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Home Floor Plan Designing For Your Future Home
By Robert Kempe
Designing Your Own Dream Home for the New Home Builder: What is your
dream home? Do you have an idea of what it will look like? Defining a dream
home is very difficult, especially if you have a spouse or significant other
that has tastes different than your own. Although you might be able to agree
on a floor plan, do you both agree on what the purposes for each of the rooms?
My solution to this matter is simple. Brain storm together. Make it fun!
After all its your dream that you are talking about. Privately each
of you collect floor plan ideas from other sources, and prioritize what you
like. List the top 10 bedroom floor plans, bathroom floor plans, kitchen
floor plans and of course the floor plan layout styles.
You can do this by researching these topics: Log Home Floor Plans, Model
Home Floor Plans (which, by the way, utilize small spaces very efficiently),
Kitchen Floor Plans, Apartment Floor Plans (another very good space effective
plan), and various architectural floor plans. Collect your "top ten" sources
from each of these plans and then select your top ten out of those. You will
have a very comprehensible top ten list to discuss with your spouse or
significant other. Keep in mind that you can make any room the size you desire
from these plans, but its the concept and ideas of the plans that you
should be collecting.
You both then get together with your top ten lists and discuss why you really
like the plans you choose. Make it fun! Make it a party if you want with
friends and family, but you need to remember to be open minded and
listen to the each other since you both have your own pros
and cons with each of the plans. Surprising enough, eventually you
will agree on a top ten between you. In fact you probably will have extremely
similar plans picked out! I did this with my wife and found that in a few
hours we agreed completely on our dream home! This was the hardest part!
(This method also works in determining baby names and other life critical
significant other issues.)
Factors to Consider: Probably the hardest factor to consider is financing
availability and budget. You need to review your own current budget and evaluate
how the new budget will affect your current life style. If you check your
credit report and it is not what was anticipated, you might have to adjust
your budget or take the necessary steps to clean it up. Since I am not a
financial specialist, I would ask you to consult with the credit personnel
at your local bank. Once your credit is cleaned up as much as possible, apply
for a loan. Apply for the maximum amount you can get. Find out what the monthly
payments would be and see if that works in your budget. Make sure your monthly
payments do not affect your ability to landscape and buy some interior design
items and new furniture. A common mistake most people make is that they put
everything in their home but leave out the funds and budget for interior
design and landscaping. Always have available financing reserved for future
emergencies. Do not put everything in your home and become house poor.
Location of your new dream home is also a factor. Does the neighborhood have
houses similar to your style? Is there a variety of home styles? Do research
on what type of neighborhood it is. Are there neighborhood, city or county
ordinances that might affect your lifestyle? Make a list of all the pros
and cons of each of your choices of sites, narrow it down to your top
3 to 5 and seriously think about all the factors that might influence your
decision. You dont always want the perfect size or shaped lot if there
are ordinances that will effect how you use it. Be careful.
Make sure you have no surprises. Ask your real estate agent for a list of
permits necessary to build your dream home on the lot you chose. If they
will not provide this, then go to your city and county and get the list.
Make sure your construction contactor provides all of these permits in their
contract with you.
Local codes can also surprise a lot of dream home builders. Ask the architect
that does the signed blue print on your floor plans to research local codes
that may or may not affect your floor plan and dream home design. Homework
pays. You can save yourself a lot of money and time if you do your homework
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topic provided by Robert Kempe.
I have 15+ years in industrial construction and industrial engineered
manufacturing as a project manager and a part time home inspector. Through
my experience in construction and management and my unique prospective in
the home industry, I have been able to simplify and make sense of home building
and designing in what looks to be a complete chaotic project and decision
making process. My articles will guide you through the most difficult decisions
and make it a positive uplifting experience.