Picking your home floor plan can seem like one of the most exciting and fun parts of homebuilding. But with so many different choices, how can you determine the best floor plan for your needs?
Working with an experienced home builder who will work to understand your particular wants and needs is important. The right builder will work alongside you to guide you to the best floor plan design for your perfect home.
Here are some tips to get started with narrowing down your choices.
Start with the interior — how many and what type of rooms you will need — before selecting the exterior finish. Most architectural styles can be applied to just about any floor plan, so design around your practical needs and desires inside before thinking about the outside.
- Needs. Consider creating separate lists of “needs” and “wants” to balance the practical with the optional. “Needs” should be first. Write down what rooms you truly need — how many and what type, and consider the long-term future while planning. Might you eventually need an in-law suite? How many bathrooms do you need? Is accessibility important?
- Wants. Think about homes you’ve visited with particular features you liked. Do you want a kitchen that gets a lot of sun? Do you want a formal living room, or is your style more casual? Do you want a man cave, she shed or indoor garden room? An office or exercise room? The “wants” list is your opportunity to get creative.
- Land. Work with your builder to realistically plan so your house is built in a way that offers the best views, best airflow, and best lawn condition. Think about how much house you want vs. how much outside space you want — and don’t forget about landscaping and other outside features.
Popular Floor Plan Types
Landmark offers a variety of house designs and floor plans, with different characteristics based on each owner’s wants and needs. Detailed building floor plans offer an opportunity to truly understand the size and shape of each room. Visualize yourself moving from room to room in the home. Share your wants and needs lists with your builder so they can begin to match them to floor plans you’ll love.
This is also the time to start getting specific with architecture. Tell your builder if you only want to see floor plans for ranch-style homes, or if you have your heart set on a cute, two-story Cape Cod. They’ll share detailed descriptions and images, along with available options and customization strategies that make your home unique.
Here are a few of Landmark’s most popular floor plans:
Preston: One-floor living at its best, with plenty of space for entertaining, the Preston plan includes over 2,500 square feet of space, including three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. This open floor plan has the owner’s suite tucked away in a corner and a great flex space.
Kirkland: Popular for its flexibility in one-floor-living design, Kirkland offers multiple exterior options and almost 1,900 square feet of customizable space, with three bedrooms, two full baths and a two-car garage.
Ellie: One of Landmark’s newer plans is also one of their most popular. Ellie’s one-floor living features a whopping 3,355 square feet of available space, including a porte cochere for maximum driveway space, a large master bedroom (three total bedrooms), two full baths and one half bath, and a three-car garage.
Chloe: This brand new floor plan offers an amazing 3,134 square feet of space, with four bedrooms, two and a half baths and a three-car garage (optional four- or five-car). Spacious one-floor living with an open concept and oversized pantry, Chloe’s welcoming, expansive farmhouse design is ideal for entertaining and larger families.
Contact a homebuilding expert from Landmark Homes today to let us help you find the perfect home. Landmark Homes is a former “America’s Best Builder” award-winner, and we are proud of our dedication to quality, custom-built homes.