Tips to Choose a Good Floor Plan for Your Lifestyle

Kitchen and Dining Room in an open concept Hallmark Custom Home

August 25, 2021

Tips to Choose a Good Floor Plan for Your Lifestyle

There are more options today than ever before when it comes to home designs and layouts. Depending on the size of your family, future plans, individual needs, personal preferences and your unique sense of style, you can fine-tune your home’s floor plan to perfection.

Take Into Account the Size of Your Family

If you are raising children and have more on the way, a large, multi-story floor plan with plenty of bedrooms could be the right choice for you. Hallmark Homes Group specializes in expansive layouts that can include up to three or four rooms on the bedroom level. These areas of the floor plans also include two, three and even four bathrooms so that everyone in the family can enjoy convenience along with plenty of privacy. Plus, many of these modern layouts feature a main level study which can be customized into a guest suite for visiting family, friends or older kids who are home from school.

Enjoy Luxury at Home

As a hardworking homeowner, you can choose a floor plan with a luxurious master suite that is designed as a private retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These in-home amenities include large, spa-like bathrooms, walk-in closets, linen storage, dual vanity sinks, large showers and bathtubs, spacious sleeping quarters and areas with tray ceilings. Additionally, if you are shopping for new homes in Bucks County, you could opt to customize your master bedroom on the first floor with a private owner’s suite sitting area that overlooks a scenic outdoor space.

Have Your Master Bedroom on the Ground Floor

Another layout option for the owner’s quarters (that cater to privacy) is to choose a floor plan with a first floor master suite. This option is especially useful if you do not wish to walk up and down the stairs every day. With this layout option, you can have immediate access to your sleeping area while the second level contains the kids bedrooms and any other particular type of household noise. In the case of the Harrison side entry model at Mill Ridge, this option dedicates an entire wing of the ground floor to the master quarters and includes a huge walk-in closet, a large luxury bath and a private study suite.

Should You Opt for an In-Law Suite?

As baby boomers age, many families choose to have other members of the extended family move in with them rather than into an assisted living facility. This is especially true with large, close knit families who want their kids to be able to bond with the older generation. A first floor master suite can be designed as living quarters for your in-laws or a beloved aunt or uncle. Customizations can include special bathroom safety features, plenty of walk-in closet space and a bay window for a serene view of the backyard.

How Often Are You Entertaining Guests?

Depending on your recreational choices and home entertainment preferences, you can choose a layout with plenty of shared spaces for family movie nights and larger gatherings of guests for special events. Some of Hallmark’s floor plans include an open-concept layout which have overlapping areas on the first floor. This option blends the dining area, family room, kitchen and foyer into one extended space with a spacious feel that truly maximizes the interior square footage with useful areas rather than an unnecessary wall that takes up space and hinders verbal communication. Plus, these layouts include first floor dining areas and living rooms which can be customized and reimagined into private screening rooms, gaming areas or arts and crafts spaces.

Choosing the floor plan that is right for your family and lifestyle is an important part of the home buying process. Contact us to learn more about modern layouts and designs which can be tailored for your families specific needs.