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Our Top Tips for Choosing the Right Floor Plan For You and Your Family

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November 7, 2022

At Main Street Homes, we carefully curate each of our floor plan designs throughout our spectacular new-home communities in the Richmond area to ensure that they are meeting the needs of today’s homeowners. When it comes to choosing the perfect floor plan for you and your loved ones, there are a number of things to take into account—but with the help of our team of experts and our wide range of floor plan options, you can rest assured that you will find the perfect floor plan to meet all of your needs. Read on to find our top tips for choosing the right floor plan for you and your family. 

Figure out your must-have features

First, you’ll want to identify what features are the most important for you to have in your new-construction home. Would a one or two-story layout be beneficial for your family? Would you prefer a lower-maintenance townhome or a single-family home with an oversized owner’s suite closet? How much storage space will you need throughout the kitchen, and what about outdoor living space? Is it crucial for you to have a flex room or home office space? 

Think about your daily life and make a list of things you absolutely need in your new construction home—then, add any additional items that you think would be nice to have in your home so you can easily mark off floor plan options until you’re left with the perfect one. The Berkeley, for example, is a phenomenal 2-story single-family option with large open spaces for entertaining, 4 to 6 bedrooms for optimal privacy, and plenty of flexibility to create the spacious home of your dreams. On the other hand, The Grove is an extremely versatile townhome layout with 2 to 4 bedrooms spread across 3 stories, accompanied by open-concept living areas and flex spaces.

At Main Street Homes, we know how difficult it can be to decide on one particular home design, which is why offer an array of resources and online tools for you to figure out the things you like most—from our interactive floor plans and our fully-furnished model homes to our 3D walkthrough tours and home design inspo

Think about size

Whether you’re looking for a home to fit six people or two—finding the right-sized home for you and your family is essential. With keeping family members and potential guests in mind, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you’ll need is a crucial first step when it comes to figuring out which floor plan is right for you. The number of rooms, the square footage of your home, the garage space and the outdoor living space all play a large role in determining your ideal floor plan—no item is too small to think about when it comes to designing your dream home. 

If bigger is better for you, you might want to keep The Lancaster floor plan in mind. With 4 to 6 bedrooms, 3.5 to 5.5 bathrooms and up to 5,485 square feet to personalize throughout this 2-story home, you’ll quickly fall in love with its open interior and cozy atmosphere. If you’d rather have a smaller-sized, one-level living layout, The Amelia is a great option for you. With its thoughtfully-designed floor plan made up of 3 to 6 bedrooms, 2 to 5 bathrooms and as low as 1,979 square feet—easy living has never looked so good. 

Find your style

Choosing the right floor plan to match your individual style is an important part of discovering your perfect floor plan. Whether you prefer modern, traditional or any style of home—it’s important to know what you like. A great way to determine if a particular style is for you is by looking at your taste in furniture and home decor. If you care about coordinating your furniture or if you’re attracted to clean lines and minimalism, then a contemporary or modern plan, like The Franklin, is a great option for you. If your furnishings encompass a variety of different styles, then a more traditional option, such as The Augusta, may work best for your ideal layout. If you’re a little bit of both, our Treyburn III floor plan is a prime example of a modern-meets-traditional style home, with the classic family layout combined with beautiful and simple features for the perfect middle ground floor plan.

If you’re needing guidance on finding the floor plan that aligns with your style while meeting your needs, one of the best parts about working with Main Street Homes is the ability to personalize your home how you’ve always envisioned it with the help of our experts. In our award-winning design studio, careful attention is given to the selection of finishes, materials and colors that allow you to personalize your new home. Together, we can help you create a home that reflects your own sense of style while fulfilling you and your family’s needs—resulting in your ultimate dream home.

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When it comes time to select your floor plan, our team is here to help you each step of the way. We've been building dream homes since 1996, and throughout our time, we’ve been able to refine our process and give over 1,500 families the home they've always envisioned—and we can’t wait to do the same for you. Browse through our wide range of floor plan options to find the one that’s perfect for you, and if you’d like to know more about any of our quick move-in homes or our sought-after new home communities around the greater RVA area—give us a call at (804) 979-2954 or fill out our online form today.