One of the most important decisions you likely will make about your new Delaware house is the layout of the home. The floor plan is the footprint of your home and will determine the flow of the house as well as the way you live in it.
Some layouts work better for others depending on a variety of factors, all of which you should consider before making the final choice and purchasing homes for sale in Delaware. There are bigger-picture considerations such as whether you want a single-story home or a house with multiple stories. But you also need to think about more than simply square footage. Today’s post will give you five helpful tips for choosing the perfect floor plan for your new Delaware house.
The Peninsula On the Indian River Bay is a resort-style gated community that features some of the best new homes in Delaware. The residents here enjoy a quality of life that most communities cannot rival.
When it comes to new homes in Delaware, Insight Homes builds beautiful houses right here in this amazing, resort community. The Peninsula features an award-winning Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the most gorgeous setting in the state and a number of other fantastic amenities for a luxurious way of living.
What Is a Floor Plan?
Floor plans provide a visual representation of a home’s layout from an above-view perspective. These detailed images identify the rooms, doors, windows and various levels (if applicable) to the space. Think of a floor plan as the blueprint for the house, an illustration of the home’s flow.
Floor plans are ideal for:
- Home Builders
- Private Sellers
- Property Managers
There are seemingly infinite possibilities for floor plans, some better suited for people depending on their specific needs or desires. Insight Homes offers a wide variety of floor plans for their new homes in Delaware at the Peninsula. So, how do you decide which floor plan to choose? Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the best floor plan for your new Delaware house.
1. Decide Between Single Story or Multistory
The first place to start when determining the best floor plan for your new Delaware house is deciding whether you want or need a single-story home or if a multistory home is best. Single-story (or ranch-style) homes mean you don’t have to deal with as many stairs and all the essential areas of your house are on the same level (kitchen, master bedroom, living room, family room, etc). If you’re older and don’t want to deal with the hassle of navigating stairs, a single-story home would be a great choice. And, of course, within ranch-style homes, there are plenty of floor plans to choose from.
A multistory house is a great option if you require more space and don’t mind navigating stairs. If you have a family or plan on growing your family, a multistory house is often an ideal choice. Again, specific floor plans will vary in multistory homes, but this basic decision narrows the focus when choosing a particular floor plan.
2. Choose a Floor Plan to Suit Your Lifestyle
Now that you’ve selected a single-story house or multistory home, you can start thinking about the nitty-gritty details of the floor plan. Think about your lifestyle and how the house’s space would best suit those needs or desires. An open floor plan is extremely popular these days, focusing on limiting walls and letting the house feel more like one, large space.
If you have a family, you likely don’t want all the bedrooms on a single level or too close to each other. If you’re retired and the kids have moved away, it might be important to ensure the guest bedrooms are farther away from the master bedroom and have their own bathrooms. For many people, the kitchen is the focal point of any floor plan, so if you spend a lot of time cooking, this might be the most important factor in the floor plan you choose.
3. Determine If You Require Special Accessibility
Are there any special accessibility requirements your new Delaware house should have? These could be things like wider hallways or a lack of stairs. Perhaps you need taller or wider doorways? Maybe you don’t even need these things at the moment, but a few years down the road if your new home is the final home, for example. The important thing is that you don’t choose a floor plan that works today, but may not be ideal down the road depending on how long you plan to live in the house.
4. Consider How Often You Plan to Entertain
Many floor plans are centered around entertaining and welcoming guests into your home. You want your home to feel inviting and comfortable, especially if you frequently host family gatherings or friends. Living in a resort community like the Peninsula, for example, usually means hosting family and friends who come to visit and experience the many luxurious amenities the community and region has to offer.
5. Think About How Much Outdoor Space You Need or Desire
The inside of your home is far from the only consideration when choosing a floor plan. Don’t forget about the rest of the lot. Some people spend a great deal of time outside of their house in the yard or in the garage. Do you want a porch, a patio or a deck? If you have children or pets, a large backyard is likely important to your floor plan.
If you’re older and spend less time outside or don’t want to worry about keeping up with lawn care, then a smaller outdoor space could be the better option for you. At the Peninsula, you’re surrounded by the beauty of the Indian River Bay and have access to one of the most decorated private golf courses in the country, so a large outdoor space might not be that big of a deal to you at all.
When it comes to purchasing new homes in Delaware, there isn’t a finer resort-style, private community in the entire state or region than The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay. Better yet, Insight Homes is among the best home builders in Delaware.
Every Insight home is built with only the highest quality, which allows you to live a life of luxury and experience everything the Peninsula has to offer each summer or year-round! To learn more, don’t hesitate to contact Insight Homes today.