Essential Tips for Choosing a Mobile Home Layout
When you decide to invest in your dream home, there are many decisions you will have to make. One crucial consideration is the layout of your mobile home. Finding a floorplan that matches your family’s needs is the first step to creating the right space. Fortunately, there is an abundance of options in terms of customizing your mobile home to your liking.
So where do you begin? We’re glad you asked! Just because there are a lot of options doesn’t mean the process needs to be confusing. Below we have outlined a step-by-step guide to choosing the right layout for you.
How To Select The Best Floor Plan for Your Mobile Home
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The number of bedrooms and bathrooms are the first and most important considerations when choosing a mobile home layout. Consider both how many bedrooms you will need and how many bathrooms will realistically fit your family. Are you small enough to be fine with one full bath, or do you need more bathrooms or powder rooms to accommodate your crew?
The location of the bedrooms and the size are also important considerations. Parents may want a bedroom in an area separate from the children’s bedrooms, for example. Consider whether the bedrooms should have windows and where they should be placed. Study the size and amount of furniture that will be placed in each bedroom.
Flow Between Rooms
The second consideration when it comes to floor plans is the flow between the rooms. The right flow between all of the rooms and between the furniture in the rooms is necessary for comfortable living. Too much furniture in any area of the home will prohibit good flow and make the rooms look small and even cluttered. Good flow also requires that the rooms be properly proportioned. Every room should have well-placed windows to allow the desired amount of sunlight.
Open Floor Plan or Not?
You also might consider whether an open floor plan is good for the family. Open floor living can be better for family life because it allows everyone to be in the same space. Open floor living also permits the kitchen to be seen by other family members, so the person preparing the meal can also participate in the family life. An open floor plan home offers other benefits: They are less costly to build, and the lighting will be better.
Other Questions to Consider
A floor plan will impact the family in every aspect of their home life. Homebuyers need to look closely at the family lifestyle and future family requirements. Below are some other questions that should be considered when choosing a floor plan.
- In which room does your family tend to gather?
- Do you need a dining room?
- Do you need a separate family room or den from the living room?
- Do you need an office?
- Does a family member have mobility problems?
- What kind of built-ins are needed?
- Does the floor plan accommodate the furniture that will be used?
- Is the kitchen a top priority? How many cabinets are needed? How much counter space is required? What type of appliances will be installed in the kitchen?
- Is a porch important?
Finding Your Dream Mobile Home in San Antonio
This little guide should help you get started on choosing the layout for your mobile home. However, if you are in need of additional guidance, we are more than happy to help.