatness of the land, the size of the lot, and the natural surroundings.
A large property will allow you to choose a bigger floor plan like The Maplewood, while a significantly smaller property will give you choices like The Chardonnay and The Walleye.
The freedom of building your own home also extends to choosing additional features for your house.
If you want to add green design features, you’ll need to consult with a custom home builder like Premier Builders, although most floor plans allow for easy green integrations.
Other features like fireplaces, media rooms, and pools or a Jacuzzi will require different floor plans. Houses like The Stallion provide extra basement space for a media room, while others like The Breaker already have built-in fireplaces.
The floor plans listed on our site are the most asked about custom home designs. We are open to modifying them in every way possible to make each one your dream home – on your lot or ours. Add a covered porch, a sun room, a 3rd car garage etc. We are here to make the home you want!
Do you have a specific design for your custom home in mind? Contact us to setup an appointment today. Call (419) 794-5958 or visit www.nwohomebuilders.com/contact.