Write Down Your Must-Haves
You already have ideas on what your dream home will look like. Now it’s time to put them down to paper. What type of architectural style? Want a large kitchen island? His and her closets? A media room? Write out all your must-haves that you want inside and outside your home. For some added inspiration, search on sites like Pinterest or Houzz.
Determine Your Budget
It’s essential that you take time to figure out what you can spend on your new home. There are a lot of expenses that go into building your home, including permits and hiring contractors. The last thing you want is to buy a house plan because it’s “in your budget,” but not account for unexpected costs. We suggest creating a spreadsheet to organize your finances and entire budget. It’s always best to prepare than being surprised later.
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After you’ve written out your must-haves and figured out your budget, it’s time to get serious about identifying your wants versus your needs. Think about the current or potential size of your family, lifestyle, and future plans – this will help you figure out what you truly need. Some important things to consider is the square footage of the home, number of rooms, where you want to live, finishes, and amenities. It’s easy to say what you want, but it’s not always realistic within your budget.
Select Your Lot Size
Determining where your home will be built and the lot size is a critical step to make sure the house you want to build is feasible. Depending on where you live, there are minimum and maximum lot size requirements that you need to consider.
Start Searching House Plans
Now that you have a strategy in place, this is where finding your new home turns into a reality. We specialize in luxury residential design and have an extensive catalog of modern and unique house plans that can meet your needs. Start by searching our house plans using our features & search filters to narrow down which plans fit your preferences. If you find a house plan you like, but need to make modifications to make it fit your wants and needs, we also offer custom design services to help you get exactly what you’re looking for.