Before you can start building your dream home, you must decide on a floor plan. This can be an overwhelming process with so many options available. These five tips will help you narrow your choices down to choose one that is perfect for your needs.

1. Consider Your Lifestyle

This is going to be unique to each person, so take your time considering your lifestyle and what floor plan would suit it best. Make sure to think about your needs now and what they may be in the future. If you are planning to stay in your home through retirement, would a single-floor design work better or a home with a first-floor master suite? Are you planning to start a family? Do you want to adopt a pet? Will you be hosting gatherings often? These are all great questions to consider when creating your ideal floor plan.

2. Look at Your Entertaining Needs

If you entertain regularly, make sure the home has space for that. The space could be in the form of a great room, or it could be in the form of a large outdoor living space. Even a finished basement can be your entertaining area. On the other hand, if throwing big parties isn’t your thing, then you may not need an elaborate floor plan.

3. Discuss the Need for Accessibility

Does your family have a specific need for accessibility in your home? If so, then those features should be part of your design consideration. Wider doorways and open floor plans make it easier to navigate a space with a wheelchair or walker. Hollowed counters and attached garages are also great features to look into as you plan for any accessibility needs you may have.

Accessibility can be related to disabilities, mobility issues or simple ease of use. Regardless of the reason, make your home accessible for the people who will be living in it.

4. Decide if Outdoor Living Spaces Are Important

Does your family enjoy spending time outside? Do you have small kids who may want to play in the backyard? Outdoor living spaces, such as decks or patios, can be part of your home’s design. If you think this is something you will be using regularly, make sure you choose a home design that includes it. If not, then you can skip these features and simply enjoy the yard that comes with your lot.

5. Know Your Design Style

Before you start shopping for your new home, take some time to drive by homes in your area or look at pictures of finished homes. What designs jump out to you? What is your design style? 

Your home plan is an important part of the building process, and it’s worthwhile to carefully consider your options. With these five tips, you can land on a home floor plan that is the perfect fit for your needs and wants.


This Single-Family in Milton, MA recently sold for $585,000. This Cape style home was sold by Office Rege - Kelley & Rege Properties, Inc..


27 Orchard Rd, Milton, MA 02186

Single-Family

$585,000
Price
$585,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
It just feels like home from the moment you pull down the street. On a Gorgeous, quiet, side street, with scenic paths and trails just steps away, sits a storybook updated Cape. This is the quintessential New England neighborhood that you've been looking for, yet its just minutes to the city. Instantly, you are welcomed by a fully renovated kitchen with all newer Jenn-Air appliances and an open concept flowing into the living room. Upstairs you'll discover an updated bath with tile surround shower, rounding out the 2nd level you'll enjoy two charming bedrooms. Step out onto the back deck and take pleasure in your spacious fenced backyard. If that's not enough take a stroll down to Cunningham Park to enjoy all the amenities the neighborhood has to offer. Brand new roof, and garage door installed January 2021. Open Houses Sat & Sun 11-1PM.

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121 Union St, Randolph, MA 02368

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Opportunity waits for you to put your touches on this three bedroom home located a short distance from Randolph center. Situated on a 13,000 sq. ft. lot with shopping , house of worship and highway access close by. First showings at Open House Sunday 12-1:30.
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121 Union St, Randolph, MA 02368

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Opportunity waits for you to put your touches on this three bedroom home located a short distance from Randolph center. Situated on a 13,000 sq. ft. lot with shopping , house of worship and highway access close by. First showings at Open House Sunday 12-1:30.
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Sunday
March 28 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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121 Union St, Randolph, MA 02368

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Opportunity waits for you to put your touches on this three bedroom home located a short distance from Randolph center. Situated on a 13,000 sq. ft. lot with shopping , house of worship and highway access close by. First showings at Open House Sunday 12-1:30.
Open House
Sunday
March 28 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
More Open Houses
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