How to Select the Right Home Plan to Build

Building your new home can feel like an overwhelming task. It’s your chance to create the perfect home for your family from the ground up. Most home buyers have a general idea of the size and style of home they want, but additional necessities or features may be unclear.  

To make sure you select the right home plan for your family, use these tips to make the process smoother.

Step 1: Create a budget

Before reviewing plans and builders, settle on a home building budget to help guide your home search. Starting with a realistic budget will make your search more successful since this will determine which home plan is best suited for you financially.

Step 2: Determine your needs and wants

Before looking at homes, do a needs assessment on your family’s lifestyle and create a list of everything you need and want in your new home. Need help getting started? Look at your current home and make a list of what you like and don’t like in that home to begin building your list. Think about other homes you’ve visited and features you liked.

What are your family’s needs now and how will they change in the future? Will this floor plan still fit your lifestyle as you age? Think about everything!

Step 3: Look at your land

Review the land you’ll be building on to see which type of home will be suitable. When it comes to home plans and lot sizes, one size does not fit all! It’s important to consider both the size and shape of your land and any necessary easements. If you have a narrow lot, you’ll want a plan designed to make efficient use of the buildable land.

Step 4: Review home plans

With your must have/want list in mind, look through home plans and pick the one that closely matches your dream home.

Ready to build your future home?

Building a new home can be an overwhelming and exciting process. These tips will help ensure that you choose the right plan for your family.

Simplicity builds beautiful, affordable homes throughout the Northwest. Our Turn-Key Solution makes the building process simple and our transparent instant quote pricing means you’ll know exactly what you’ll pay without unpleasant surprises. Explore our website to see our home plans and see how we can help build your dream home.