30 August 2022
Choosing a floorplan can be a little more involved than people often expect. Once you start looking, there can be a bit more to consider than first thought, however with some planning and consideration you’ll be able to narrow down your options. Below are our top 5 tips to helping you find that perfect floorplan:
Understanding what suits you and your family begins with paying attention to the way you all interact and move around the house you currently live in. Consider the features everyone loves, the ones you don’t and what you all wish you had. Take notes about what is important to each family member within your home and take note of areas you frequent regularly, compared to those that are rarely used.
Thinking about your current needs and any that may change in the future, will help you get a better idea of what you want in your next home. Will you need more or less space? Will rooms be used differently? Do you need additional powder rooms to accommodate visitors? Will you have guests or family staying with you in the future? Understanding these needs will help you decide the type of multi-purpose spaces you may potentially require within your floorplan.
Every block of land is different, and each one has its own unique set of opportunities and challenges. The size of your block will, to a large extent, determine what type of floorplan you chose. For example, if you require large spaces within your home, but have a small to mid-size block, a double storey home design will be perfect for you.
If you have a sloping block, this can sometimes preclude certain designs, but on the other hand, it can provide you with the ability to truly customise certain aspects to make the most of your surroundings, such as natural light.
Our team of experienced design experts can work with you to optimise the design and orientation of your beautiful Thomas Archer home, so you can create a home that perfectly suits your requirements.
The orientation of your home plays a significant role in how you enjoy your lifestyle within your Thomas Archer home and maximise the everyday use of your design.
Ideally your living spaces should have a northerly aspect, to optimise light and warmth during winter and provide shade from the sun during summer. Planning with a focus around maximising these aspects is crucial and can play a huge role in making your home as energy efficient as possible.
Take note of prevailing breezes, ensuring you include windows that will allow these breezes to flow throughout the house. Details such as these can help make your home naturally cooler during summer.
At Thomas Archer, we suggest viewing our range of Expressions Series floorplans and selecting a few that deliver on what you are looking for. By showing us what you love, we can help you select the right floorplan for you, work with you to modify a design through our Evolve process, or even design your own home from scratch. Whatever option you choose, we will help you to create a home that truly reflects the way you live.
Our team will be able to guide you throughout the process and inspire you to discover what’s possible when designing and building a Thomas Archer home.
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