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Finding the Perfect Floor Plan

March 30, 2022

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Buying your dream home is a thrilling, exciting experience that you’ll never forget, and every step of the process is extremely important—especially finding your floor plan. A floor plan is essentially the roadmap for how your new home will look and function, and it can sometimes feel like a daunting, high-pressure task to find just the right one for you and your family. There are a few things to consider before picking your dream layout, which is why our team at Elliott Homes came up with a few tips and tricks to help you find the perfect floor plan. 

Figure out the must-have features

From energy-efficiency to customizations and everything in between, it’s a good idea to know what features are important to you when looking at your floor plan options. Do you have to have a covered patio, and is an open-concept floor plan important to you? Do you need a kitchen island, and would a two-story layout be beneficial for your family? What about storage or the size of each bedroom, and is it important for you to have a flex room? All of these questions and many more are things you’ll want to address with yourself before choosing your perfect floor plan, and you need to know your top priorities for features in your dream layout—so it’s a good idea to make a list, and from there you can easily sift through your choices.

Having flexible and customizable options in a floor plan is a great pick for people who are looking for particular features, such as our Atwood floor plan at Valencia at Granite Vista. The plan offers fluid and amenity-filled features, including the great room that holds an entrance to the master suite, along with a large bedroom, two separate vanities and a walk-in closet. The Atwood also features two separate attached garages, one two-car with laundry room access and another one-car accessed via the foyer. The one-car garage can be turned into an extended two-car garage, RV garage or even a second master bedroom—creating the perfect space for a guest suite. Determining what features are important to you in your new home is a crucial part of picking the right floor plan, and it’s a key step to browse your options in order to find out what your deal-breakers are in a floor plan. 

Think about size

Whether you’re a family of six, two or if you’re just getting started—finding the right sized home is essential. Decide on the number of bedrooms you will need, especially if you need extra rooms for new family members or guests. Is each child going to have their own bedroom, or are they going to share? How many bathrooms do you need? Do you work from home and need an office, and how many cars do you have? Is a spacious yard important to you, and how big does your master suite need to be? All these factors weigh into determining the square footage and amount of space and rooms you’ll need in your floor plan, and it’s definitely something you’ll want to consider when picking your ideal layout. 

For those who are looking for inspiration when it comes to optimizing space and being conscious about size, our Syrah floor plan at Magnum at Villa Fiore in Lodi, CA is one you’ll want to check out. This plan combines open-concept living with ample private space to ensure your home is functional for the whole family. With the spacious great room, dining area and kitchen flowing together seamlessly, space is absolutely maximized with this layout. The entryway off the covered front patio leads to a coat closet, full bathroom, and main-floor bedroom, which can also be used as a den or home office. Built-in cabinetry throughout the home provides plenty of storage and a modern feel, and 4 large bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms allows for plenty of room for the entire family and more. 

Find your style

Choosing the right floor plan to match your individual style is a crucial part of finding 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 accessories. If you care about your furniture coordinating and if you’re attracted to clean lines and minimalism, then a contemporary or modern concept plan is a great option for you. If your furnishings encompass a variety of different styles, then a more traditional option may work best for your ideal layout. If you’re a little bit of both, our Classico floor plan at Veranda at River Oaks 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. Finding an ideal balance of style with other factors that stand out to you is a great way to make sure you’ll find the perfect floor plan for your new home. 

Browse all of the Elliott possibilities

There’s no question that at Elliott Homes, we have nearly endless possibilities when it comes to finding your perfect floor plan. From open-concept layouts to one-of-a-kind features and everything in between, our forward-thinking floor plans are ideal for families of all shapes and sizes—and their timeless elements will guarantee that you’ll always love your forever home. 

With beautiful, carefully-crafted homes throughout our incredible communities in both California and Arizona, Elliott Homes is the builder you can trust. We offer an array of floor plans in each of our neighborhoods to ensure that finding the perfect home for you and your family is made easy, and we’re here to help you turn your dreams into a reality. To start your journey to your new home or for further information, give us a call at (866) 984-1300 or contact us online at any time.


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