If you’re actively looking for a new home, or just starting to think about it, a floor plan that fits your lifestyle is key. After all, home is the center of everything, so you want it to have the living space you need — whether it’s three bedrooms for your growing family or large great room to entertain.

Does it have enough bedrooms?

Personal space is a big deal. If you have kids who are tired of sharing a bedroom, you totally get it. That’s why a good starting point is making sure a floor plan has enough bedrooms. For instance, if you’re expecting your first baby or expanding your family, a new home with three or even four bedrooms could make all the difference.

Do the living spaces fit your needs?

Life is simply better when you can spend time with your favorite people. And if you love to host, a floor plan with open gathering spaces should be on your list of must-haves. Many of our floor plans have kitchens adjacent to the great rooms, an ideal design to host dinner parties and holiday celebrations — even your Sunday football crowd.

When you buy a new home, you’ll have the convenience of an open floor plan that can help make daily activities easier. Whether it’s snack time, homework time or you’re getting dinner ready, you’ll feel better knowing everyone is close by.

Does it have ample storage?

From dishes to sports gear and toys, it’s a good guess you want a new home with sufficient storage. When you’re exploring a floor plan, make sure to check out the kitchen cabinets, bedroom and hallway closets, plus the garage for shelf space and other areas to store your stuff.

Do you want flexible layout choices?

One of the best things about a new home is the ability to make it your own — and that can mean modifying a floor plan before construction starts.

Off to a good start!

Hopefully, these tips come in handy, and when you’re ready to find your new home, we’ll be here to answer your questions and to support you every step of the way.

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