Custom homes offer homeowners endless possibilities for perfectly tailoring their new abode to their lifestyle. Not only does this include the interior decor and landscape design, but also the overall floor plan of the house.
From sprawling ranches to multi-level mansions, the layout you choose can affect how you interact with your home and how well it serves you. When working with a design/build firm to create a luxury custom home, consider these three key factors to ensure you’re choosing the custom home floor plan that’s best for your needs.
Lot Shape & Size
One of the primary factors to consider when deciding on your custom home’s floor plan is the size and shape of your lot. This will impact the layout of your home and, as a result, the floor plan that you choose.
For example, if your lot is large and rectangular, you may want to opt for a sprawling ranch or a plan that includes a great room in the center of the home. On the other hand, if your lot is small and square, you may want something with a more open layout or a multi-level design.
Other aspects of your lot, including the placement of trees, view corridors and sun path orientation should also factor in. For instance, someone who has a lot surrounded by many mature trees will need to consider how sunlight will enter their property and during which times of the day certain rooms will receive sunlight.
Your Lifestyle & Practical Needs
One of the biggest benefits of designing a custom home is tailoring it to fit your family and your lifestyle. You not only need to consider aesthetic preferences like an open floor plan but also practical factors such as how much time you spend outdoors or where your children’s bedrooms will lie in relation to yours.
For example, if you spend a lot of time outdoors and live in a wet or snowy climate, a large mudroom will be a must-have. If you entertain a lot, you may prefer an open concept or a formal dining room off the kitchen, depending on the nature of your parties. You may want to include a designated home office, playroom, movie theater, or walk-in closet. No matter where your priorities lie, your luxury design/build firm can help turn your day-to-day movements into the ideal floor plan.
Storage, Storage, & More Storage
A necessary yet oft-overlooked aspect of any home is storage. It’s easy to get carried away in maximizing square footage in every room, but saving space for adequate storage is essential.
After all, most people move into a new home because they outgrew their old one. If you want your custom home to serve your family for a lifetime, you’ll need to incorporate more than enough storage for every member of your family’s needs at every stage of life.
A good design/build firm will help you incorporate plentiful storage in an efficient way that doesn’t detract from the home’s design. From adding a closet underneath stairs to adding built-ins to bedrooms, leaving no space wasted is key!
At C&C Partners, we make the custom home-building process a breeze, combining your wants and needs with industry-leading techniques and expertise to ultimately create a custom dream home that you can enjoy for decades to come. We work closely alongside you from concept to completion, guaranteeing a seamless process that results in a one-of-a-kind design/build experience.
Since 1987, we’ve committed to an unwavering standard of excellence and top-tier client satisfaction that has helped us stand above the rest and remain one of Southern California’s premier luxury home builders. If you want to experience the C&C Partners difference for yourself, contact us online or give us a call at 310-322-0803 today.