Mistakes to Avoid When It Comes to Custom Floor Plans

close up of custom floor plans with pens and a protractor on topMost people who are given the option of creating their own custom floor plans take the time to make sure they include everything they want and need. However, they often fail to come up with a list of options that they absolutely do not want. This can lead to unthought of problems and turn the dream into a nightmare. Therefore, it is important to take into consideration whether your family will be expanding or if you will be aging in place. You also need to contemplate what will work with the amount and type of entertaining that you do.

Room Placement and Custom Floor Plans

As the saying goes, failure to plan is planning to fail. In addition to including your lifestyle and habits, it is also important to think long term so that you know what you will need from your home in the future. Beyond that, also be sure that there are plenty of windows and outlets for light fixtures in each room, as well as where to place each room in order to make the most of the space you will have with your custom floor plan.

When it comes to room placement, be sure to take into consideration how far you are willing to drag the laundry when it needs to be done. That will help you decide where to put the laundry room. Additionally, be sure that the bedrooms are places so that they are affected by the least amount of noise as possible. Moreover, the master bedroom should be located away from the central living areas, at the far end of the house, at the end furthest away from the garage. When deciding where to place the kitchen on your custom floor plans, be sure to remember that you will be both bringing in groceries and cooking for guests who will be located in the dining, family, and living rooms. Therefore, it should be centrally located and also near the garage. You also need to decide how much traffic will go through your garage in order to determine its placement.

Avoid Underused Rooms with Custom Floor Plans

Many people have good intentions when they add spare rooms to their custom floor plans. However, without proper planning, they become dumping grounds and/or storage areas. It is important that the room is able to transition from one purpose to another. It is not uncommon for a home office to have to also be a guest room and then turn into a child’s bedroom. Therefore, do not get too attached to the gym equipment. Especially if all it does is help you dry laundry.

If you are looking for help with your custom floor plans and are building in the El Paso area, contact Winton Homes. We have been building homes for almost 30 years. Let’s help you get started on your dream home- contact us today!

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