Choosing the Floor Plan For Your Lifestyle

September 9, 2022

THE MAGNOLIA Cottage Collection

Sizing Matters: Tips on Selecting the Best Elliott Home for Your Needs

Buying a new home is one of the most important decisions of your life. It can also be one of the most exciting. At Elliott Homes, selecting the right floor plan depends on how you and your family use your home. As a MS Gulf Coast homebuilder, Elliott Homes has been part of the new home experience for hundreds of families. We understand that every aspect of the house can affect your experience, from the size and shape to room location, so knowing what you want is crucial. Check out our tips for choosing the right home for your lifestyle!

  1. Figure out what size of the home will best suit your needs.

Choosing a floor plan should start with home size. How many bedrooms and bathrooms are enough for you, your family, and your guests? Do you prefer a ranch style or need a two-story plan? Are you downsizing? Make sure to choose square footage that allows you to live comfortably.

  1. Keep your lifestyle in mind when choosing a floor plan.

best reading roomEvery family has its lifestyle, so choosing a floor plan that meets your desires and needs is essential. Do you work from home and need an office? Are you a movie buff who wants a media room? Would the kids enjoy a recreation room? Your plan is up to you, so the possibilities are endless!

  1. Trust your instincts on what “feels” right when choosing a floor plan.

You know when a space feels comfortable. Listen to your intuition when looking at different floor plans. If you’re a family with younger children, you may think the primary bedroom should be closer to the other bedrooms. However, if you’re an older couple, you might prefer the privacy of a split floor plan or for it to be downstairs and separated from the other bedrooms.

  1. Be honest about your needs and lifestyle.

best kids roomYour lifestyle and family needs depend on what stage of life you are currently in. Before choosing a home design, ask yourself:

  • Do you have plans to start a family? Is there room in your plan for growth?
  • Will you need guest rooms or additional living space for visiting parents and grandchildren?
  • Would you prefer a plan with single-story living?
  • Do you love to entertain family and friends? Do you want formal spaces or relaxed get-togethers?
  1. Don’t forget other space considerations.

You might want a specific space if you work from home often or partake in a particular hobby or special interest. You should also consider storage like an attic for your treasures. With our various Designers’ Better than Custom Home Collections, you can find the right plan for your needs. 

No matter your lifestyle, Elliott Homes has the perfect space for you and your family. Our expertise and elite customer service make buying a new home as smooth as possible, so you’ll never feel overwhelmed or worried. If you’re ready to live in your dream home, homebuilder Elliott Homes is waiting for you! For more information, please visit one of our new home communities or call us at 1.844.289.3554 (1.844.BUY.ELLIOTT).

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