3 Steps To The Perfect Floor Plan – Chap 2 House Blueprints
Organize your stuff for your new house blueprints
You have put a great deal of thought into your new house blueprints details. Including the size, number and types of rooms, room arrangement, and how you want to live in your home.
Now it’s time to organize those thoughts into lists you can use to guide your focus. Get the right features, that fits realistically into your budget.
As before, you’re going to separate the function of the house (size, rooms, layout) from the interior decor. Why do this, one word, flexibility.
New House Blueprints Budget Blues (3B’s)
Everyone has a budget constraint, and everyone wants more than she or he can afford, that’s human nature. I’ve seen people give up on their dreams because they couldn’t figure out how to fit everything they thought they had to have into their budget. Don’t let that happen to you. No house will be perfect. If you don’t prioritize your new house blueprints needs and wants you’ll get discouraged and quit because the dream will seem out of reach. Remind yourself why you’re embarking on this journey. Think about how it’s going to feel when your new home is complete, and you’re living the way you want, and deserve, to live. Make your list, get real about what you can and can’t live without, and you’ll get your dream.
Here’s what to do next:
- Get out your lists, photos, and your house comparison chart.
- Download the free New Homes Plan and Features Priority Lists, or make your own.
Reflect on the real reasons you decided you wanted to build a new home and write them down. Why are you about to put your lists of needs and wants in priority order. This will help you stay focused on the real purpose. Focusing on your real reasons, start with the items you gathered during the fuction part of the research.
Some questions about your new homes.
- If you had to give everything else up to get one item, what would it be?
- OK, you now have identified the most important element of your new home!
- Now, go through the rest of the lists you gathered and do the same thing for every other item you need and want (needs first, wants second).
- Once you’ve completed the function section, move on to the interior decor section and do the same.
- You now have two lists in priority order. Congratulations! Believe me, if you’ve come this far, you’ve done more than 99% of the people I work with, and you’ll be 99% less stressed out for the whole rest of the process.
Categorize your new homes lists by assigning it to one of two categories:
- Must-have items
- Like-to-have items
As before, you’re protecting yourself from making decisions emotionally later by making them rationally now. When you reach the point of approving a set of plans, writing a large check, and watching walls go up, there will be lots of emotions churning around. This process will ensure those emotions are positive ones, because you’ll be confident you’ve made the right choices in line with your values and your family’s needs.
New house blueprints point: when categorizing the items on your list, start at the bottom.
- By definition, the last item on the list is the least important to you.
- You’re going to be making tough decisions about whether you could live without certain items on your list, so start off with the easier ones and work your way up.
- Set the lists aside and live with them for a few days.
- You’ll end up rethinking some of them based on how you live.
- With the new perspective of having thought through many of your everyday tasks in your new home, you’ll realize some of your “must-haves” aren’t really. You might even scratch some stuff off the list entirely or reordering items.
Overall, you’ll gain clarity, which is crucial—it helps you clearly define what you want, so you’ll be more likely to get it. When you’re done, you’ll have two lists in priority order and each item will be marked “must-have” or “like-to-have.” Wow. You have described, in words, your dream house. Congratulations!