The one feature you cannot overlook when house hunting!


Ever wonder what the most important feature of a home is?


When looking for your dream home, some things are more important than others. You can easily update the wall colors; you can replant a back yard, but you cannot easily change the floor plan!


Changing a floor plan is next to impossible. It’s not that it can’t be done, but you’d be better off buying a different house than paying the massive expense of completely renovating the home. That’s why finding the right floor plan is something you must consider carefully before you buy.


So which floor plan is best?


That depends on your personal preference, but we’ve included a few popular features to consider.


  • 1. Open floor plan: Most homes built within the last 10 years feature an open floor plan. In this kind of layout, you’ll often only find an island separating the kitchen area from the great room (combined dining room and living room). These homes are designed to allow families more time together despite busy schedules and mixed activities.
  • 2. Fireplace: Do you like a cozy fire in the winter? You can install these later, but it is a lot easier if it is already installed, especially if it is a wood burner and needs a chimney
  • 3. Separate laundry room: it takes special wiring and ductwork to hook up your washer and dryer. If you choose a floor plan without a separate laundry room, chances are you’ll never want to pay the money to redo it. If this is important to you, make sure to choose a floor plan that already includes a laundry room.
  • 4. Master Suite: Most couples want the convenience and privacy of a connected master bedroom and bathroom. This is another feature that is near impossible to change once you've chosen your new home.


The bottom line is that choosing the right floor plan is much more important than making sure you like the carpet or paint choices. Those features can be easily changed at minimal cost.


Don’t get hung up on the details, rather, focus on the big picture to make sure you remain happy in your home for years to come!

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