5 Common Mistakes in Home Floor Plans

And How You Can Avoid Them

Designing a Floor Plan can be overwhelming. We are here to help. Here is some advice to help you create a home that will leave you with no regrets. 

1. Forgetting Storage Space

Storage place is crucial. Often in planning it can be easy to focus on the rooms and leave out places to store things. When designing a floor plan, be sure to think about items you will need to store. One great place for an extra closet is the space underneath the stairs.  

2. Designing the Plan Before Choosing Land

Many people fall in love with a floor plan before they have land. The problem is not every plan goes with every piece of land. Land size, shape, and layout can all be influenced by the property. You should find the land first, then create a plan to match.

3. Not Thinking About the Future

It’s important to remember that your current family needs are just that, current. As your family grows, and changes, so will your home needs. Be sure when designing a floor plan to think to what changes will come in your family’s future.

4. Not Thinking about Your Lifestyle

Not every floor plan works for every family lifestyle. Think about what activities your family participates in, as well as how many rooms and bathrooms you think will be required. Also, be sure to remember what specific needs your family has, for example, if you have a dog that spends time indoors and outdoors, you may want to include a pet shower near an entryway.

5. Letting the Bathroom open to main living areas

It is crucial that bathrooms are private. It can be easy to put a bathroom wherever there is room, but you want to ensure that bathroom doors do not open into main living areas.

When it comes time for you to design your home floor plan, remember these tips. And remember, that we are here to help every step along the way.