When you are looking through home plans, before you start pounding nails, think about your future. Are you planning the addition of children to your family or, in the future do you anticipate another family member living with you? These are just a few things you will want to consider when looking through home plans.Â
Where you locate the bedrooms can also be part of planning for the future if there will be an elderly family member expected to join your household. They may appreciate having their bedroom in another part of the house, away from other bedrooms or even away from the living room so they can have quiet and still not restrict other family members.Â
Will the living quarters for them, or other members of the family, have any special needs such as a ramp and if so, will there be enough space to add one? Additionally, if you are planning to have a three or four bedroom home, if the need arises and you need another room or two, will the building be accommodating to add on or will you have to think about moving?Â
Private or separate entrances can often be available with the second or third door in the home, but if a person has special needs, will they be able to use the additional door without accommodation? These are questions you should ask yourself before finalizing your choice of home plans.Â
Perhaps someone in the house is interested in raising house plants and needs a growing room facing a certain direction to take advantage of the sunlight. This can be planned into the home plans, or the plans can be adjusted to accommodate this need. There may also be special plumbing needs that can be added to the home plans before the house is built instead of attempting to add it later.