One of the most exciting times in your life can be choosing a home! From what city you will live in to what neighborhood you decide to raise your family – the right home is a major decision. Even more importantly is how you and your family will use your home and ensure it fits with your lifestyle and the right floor plan can shape how you experience your home.
Giving you your space
Choosing a floor plan first should start with how large a home will fit your lifestyle. Assess how many bedrooms you will require for your children and how many bathrooms are enough for you and visiting guests. The size of your home should be the first consideration.
Stay true to your own style
Everyone homeowner has their own design style. Are you more traditional and prefer a compartmentalized floor plan where walls separate rooms or do you have a more modern style where an open floor plan concept would suit your needs better?
Location, location, location!
As one of Colorado’s premier homebuilders, we’re proud to offer our clients dozens of spectacular location options in which to build new homes in Northern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region. You could live your dream in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods and master-planned communities with Saint Aubyn Homes.
Feeling at home
When choosing a floor plan, be sure to base your decision on how the home flows and feels functional for your daily activities. A floor plan shouldn’t feel good because of the nice carpet that could go in the living room, it should feel right because the living room is a welcoming room off of the kitchen and foyer area for guests and family members.
Your space should feel comfortable and able to fit your needs. Take this into consideration when touring different floor plans. A family with small children may love the ability for the master bedroom to be housed amongst the other bedrooms. On the other hand, a family with teenagers could prefer for the maser bedroom to be separated by public spaces such as the living room and kitchen instead. Listen to what speaks to you when choosing a plan.
A home that grows with you
Ideal homes are shaped by the differing needs we have at the different stages of our lives. So when you’re designing your new home, you’ve got the chance to make sure it fits around your current and future stages in life. There are many ways to create the perfect home for your growing family, and some ideas, such as the open breakfast kitchen have become popular in recent years — but there is much more to it than that.
When thinking about the layout of your family home, consider visibility and connectivity. During the early years, you basically need to be with your children all of the time, but you cannot allow this to stop your daily routine activities. To make this work for you, it is wise to make a percentage of your ground floor space open plan with secluded spaces for quieter rooms.
Designing and building your own home is surely one of the most challenging undertakings you will consider in your lifetime. It is also one of the most rewarding, and if the whole project has been based around you and your children and functions for you as a family on every level, your house will always be a home.
Personalize the new home of your dreams with Saint Aubyn Homes in Colorado.