Five tips for choosing the perfect new house plan

Building a new home starts with choosing the right floor plan that aligns with your lifestyle and future plans and fits your budget. With all the design choices and trends in the market, building a new home can be an exciting yet overwhelming process for many – but it doesn’t have to be. 

Whether you’re planning for your first home, forever home, or investment home – it’s important not to settle. To take the stress out of your building journey, Signature Homes offer a range of pre-designed floorplans to suit your family, lifestyle, and budget.

Determine your budget

The first step when building your new home is to determine your budget. Figuring out how much you can afford is the best way to cut down your list of potential floorplan choices, leaving you with the most realistic and attainable options.

Needs vs. wants

Creating a list of Needs vs Wants is a great way to begin your new home journey. Establish features of your home that are non-negotiables, such as three bedrooms and extra storage space. Next, identify features you would like to include if possible; this could include luxury features such as walk-in-wardrobes, a scullery, or large barn doors.

Build to suit your lifestyle

When choosing a house design, consider your family's lifestyle and how the layout could best suit everybody. Do you prefer to have quiet spaces or social spaces to entertain family and friends? Integrated indoor-outdoor flow? Double-storey or single-storey?

Lifestyle can have an impact on major decisions such as the number of bedrooms and their location; for example, if you have young kids, you may require a layout where bedrooms are grouped together and located nearby the master bedroom.

Room to grow

Choose a floor plan with a level of flexibility to evolve with you through different stages of life. It's important to design with room to grow - consider the size of your family now versus how big you anticipate it to grow in the future. Can kids bedrooms be turned into an office or home gym in the future?

Make it your own

Signature Homes pre-designed plans provide a great starting point for creating a home that’s uniquely yours, they can be as luxurious or as simple as you want.

Add in your own personal touches from colour, material and textures to complete your new home.


Ready to start? 

If you’ve been thinking about building but are unsure where to start a New Home Consultation could be ideal for you.

Contact Signature Homes on 0800 744 628 to start your new home journey today.

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