When designing your new custom home, your options are endless. That could either be a curse or a blessing. You can get your dream house but it could also make you feel overwhelmed.
Don’t worry. Dawol Homes can help. We will take time to walk you through all available options and help you come up with decisions that will assist you in choosing the perfect layout for your new custom home that’s suitable for you and your family.
Here are a few considerations you need to make to help you create the perfect layout for your custom home.
Determine The Size
A good starting point is to know how much house you need.
If it will only be you and your partner then you don’t need a huge estate. If you have a family of six, choosing a cozy and comfortable bungalow floor plan is not a good idea.
Consider how big your family is and find out if your family will grow, whether through an older family member coming to live with you or if through another child. These are some factors that could help you determine the appropriate size for your new custom home.
Open Vs. Closed
There are lots of variables and options that could inform your custom home floor plan, but one of the most fundamental decisions you have to make is if you would like an open floor plan or a closed one.
In an open floor plan, the rooms will not be clearly defined, you will have more multipurpose areas and much greater fluidity from one room to another.
The other layout comes with rooms that are more private and discrete and every area has a clear purpose.
There will be no right or wrong answer. It is just a question of what you and your loved ones want.
There are Pros and Cons To Everything
To make sure that you get your preferred floor plan, and you have no regrets about it, it is important to remember that there are trade-offs.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you want to have a lot of big windows to allow natural light to get in. The obvious benefits including a more cheerful and brighter home. But you also need to keep in mind that you may have higher utility bills even if you install energy efficient homes. Check everything from all sides and find out what is truly important to include in the layout of your custom home.
Make A Decision Not Based On The Finishing Touches But On The Layout
Whatever your decisions are concerning your custom home, they must be determined by the actual layout. After all, that’s just one of the permanent aspect in the construction of your home.
In case your custom home builder shows you some floor plans and you feel excited about them, but what you are feeling is mainly because of something such as the suggested cabinet materials or carpeting, that might imply that you are putting the cart first before the horse. All of these finishing touches are negotiable. The layout is exactly what you would like to lock down before you do anything else.
Consider The Furniture
Another important thing that you have to take into account when it comes to creating a Myrtle Beach custom home layout is the furniture. Ask yourself if you will use your old furniture or if you need to buy a new set.
If it’s the first option then you need to take those pieces in consideration as you create a new floor plan design for your house. You do not want your rooms to be designed in a way that the furniture will feel dwarfed or look out of place.
Trust Your Instinct
There is one more tip that may help you feel much better about the design process of your new custom home. By the end of the day, you are going to be better off trusting your gut.
There are instances when your “gut” is subconsciously trying to tell you something. If you think that you are happy with it or you are worried about a possible floorplan, consider those feelings and if you cannot explain or articulate them. There is never any reason to go with a layout that you don’t like or feel good about.
Start designing your custom home now!
These are only a few ways to consider the design of your custom home and if you are thinking of building in the Myrtle Beach area, make sure to call Dawol Homes.
3100 Dick Pond Rd # E
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588