When it comes to custom homes, layout is everything. Creating a floor plan can be a stressful process full of difficult decisions with your family and your builder. Regardless of where you live in Utah or what kind of home you want to create, your floor plan should reflect your lifestyle. How does your family live? What traditions and habits can you enhance with your floor plan? Do you prefer single-story homes or homes with multiple levels? All of these choices can seem daunting. Here is Purehaven’s list of tips and advice to help your design and build process run more smoothly and assist you in creating a plan that you’ll love.
Consider your lifestyle
Whether your family is large or small, you have a unique dynamic that should be reflected in your home’s layout. Do you want intimate, smaller rooms? Or would you prefer a large, open floor plan? How big is your family? How many people are you planning to have live in your home? There are other important questions to ask yourself that should be narrowed down to specifics as you move through the design process.
How often do you entertain?
In many larger homes, the kitchen is where people spend the majority of their time. If you plan on entertaining guests frequently, consider layout details that will accommodate both an efficient cooking and food-preparation process and also additional people and traffic moving through the kitchen space. If your family is more reserved, maybe you would rather have a formal living room for guests that keeps the rest of the house more private. If you prefer a more intimate floor plan, then consider vaulting ceilings to give smaller rooms a more open feel. Depending on the structural requirements of the home, vaulting ceilings can be as easy as specifying an alternate roof truss shape.
Cold storage areas are a commonplace in Utah. They provide space for food, emergency supplies and other perishables. Even if a small space is allocated, efficient shelving and organization strategies can give you the room you need.
When designing the layout of your custom home, anticipating your future needs and desires and incorporating those into your initial plan can really pay off. From guests to in-laws, you’ll be thankful for a well-designed floor plan to accommodate changing lifestyles when the need arises.
Let the experts at Purehaven help you to create the lifestyle you deserve.