The layout of a home is important, and shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s surprising how different two houses that are the same size can feel, due to having different layouts. If you’re a family that loves cooking together or you want to be able to watch your kids are playing safely while you cook, a new-build home with an open plan kitchen/diner offering flexible living space, could be just what you’re looking for.
A home that doesn’t have this, and instead has a small kitchen with a separate dining room that isn’t adjoining, might not work for your family. This may be perfect for families with teenagers, as the dining room could be turned into an office for studying.
Talk to your family about just what sort – and what size – of house you want to move into. Sit down with everyone and discuss this before you start your search, so that you are on the same page when it comes to looking at property websites, show homes or when you go on house viewings.
Everything from the layout to the size of each room will make a real difference to how comfortable you are in your home. Floor plans are a great way to get an idea of the size and layout of a potential property before you buy. In addition to just going on viewings, this will help you make your decisions carefully and make sure all parties are happy with the type and size of house you choose.