Whether you have just made your first purchase as a first-time homeowner, are planning a Vancouver home renovation or feel like you’ve outgrown your old home, needing something different is normal. One of the best ways to bring about change is with a new floor plan, however, not all floor plans are created equal.

For example, open houses are often staged and look fantastic but once you actually start living in the home, you might realize that the floor plan feels wrong. Maybe your family has been living in your current home for years and years but are now in need of something different. Whatever the reason, if you decide to change up your floor plan you can trust that our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly team of contractors, designers and architects will treat your property as if it were their own. We will guide you along the way and ensure you walk away with your expectations exceeded.

Let’s take a look at what to avoid when choosing a new floor plan.

Assuming every floor plan will suit you

Don’t forget to actually envision yourself living in the floor plan you are looking at or wanting. It’s one thing to see something that looks attractive on paper and an entirely different thing to actually live in it. Before going for a big change, think about the floor plan you’ve become accustomed to for years or even decades, look at what works, what doesn’t work, and go from there.

Not imagining a model home without its styling and furniture

Model homes are upgraded, styled and staged to look immaculate. Even the most non-functional floor plans can sweep you off your feet. Imagine this space without the furniture, professional styling and upgrades.

Not looking at room sizes realistically

Remember, professionals, are professionals for a reason. They understand proportion and measurements. When they see a space, they know exactly what kind of furniture sizes, paint colours and accessories will make it look bigger than it actually is.

Not considering children and pets

If you have children, pets or are considering expanding your family, think about the current features of the home. Are 2 flights of stairs safe and needed? Perhaps a single-level home is better for you. If the kitchen or living room doesn’t face the backyard, you might have a hard time watching over your little ones play.

Not considering the way each room faces

This is much more important than people give it credit for. A bedroom that faces a busy street, or a bedroom that is built on top of the garage will result in many lost nights of sleep. In addition, having an entrance door that leads you straight into the kitchen will make it easier to leave your groceries and shopping bags without trekking mud through the living room.

There are so many things to think about before you choose a home that’s right for you, but give floor plans some extra attention. Get in touch with us if you’re looking for a Vancouver home renovation, we can’t wait to work with you.