It doesn’t matter if you’re constructing an apartment, a condo, or a two story house. Designing your home’s floor plan is one of the most significant choices you will make. After all – you’re going to LIVE here! Ultimately, the flow and layout of your rooms will depend on your lifestyle. And you will want the plan to take advantage of all the incredible things Roatan has to offer. We’ve put together 5 tips to help you decide on a plan right for your family.
Your Floor Plan Should Suit Your Lifestyle
Some people enjoy sprawling, open floor plans. Others prefer to have private spaces tucked away, with bedrooms on opposite sides of the home. Evaluate what your lifestyle and your overall needs are. Decide on both how these things may change over time, and what your non-negotiables are.
Will You Be Entertaining?
Similar to lifestyle, you should consider how often you will be entertaining company. Perhaps you want to host craft nights, or plan to rent a portion of your property for additional income. These things will determine whether your foyer immediately welcomes and showcases others into your home, or if the halls usher them to a sitting room somewhere else. Leaving the rest of the property an intriguing mystery.
One Story or Two?
A single-story home enjoys a certain level of quietness two stories do not. Overhead foot traffic can be cumbersome for some. Aside from the noise, you may be thinking you don’t want to always walk up stairs. However, multi-story homes offer sprawling vistas of Roatan’s green hills and turquoise water. Plus, the second story offers the ability for more privacy with separated living areas.
Does Your Home Need To Be Accessible?
Perhaps you have a friend or family member who needs extra space or additions for maneuverability. Or you have children who need space to run around. Consider that any load-bearing wall will not be able to change in the future. Thinking ahead is essential.
How Much Living Space Is Outdoor Living Space?
A premier floor plan always includes a leisurely space for outdoor living. Especially on Roatan! Consider pergolas covered in climbing tropical vines. Sitting areas adjacent to the infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean. Outdoor amenities not only boost your home value, but do wonders for your quality of life.
Deciding on a floor plan can be fun and frustrating at the same time. Assess your family’s lifestyle and your preferences to how you enjoy living. With patience, your dream home floor plan will be easier to find than you think! Looking for more custom home building advice? Contact us today at +504-9660-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.