A house is the result of the owner’s painstaking efforts to find the right balance between cost, design and space. Designing a home that suits a family’s needs requires a lot of careful thought to include all the elements that are required without tipping the scales too much.
One of the most important choices to be made regarding the design of a home is the layout or floor plan. Regardless of whether it is a mid-size apartment, penthouse, or detached house, the layout or floor plans largely depend on the lifestyle of the people who will be living in it. Choosing the type of building, i.e. single or multi-storey, and the floor plans that match the layout of the house and the positioning of each area can be very demanding and stressful because the rooms have to go with the flow. of the house; An area or space cannot be placed or positioned incorrectly, as it can greatly affect accessibility, as well as other factors such as lighting, ventilation, etc.
If the floor plans are done by a specialist, such as an architect or engineer, the owner has the advantage of experience and knowledge on their part. However, no one knows the needs of a house better than the owner and the interested person can create a custom design.
There are many tips and suggestions for preparing custom floor plans. But some of the most basic and essential should include:
• Choose a floor plan that reflects the lifestyle of the occupants: the size of the family and the age of the occupants is an important factor. Families with young children will prefer to have the living spaces grouped in one area for more privacy and security; on the other hand, teens won’t need separate bedrooms for their own privacy. Any home floor plan should start with these basics.
• Formal or informal spaces: If the homeowner is the type of person who has to constantly entertain, formal spaces become a necessity. A spacious foyer with direct access to the formal living and dining areas and the outdoor areas beyond is a welcome design. If there is enough space, the formal and informal areas can be designed and separated so that one does not interfere with the other, in this way a family with small children can entertain guests and retain their privacy.
• Single story or multi-story: Some people like to have a luxurious home spread over one level, while others like to have the bedrooms on a completely different level. Also, a two-story house offers more views of the outside at different angles better than a single-story house.
• Functionality of the space: If there is an elderly or disabled person in the home who needs additional space or young children who need more space in the house, these requirements must be taken into account. Taking family changes into account while drawing up floor plans is advantageous, even if the requirement is not immediate, as future modifications and additions may not always be possible.
• How Much Outdoors Is Good: Each home plan will include an outdoor area, perhaps an open porch, pool, patio umbrella with seating, etc. An assessment of how much time will be spent in these areas should be considered before plans are made. Imagine a swimming pool that is never used and looks sloppy and dirty! Outdoors it needs a lot of maintenance.
Once these basics are addressed, a floor plan for your dream home won’t take long.