When the time comes that you are ready to build a new house, the lot on which you build will influence the house plans you choose from. While your taste in designs will play a key role, where you build will ultimately be the deciding factor.Â
As much as you may want a rambling ranch house, if the lot is too small you will have to go up in your construction to attain the room you want your home to have. Most home designs may be flexible, but you cannot alter a one floor ranch house into a two-story cape cod. You will have to choose another set of house plans.Â
Another consideration of choosing house plans is the future salability they offer. You may love the house and its floor plan, but at some point in the future there is a good chance that it will be on the market. Designs you build into the house now may prove unattractive to potential buyers in the future and you either settle for selling it for far less than you think it is worth, or remain living in it.Â
You familyâ€™s lifestyle also offers an indication of the type of house plans you will review. If you enjoy outdoor activities, easy access to your yard or deck will be essential. If you want your privacy, your house can be placed on the lot so as not to open windows through which others can see. Maintaining traffic flow inside the house is also essential, but so it traffic on the outside of your house.Â
Having an outdoor access to your basement area without the need to re-enter the houseâ€™s main floor, can help keep yard dirt out of the house and make life simpler for those who enjoy their time spent working and getting dirty outdoors.