How to Choose a Floor Plan for Your Custom Home

Fri, May 04, 2018 at 2:05PM

How to Choose a Floor Plan for Your Custom Home

There’s simply nothing like having a custom home built. The personalized service, the input every step of the way, and just the overall excitement that goes along with building your dream house from the ground up is a prospect that’s delighted countless Central Florida homeowners for decades.

Still, it’s not always easy to decide on the best floor plan to match your unique style and preferences. The decision can get more complicated when weighing ideas from friends and family members.

Thankfully, there’s no need to get hung up on floor plan decisions. Instead, it’s helpful to find a starting place from where you can begin generating concrete ideas and action steps. Here’s how to get started:

Consider Your Biggest Wants and Needs

Daytona Beach homes are all different and suited to the diverse styles of the people who live inside. So, the first step to any floor plan discussion is to assess your unique situation. Some homeowners envision an open estate-type dwelling while others are content with a quaint and comfortable smaller home.

Also important to gauge are space considerations, such as how many bedrooms you’ll need (realizing one or more rooms can be multipurpose), whether you’ll be expanding or downsizing in the immediate future if you plan to entertain frequently, and more. Reaching answers to these questions will help you move forward in layout planning.

Save Finishes for Last

When you’re working with a clean slate, it’s normal to think of every detail up front. However, it’s best to keep your focus on the floor plan itself rather than the furniture and décor that will eventually fill the space. This doesn’t mean they don’t factor into the strategy. Instead, finishing touches should be like the icing on a perfect wedding cake.

That means it’s best to keep your focus on how the home flows and matches your daily activities and lifestyle. Once you determine that, other details will soon fall into place, such as flooring options, countertops and hardware, appliances, art and décor, and more.

Get a Professional Opinion

You know what’s best for your ideal home. Still, when it comes to custom homes in Daytona Beach and the surrounding area, there are so many choices available that narrowing down the options can be a daunting and overwhelming task.

That’s when it’s wise to reach out to a trusted and reliable custom home builder who can assist you every step of the way. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped countless Central Florida homeowners realize the properties of their dreams. Our award-winning work — coupled with friendly and qualified staff members who truly care — have contributed to our consistently-stellar reputation in the community.

Browse the photos section of our website to see the elegant living ambiance we’re able to create, then contact us today to begin the journey toward your new custom home.

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Re: How to Choose a Floor Plan for Your Custom Home
My wife and I are remodeling our kitchen at the moment, so thanks for sharing these tips on choosing new flooring. I like your point about getting a professional opinion first. We'll have to find a homebuilder in town that can go over the pros and cons of each type of flooring.
Author: / Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 8:08AM

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