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June 10, 2021

Four tips for finding a floor plan

One of the biggest benefits of building or buying a new home is the ability to find a floor plan that meets all your needs. There are a few different ways to approach this part of the building process and Sandlin Homes has more than 60 years of experience helping Dallas-Fort Worth families find their dream home. 

Below are four tips for finding a floor plan that fits your lifestyle and your aesthetic in one of our established communities or on your own lot.

1. Start with the basics

The first step is to think about the essential details like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to fit your family now and in the future. Do you want each child to have their own room? Do you have frequent visitors that necessitate a spare bedroom?

It is also important to consider other elements like accessibility which may dictate whether or not you have stairs and if you need a secondary suite on the first floor that facilitates multigenerational living. The Sandlin Homes website allows homebuyers to filter floor plans by the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the square footage and the price.

2. Make a list of features you would like to have

Next, focus on the features that will make your day-to-day life easier like walk-in pantries and flexible spaces throughout the home. Home offices or studies where students can complete remote schooling were popular additions this year. 

Many Sandlin Homes designs feature spacious, open floor plans that give families the ability to connect in a central living area. They often combine the kitchen, dining and living rooms with access to back patios for cohesive year-round entertaining. 

3. Visit models and available homes

It can be difficult to visualize a home from a two-dimensional floor plan which makes models and available homes invaluable during your search. Visit as many homes as you can to get a better idea of how you want your future home configured. It can also help to get a better idea of current design trends like laundry rooms connected to owners suites. 

4. Find a community that supports the floor plan

Depending on how you prefer to search, the next step might be to pair a newfound floor plan to a community where it is built. This information is available on each floor plan’s page. Other homebuyers will start on this step and work backwards to find floor plan options. The Sandlin Homes team carefully selects each collection that will best fit the homesites in each community.

If you are building on your own lot, be sure to schedule a complementary home site evaluation to ensure that it will support your chosen plan. Designers are available to adjust floor plans as needed to make the process simple.

When you are ready to start building your new home, fill out an online form or call our office at (800) 821-4663. The experienced Sandlin Homes team will help find a floor plan that fits your needs in the DFW metropolitan area.

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