If you’re looking to build your first home, finding the right home design is such an important decision. With so many floor plans to choose from, it can feel overwhelming having to narrow your choice down to just one home design. At Hotondo Homes we love helping first home buyers find their perfect first home, and our Forever Retreat range is the perfect starting point. By working out your must-haves and considering various block sizes in a floor plan, you’ll be able to choose a design that’s the ideal first house you can turn into a home with your family.
The size of your land will determine what size home you can build. Often first home buyers may gravitate towards a smaller block, often one that’s subdivided for the sake of affordability. This means you’ll need to find a home design that’s on the modest side, and possibly even one that’s narrower to fit two homes side-by-side on the land, such as the Aon home design range. This floor plan is longer rather than wider, with three bedrooms situated throughout the home and open-plan kitchen, living and dining at the rear of the home. Depending on your block, this modest and practical design is available in three different sizes making it the perfect first home.
If you’re thinking about starting a family sometime in the near future, as a first home buyer you’ll benefit from considering a slightly more spacious home design. A floor plan that allows for more generous open-plan living and having the option of extra living space that can be turned into an additional bedroom in the future will give you enough space now and room to grow later on so that you don’t need to upsize in just a few short years. A home design like the Tallis 196 is an ideal first home because it has room for your family to grow with great features like a walk-in-pantry in the kitchen, four bedrooms, a separate living room, plus an alfresco for that all-important outdoor time that kids need!
Double Storey Dreams
A double storey home may be worth considering if you’re a first home buyer who already has a family that requires a bit more space. A double storey home will provide your already growing family with enough space on the ground floor for everyday family life in the open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas, plus many double storey designs include a study space that’s perfect for the kids, while upstairs is devoted to spacious bedrooms, as seen in the Paragon 199. A modest double storey home will give your family the space it needs now and in the future while still feeling cosy. With a variety of sizes available, you’re sure to find a double storey home that has enough room for all of you without being enormous and blowing the budget.
Being a first home buyer is an exciting time, but it can also be quite overwhelming. Once you have your finances in order and you’re ready to start the search for the perfect first home, it can be challenging to know which design to choose. By working closely with your builder to look at all the home designs available as you think about how they might suit your lifestyle now and in the years to come, you’re sure to find a first home you’ll love. For more first home buyer information and to browse our range of Forever Retreat designs, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.