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Essentials to Consider When Choosing a Floor Plan

One of the most important decisions you will need to make when building your own custom home is what kind of floor plan your new build will have. While it may sound easy to just breeze through laying out a floor plan, there are a few significant factors that need to be taken into consideration in order to make a floor plan that is both functional and satisfactory. A few of these things include functional things such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and some of more personal like architecture styles and extra rooms like an office, gym, or media room.

The following are some things to keep in mind when coming up with a floor plan for your custom home!


What is the budget for your custom home? This can play into your floor plan more than a lot of people think. Working with a contractor on a budget for the size of home you want is the best way to truly know what you are working with. Once you know how much space you can afford, you can start laying out a floor plan you know you will have space and money for.

Style and Function

What kind of floor plan do you plan on putting together? You can look at your current living situation and think about what you currently have and will continue needing, as well as what you do not have but will need in the future. Do you need more storage? Maybe you need an extra bedroom, or a home gym. If you are planning for the long term, you may not want a lot of stairs in the home so you can stay there long into old age.

The Future

What will your needs be in the future? Think 5-10 years down the road when building a floor plan. For instance, if you plan on having children, you will want to make sure you have extra bedrooms, bathrooms and open space.

This post was written by Eloy Molina, owner of Rodeo Construction! Rodeo Construction is a leader in the field of new construction. We not only offer exquisite, professionally designed homes, we offer them at affordable prices. We are the premier new home builders in Albuquerque and we deliver the best custom home service in New Mexico. Contact us today!