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Choosing the right floorplan for your family

Posted by Mission del Lago on Sep 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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Buying a new home for your family is one of the most exciting things you can do. But it’s not always easy choosing the right one—especially when you start looking at all the available floorplans.

To make the best decision, it's important to consider a few critical elements:

Your needs today

If you have two children, you might think a three-bedroom home will work. But what about a guest room? Or a home office? Does each family member need his or her own bathroom?

What about the kitchen. The heart of the home is often a huge selling point. If you cook a lot, you’ll want ample counter space and a workable layout. Families today are also looking for open floorplans where they can gather with loved ones.

Many of today’s new homes have this, but some configurations may appeal to you more than others. Little things like a built-in desk in the kitchen where you envision placing the home computer or a breakfast bar where you can picture the kids doing homework can help make the decision easier.

Another important consideration is the number of floors. Some families insist on a two-story home, while others prefer to be on one level.

Needs in the future

Are you planning to have a large family? Maybe you expect your mom to come live with you at some point. Your household may look completely different in a few years, and you’ll want your home’s floorplan to accommodate those changes. A home with an extra bedroom that may not be needed today or a space that can covert to meet multiple needs will give you the flexibility you need.

Many of today’s retirees, young families, and multi-generational buyers are also looking for features that can accommodate their lifestyles, such as first-floor master suites and mother-in-law suites.

Wants

Buying a new home is not just based on logic. The emotional part is also at play, and, in fact, can sometimes drive the decision-making process. Remembering the “needs” when the “wants” start to get out of control is important to choosing the right floorplan. A sweeping staircase, giant upstairs loft, and five spacious bedrooms may have you daydreaming about where to put your furniture, but then you remember that the extra 900 square feet and other unnecessary spaces will sink your budget.

That doesn’t mean you can’t get the space—and the style—you want. Some new homes are outfitted with many of today’s most desirable features at no extra cost, like Lennar’s popular “Everything’s Included” program and DR Horton’s customized room options, both available at favorite SouthSide community Mission del Lago. The community offers spacious new homes with an array of modern floorplans, meeting the needs of their families while staying within their desired budget.

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Topics: buying a new home