How to Select the Right House Plan Part 1

When it comes to how to select the right house plan for you, there are many things to consider before diving right in. Things like the size of your family, or if you are single, whether you are planning to start a family in the future. In this article, we are going to focus on these questions and more, to help you gain a better perspective on how to select the right house plan to build.

Things to consider on how to select the right house plan


Whether you are single or if you currently have a family should play a significant role in how to go about choosing the right house plan. The size of your family or expected family will dictate several other areas of your decision such as school district, neighborhood safety, lot size, amenities, styles, and more.

Even grandparents should keep these things in mind. Are you planning on having frequent visits from adult children and grandchildren? How long do these visits generally last? Do you need extra bedrooms for these family stays, or are these visits short or rare?


How big a home should be is a very important aspect. Size has to be considered as one of the most important components. Once you’ve decided on need, it’s time to consider want. How big would you like for your home to be? Are you looking for a cozy little 1,635 square foot home like our Sante Fe house plan or a 4,500 square feet home like our Williamsburg home plan for your mid-size family with frequently visiting in-laws? Just how strongly do you feel about that billiards room? The swimming pool: Indoors or outdoors? You get the idea.


Along with the size of the home, function is equally important and should be decided at the same time. In fact, function may end up dictating the actual size of the home. Function and size work hand-in-hand in many instances, including spaces such as the laundry room. The functionality of the room will depend on size, and the size should depend on how you want the room to function. The same should reflect each room in the house.

There is always the question of whether or not to buy a lot first or the house plan. That debate is one to consider as well. However, when it comes to the initial choosing of the right house plan, family, size, and function should always set the groundwork for your decision.

Last Updated on July 12, 2023

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