Sitting down to craft a house plan for your new home is a very exciting thing to do. After years of living in houses and apartments with assorted bedrooms and strangely formatted floor plans, you finally get your say in exactly how your house will be designed. No more weird style in the kitchen or bathroom that you just have to live with, and no more bedroom that’s small enough to be called a closet. It’s your time to shine.
The only problem may be that you aren’t sure where to start. With all the home plan options open to you, where should you begin? It can certainly be overwhelming, but there are a few key things that any home designer shouldn’t miss out on. For some tips when it comes to an ideal home plan, keep reading.
Create the bedroom of your dreams.
Sleep is a crucial part of ongoing health and wellbeing, and that’s not just an opinion. When you get a great night’s sleep, you lower your risk for all kinds of health concerns from heart disease to depression. This is why you should take your time when you’re deciding on the design for your bedroom.
Start with the mattress. Do you have a full mattress or a queen size mattress right now? Is it time to upgrade from a queen mattress to a king mattress or even a California king? This may not seem like part of a house plan but it absolutely should be. Whatever mattress you opt for will define how much space you need in the room.
If you end up with a California king you want to make sure the room isn’t dominated by the mattress, and if you plan a huge room but end up with a full mattress or a queen-size mattress you’ll feel like you’re lost in the space. Make your bedroom a haven by deciding on how much space you need and communicating that to the builder as you work on a home plan.
Consult with the experts.
You should consult with a builder or architect before you start getting too involved in a particular house plan. Home designs are about more than just choosing a pattern for your kitchen backsplash. Just like any previous purchases you may have made over the years, this has its particularities as well.
Certain amenities and accessories cost more and take longer to implement than others, and a builder will be able to assess the viability of your desired home design. This doesn’t mean that you should do anything the builder suggests so make sure to be firm about your desires. It just means that expert advice is a huge help during the home design process.
Take a long view of your evolving needs.
Your needs as a homeowner aren’t the same now as they might be in five or ten years, so you’ll need to consider this as you plan your new home. Maybe a guest room you plan now will be a nursery in a few years. Maybe you plan to transition into working fully from home.
Either way, you need to make sure that you have enough room to make it all happen. Smaller rooms may be more financially viable now, but investing in a larger master bedroom or guest room now may end up being worth the investment if you have big plans for the future.
Being a homeowner is one of the most important stages in a person’s life, and it should be considered with the gravity it deserves. That said, it’s also fun! Make sure you take your needs into account and discuss options with an expert, and don’t forget to enjoy yourself as you plan your new, perfect home.