Common Floor Plan Mistakes to Avoid

19 Mar 2020 Custom Building

Getting to know some of the most common floor plan mistakes to avoid will help ensure that your new home’s floor plan is ideally suited for you and your family. At Jaheny Custom Builders, they understand how important the layout of a home truly is. That is why their team of custom home builders will work closely with you to ensure that you are getting the best floor plan for your wants and needs.

Common Floor Plan Mistakes

Some of the most common floor plan mistakes to avoid include:

1. Bad Orientation

In order to ensure that your home is built with the best orientation possible, consider talking to your custom home builder about utilizing as much natural light and heat as possible. Having the floor plan for your house designed so that living spaces and windows are facing south will help ensure that your home gets good natural light, as well as improved energy efficiency by allowing the house to stay warmer in the winter when the sun is lower.

2. Not Incorporating the Outdoors

Make sure that your custom home floor plan allows for an outdoor space, such as a deck or patio, to seamlessly flow inside the house. By having an outdoor space incorporated off the dining room, living room, or kitchen, it will be easier for you to entertain guests and will ensure that food does not have to be carried as far.

3. Unattractive Sightlines

Floor plans that do not take sightlines into consideration tend to have front doors that open near a bathroom or in a storage space. This can easily be avoided by ensuring the front door opens onto an exterior view or architectural elements to provide guests with a welcoming experience.

4. No Bathroom Privacy

One of the most important steps that should be taken when designing the floor plan for your home is ensuring that bathrooms are being strategically located. Make sure that the bathrooms in your custom home are being laid out so that they are positioned for privacy, while still being easily accessible.

5. No Storage Space

Even though everyone needs storage, storage spaces are often overlooked in new home designs. Make sure to overestimate the amount of storage you currently need, as you never know how much storage you will need in the future.

If you would like to learn more common floor plan mistakes to avoid, or if you are interested in their custom home building services, please contact Jaheny Custom Builders at 604-551-0320 or 604-307-0450 or by filling out a contact form on their website.