Buying the ideal home plan to meet your needs and way of life does not need to be difficult or time-consuming if you plan ahead and know what to look for and what questions to ask.
While searching for your ideal home plan consider which elements might be the most important to you and your family. While reviewing home plans, carefully consider how many floors and rooms will meet your needs. One of the most important considerations is the style of your new home plan.
Home plans are quite easy to understand and not as complex as blueprints. They can provide you with a good overview of the estimated size and layout of various homes and styles.
There are many different home plan styles to choose from and knowing in advance can help you in choosing the right sized and type of lot. To assist you, we have a great deal of information to help you choose the right home plan and floor plan style to meet your needs.
We recommend that you review a number of possible home plans while planning and compare them against possible available lots since choosing a lot site is often easier if you have a specific styles and sizes for your future home in mind.
The home plans and blueprints that you purchase will include the specifications and documents that tell the builder how you want your new house built. Although blue prints are more complex we can assist you in understanding how to read your new blueprints. Our blueprints include floor plans; front, side and rear elevations; foundation plan; footings and framing information; roof plan; kitchen cabinet layout; electrical layout and construction details.
Additional aspects that you should consider:
Ask yourself how much time you and your family might want to spend outdoors and if you will want features such as patios, porches or decks. Do you prefer a large eat-in kitchen or would you prefer a large formal dining room? Will you want additional spaces for a den, home office or place for hobbies? Do you like cathedral ceilings or open areas, wood burning fireplaces, large bay windows or skylights? All these factors should be considered and examined while searching for you ideal home plan.
Another important factor while searching for you new home plan is the general location and area that you plan to build you new home. Examine the existing homes in the area you hope to build to see what type of style might best fit into the current environment. Do they tend toward one style more than another or does the area comprise a mixture of home styles?
Is the area you hope to build on flat, hilly or rugged terrain? Are the available lots that are available in your area narrow or wide? What is the natural climate in your chosen area? Flat roofs are ideal in mild climates; however, sloping roofs are better suited for climates with lots of snow and high wind.
Zoning & Restrictions
While you are in the early stages of planning to build your new home also examine the local zoning requirements. Find out what municipal services are offered in the area that you hope to build. Important questions to explore: What are the estimated taxes? Are there restrictions on the size or type of the house you can build? Are there zoning laws to protect you from having an industrial or other business being built?
As you narrow your search for an appropriate lot, find out if there are any easement restrictions on how you can use your property. Does the property has access to public water and sewer service? If sewer service is not available what are the requirements and costs for a septic system? Where are the utility lines and will there be additional costs to make them accessible to your new home?