By Emily Rees on August 01 2018 06:13:25
It is also important to understand that the total square footage of your new home refers to the finished portion of your house plan. Finished living areas are generally described as covered with sheetrock and wallpaper or paint. A heated area is also a good indicator of finished space. Areas like garages, porches and attics are considered unfinished and are not calculated in the total square footage of your home plan.
Check your house plan for placement of windows to see if they will provide adequate privacy from your neighbors windows and yards.
Where would you prefer the laundry room to be located and how large a space will it need? Do you have any hobbies or special interests that might require additional space or rooms to enjoy them?
A very important aspect, the amount of light that enters the house depends on its orientation, design, and window placement. Consider the views as well. If you are fortunate enough to have beautiful views into the distance, then take advantage of this and plan for windows or French doors in a spot that allows you to appreciate this and provide added value.