How to Select the Right House Plan Part 2

Selecting the right home plan should rely on understanding and considering several key issues. In the last part of this series, we discussed the importance of family, size, and function. In this article, we are going to focus on aspects such as lot and amenities. These factors are critical to how you select the right house plan.

Your lot is a key factor used to select the right house plan

Quite possibly just as important as any other aspect of choosing the right house plan, is choosing the right lot. Your lot is going to affect and influence the type of house plan you will choose right out of the gate.

Stock house plans, for starters, are made with certain landscapes in mind. House plans with certain layouts can only be used on specific terrains that do more than complement the style, they simply cannot be built on certain land types. This means that if your house plan has a basement, but your lot is desert with a lot of stone and mineral, a basement may not be feasible.

There are also other things to consider such as neighborhoods and homeowner’s associations. Some of these may have rules that prevent certain home types or at least certain features. This is why you should choose a house plan in conjunction with the lot.


Now, when it comes to the amenities your home will have, again, they should be dependent on several key considerations.

One consideration should be your location. For example, if you really want a pool but the climate would increase the chances of cracking the gunite (concrete and sand mixture), that particular amenity just may not be in the cards.

Another, again, is your lot. In-ground amenities may cost extra in order to exhume stone and mineral or roots, so the amenity can be constructed. In some cases, not many, but some – a specific amenity simply cannot be added.

So be conscientious when it comes to location and lot type. This will ensure you can enjoy all the amenities you want to make your house your dream home.

Staying focused on the specifics can help to ensure that you do not run into any major issues that may otherwise prevent your home from being built the way you want it to.

Last Updated on July 12, 2023

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