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There are a lot of decisions to make about your new home, and choosing a floor plan for your family can feel like a huge task. This is an exciting step, but it’s important to keep your family’s specific needs and long-term vision in mind when designing a floor plan with your builder. At North Homes, our goal is to create something unique to your family that will become the home of your dreams. Whether you are building a new home in Hamilton County or Boone County, it’s important to keep your values at the front of every decision. We know making decisions about your floor plan can feel overwhelming, so we’re sharing our best tips to build a home that is functional for your family for years to come.

IDENTIFY YOUR VALUES

When it comes to choosing a floor plan, what are the most important factors to your family? Do you spend a lot of time in the living room?  Would your family use a patio area? Once you identify what you value in a new home, you can move forward with a clear vision. If your family is interested in prioritizing the environment, we also offer green building options to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle.

FOCUS ON THE KITCHEN

The kitchen is a place where people come together. Most people spend a lot of time cooking, hosting, and completing household chores in this room. By using an open-concept floor plan, the kitchen becomes the perfect gathering place for your family and friends.

THINK ABOUT ACTIVE ROOMS

We spend 90% of life in the family room, kitchen or master suite. These are called “active rooms.” They are the heart of the home and deserve to be prioritized in the planning process.

KEEP THE GARAGE AND KITCHEN CLOSE

These two areas aren’t normally paired together, but our customers have seen a huge advantage to this concept. By putting the kitchen and the garage near each other, it allows homeowners to better manage daily tasks like carrying in the groceries or taking out the trash.

At North Homes, we create custom homes from scratch to meet your desires, needs and budget. Are you looking for a new home in Hamilton County, Indiana? We’re currently building custom homes in the following Indiana counties: Boone County, Clinton County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Hendricks County, Howard County, Johnson County, Madison County, Marion County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Putnam County, Shelby County, Tippecanoe County, and Tipton County.