Choosing a Home Model: Questions Are Key
When it comes to choosing the best home model for you and your family, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions. Your new home not only needs to fit your lifestyle now, but should also align with your future goals and plans. Here are three key areas to consider when deciding which layout or design is right for you.
- How long do you plan to stay in your new home?
- Is your new home your forever home or is it part of a shorter term plan?
If you’re building your forever home, choose a layout and design features you will be comfortable with for a long time. It’s also important to consider how your needs (and tastes) will evolve as your life changes. What potential renovations – or even alterations – would you want to make to your home in the future? Does your layout support these changes?
If you don’t intend to stay in your new home forever, think about what could add value when it’s time to sell. You may consider adding upgrades you will enjoy now, but will also be selling features later.
- What stage of life are you in?
- How big is your family?
- What are your hobbies and interests?
- How often do you entertain?
- How often do you have overnight guests?
Think about your day-to-day life and what features would be ideal for your lifestyle. For example, if you have an active or outdoorsy family and store lots of sports equipment, a mudroom with lots of shelving or an oversized garage would come in handy. If you love to cook or tend to do lots of entertaining, you may appreciate an extra-large pantry, high-end appliances and upgraded features in the kitchen. If you have out-of-town friends or relatives, a spacious spare bedroom and extra bathroom would make their stay more comfortable.
- Are you starting a family?
- Are your teenagers almost ready to leave home?
- Are you retiring soon?
You never really know what your future holds, but it’s still important to plan ahead. If you are a growing family, make sure you have enough bedrooms and square footage so you don’t outgrow your home too quickly.
On the flip side, if you are nearing retirement, a smaller home may be the way to go. Look for a layout you can maintain easily. Also, stairs and narrow walkways may not be issues now, but could become problematic later. A single story plan with wide hallways and doors would be a great option.
To find the Averton home model that fits your lifestyle, click here. For more information about our layouts or design options, contact one of our sales associates today.