Just searching for a floor plan online will yield thousands of results. And here’s the thing: There’s probably more than just one plan that would work for you and your family. So how can you narrow down the results and find the right one? Instead of aimlessly clicking through plan after plan or paging through your builder’s catalog, define what you want and use those parameters to lead you to the perfect plan. Not sure where to start? Asking yourself these questions can help you decide exactly what you want.

What am I missing in my current home?

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Imagine your family life in each floor plan.

What am I missing in my current home?

One of the main reasons homeowners choose to build their own homes is to design a place that’s just right. Maybe you’re experiencing growing pains and your current home simply isn’t large enough. Maybe your lifestyle has changed and you need open spaces instead of smaller rooms. Or maybe the style of your current place isn’t to your tastes. Deciding what you’re missing in your current home allows you to narrow your search by disqualifying plans that would repeat the mistakes of the past. If you know that your current home feels too small, you have a great starting point for square footage requirements as you look through plans.

What will life look like in five to 10 years?

You can’t predict the future, but you can imagine what life will look like for your family over the next decade. If you plan to stay in your new home for a while, think beyond today and plan for tomorrow. How will your family change and grow over the next 10 years? How will that affect your dream home plans? Planning for the future ensures you love your home for years to come.

What’s my lot like?

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Your lot will dictate the size and orientation of your home.

Your building lot should provide the foundation for your floor plan – literally. The size and orientation of your lot should have a bearing on which type of plan you choose. You may have setback requirements on how large the house can be. If you have a great view, you should also consider window placement and sunlight issues. Choose a plan that shows off your lot and its view and you won’t regret your choice.

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