5 Decisions to Make Before Finalizing Your Floor Plans

Thinking about custom building your own home? You’ll want to approach it from the ground up, or in this case, from the floor up. Finalizing your floor plans will be an important step in the home building process. After all, you can’t begin construction if you don’t know what you’re trying to construct.

However, there are some things you’ll want to consider before selecting a floor plan. At Mitchell Homes, we have 25 years experience designing custom stick-built homes for homeowners-to-be. From our extensive experience, here are five things you’ll want to finalize before nailing down your floor plan.
5 Decisions to Make Before Finalizing Your Floor Plans


The first thing you’ll have to decide on is a budget. Just as a homebuilder has to work within the boundaries of the design plans, you’ll have to work within the boundaries of your budget as well. Prioritizing and knowing how much you have available to spend is the perfect place to start. In fact, we’ll even recommend a lending institution where you can get pre-approved.

At Mitchell Homes, we strive to build an affordable place that you’ll be proud to call home. Unlike many other homebuilders in your area, we require no down payment or upfront construction costs. We’re confident in the quality of our work and are able to build your home on the strength of our company alone. WIth Mitchell Homes, you will also not pay closing cost nor any construction loan interest. When all is said and done, we have the potential to save you up to $15,000 on a $250,000 loan. So if you’re working within a tight budget, we’ll help you build a quality home while staying within your means.


Once you’ve settled on a budget, the next thing you’ll want to do is locate a reputable homebuilder. Do your research by asking around and taking a look at the company’s prior work. What do former clients have to say? Mitchell Homes has a long list of positive client reviews and testimonials.

Our work is also backed by our guarantee. We offer a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, which means we’ll provide you with 1 year of workmanship coverage, 2 years of systems coverage, and ten years of structural coverage. You’ll be able to sleep sound in your new home knowing that it’s been built to last.

It’s important to hire a homebuilder early in the process so that you can work together to come up with the floor plan that will suit you and your property best. Consulting with a professional will provide guidance and peace of mind as you consider your options.

When you meet with your future contractor, be prepared to discuss your home’s location. The type of land you’ve selected will often influence the design process. You’ll want to be able to discuss specifics with your new home consultant. For instance, is there an existing home on the lot that will need to be demolished? Is there municipal water and sewer or will a well and septic system be required? Are there any soil factors present that would require a reinforced footing and/or foundation? Knowing these details will help us select the right floor plan for your needs, no matter where you plan to build.


Next, you’ll want to decide on the size and layout of your new home. When thinking about your floor plans, it’s important to plan ahead. For instance, how likely is it that your family will grow? A two-bedroom home may suit your needs now, but if you plan on expanding your family in the coming years, you may want to think about building a home with a little extra space for comfort.
Likewise, if you have a baby on the way or plan to have one in the near future, you’ll want to make sure your floor plans are child appropriate.

Or perhaps you like to entertain and have guests over on a frequent basis. In that case, maybe you want to consider having a guest bathroom located off the living area and an open floor plan that allows you to mingle with family and friends while preparing dishes in the kitchen.


Once you’ve made these decisions, it’s time to focus on the design of your new home. This is the fun part where you can let your imagination run wild. Look for inspiration on design sites or allow one of our 34 pre-designed floor plans to be your guide.

Are you looking for cozy comfort or a spacious, open layout? We offer both, and if we don’t have something you’re looking for, we’ll help create it. You will also be able to choose from a variety of custom upgrades to enhance the areas of your home that mean the most to you.

As you can see, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind as you finalize your floor plans. It may seem like a lot at first, but your new home consultant will go over everything in great detail with you.

Personal Touch

Now that you have the major decisions out of the way, it’s time to add your personal touch to your home’s design. Want to add more windows to take advantage of that ideal view? We can do that for you. Or perhaps you’re planning to spend a lot of time grilling in the backyard. We can add an outdoor grilling area with extra outlets and a gas line for you to entertain friends and family outdoors. Your home should be an expression of you and a reflection of your personal tastes. We can help you put your own unique stamp on your house so that it truly feels like home.

Our professional experts will provide both guidance and reassurance throughout the building process. You come up with the concept and we’ll take care of the rest. Together, we’ll help take your dream home from idea to design to reality. So get ready to rest easy in the comfort of your new home.