Floor. Friday , May 05th , 2017 - 14:06:22 PM
Make sure that the home has the basics. For your ideal floor plan, know up front what your home is going to need, from number of bedrooms to a suitable number of bathrooms. Automatically eliminate any home that does not offer this basic floor plan and you will quickly begin to narrow down the selection to something much more manageable in your chosen area. Once you know that the home has the basics, you can begin to eliminate based on other criteria. Choosing the number of bedrooms is not simply a matter of counting the people in your family. For instance, if your family consists of you and your husband, you may not need two bedrooms in your starter home. On the other hand, if you have a son and daughter, they will each need a room, bringing the total to a minimum of three. Sometimes children of the same gender can share a bedroom, as can roommates or housemates on occasion.
One of the best tips about using a basement for additional living space is to raise the ceiling. Adding an extra foot (or more) in the height of your basement ceiling is much less expensive than adding an additional floor or expanding the overall floor plan, and the added height will eliminate that closed-in feeling you get with so many basements. Adding or enlarging dormers is another way of capturing space from a second story or loft that is framed by a sloping roof line. You will be surprised how a well-positioned dormer can make a small loft appear much larger and provide vertical walls to accept seating, bookcases or tables that usually will not work with a conventional knee wall.
The ’standard’ floor plans offered should be varied enough to appeal to a wide range of clients, from large families to retired couples and everyone in between. If, however, your needs are different to most, or there is a special feature you have always dreamed about including in your dream home, then a custom flooring is the right option for you. If you plan on creating original floor plans to submit to your house builder, you should always work with a professional architect to ensure that drawings you use are produced to an accurate scale and can be easily translated into a finished product.
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