The Winchester plan offers a great open
concept kitchen and family room for informal
entertaining and a separate dining room for
more formal events!
Tips for Selecting the Right House Plan. It can be a little overwhelming to decide between so many fantastic options so we asked Diego Rizzardo of SanDiego Homes
to share some of the tips he uses to help homeowners pick the best home plan for their lot at their Lakeside Living community in Innisfil!
Consider the daily needs, activities, and hobbies of those who will live there. If you love to cook, a kitchen with plenty of pantry and workspace is a must. If you are a fitness buff, choose a plan that allows space for a gym. If you work from home, you will need space for a home office. Another important aspect is your entertaining style. “If you often have a large number of guests, flexible, open-concept space is a must,” says Diego. “If you prefer a more intimate setting, you may want a plan like The Winchester that has a separate, formal dining space.” You will also want to consider bedroom space if guests often stay overnight.
CURRENT AND FUTURE NEEDS
The Strathmore plan offers bungalow-style living
with plenty of space for guests, perfect for
those who love to entertain and want a home
that will allow them to age in place.
It is important to consider how your needs may change over the next 5-10 years. A newlywed couple may feel that a two-bedroom plan is perfect for them but if they plan to have children in a few years, they will outgrow that plan quite quickly. For older homeowners, it is important to consider future health and mobility needs. “We offer a variety of bungalow style plans that will allow homeowners to age in place without costly renovations down the road,” says Diego. “Wide hallways are also standard in all models to ensure ease of mobility.” The main floor laundry, master bedroom, and bathroom may not seem like a necessity right now but may greatly affect your ability to live independently in the home later in life!
Tips for Selecting the Right House Plan – PROPERTY AND LOCATION
The lot you are building on and the surrounding area may also affect your decision. How will the position of the sun and wind direction affect the home? What is located on each side of the property? Large windows that take in a beautiful view of the sunset are great but those same windows facing the side of the neighbor’s home are much less enjoyable. “Choose a plan that will take advantage of the best aspects of your property.” says Diego, “But also consider available outdoor space and choose a plan that leaves space for outdoor entertaining, gardening, or other outdoor activities you enjoy.”
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