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How can I get the best floorplan?

How can I get the best floorplan when building my new home


A great home starts with a great floorplan. If you are building a new home, you'll want to ensure that your home will give your family its very best lifestyle. We've learnt that your very best lifestyle starts with your very best floorplan.

When building a house you’ll want to ensure it’s going to enable you to live your best lifestyle, and your best lifestyle starts with getting the design right. When I talk about design I’m talking about the floorplan and other permanent features of the house. You may have heard about a house having ‘good bones’. That is the sort of thing I’m talking about when it comes to design, and getting these features right is the most important step in the five-part system of planning to build your own home.


Walking into a finished home that ticks all your boxes is a magnificent feeling and it all depends on choosing the perfect floorplan – one which gives your family the space it needs to grow and the lifestyle it needs to flourish. Choosing to build makes this dream a reality. You might think people fall in love with a home based on the shiny porcelain tiles or the funky feature wall, but the quality of your home isn’t just about the tiles, fixtures and fittings.

It’s true that those things make for a great first impression, but there’s one thing more important that a first impression... That’s a lasting impression.

A good house is like a good meal. Certain rules apply to make it a meal worthy of enjoyment. Certain flavours go together and others clash. How a home is designed works the same way. There has to be the right flow of space and light. For your home to be perfect, everything needs to flow together in harmony to create the ultimate sanctuary for you. The voice of reason that speaks softly in your ear will choose the great floorplan every time. People will always choose a home based on the functionality and liveability the house can give their family.

3 pathways to the perfect floorplan

Now that we’ve looked at the elements that go into a well-designed home, it’s time to consider who will help you design a home that incorporates them. There are a number of different professionals who can design a home that helps you achieve as many as your needs, wants and desires that your budget will allow. In the following topics we look at your three main options:

  • Builders Plans
  • Building Designer
  • Architect

in summary


Taking the time to perfect your floorplan and not settle for cookie cutter homes will be well worth your while and investment.




A great home needn’t be expensive – it only needs to be smart

- Natalie Stevens

Building Home Masterclass Series