It’s not uncommon for people to fall in love with a certain exterior home design or the decor/colors/etc., but then ask for some pretty extensive changes to the floor plan. Or, they build/purchase the home only to find out the floor plan isn't conducive to their household's needs. You've made a pretty substantial purchase, don't let buyer's remorse put a damper on the excitement of your new home!
When we were looking for our first home, my cousin told me this exact same thing, as she and her husband made the mistake of looking at the exterior and interior decor rather than the actual layout of the home. Once they got settled in, they found the home's "livability" wasn't right for them. She told me, "You can change the decor, but it's difficult to change the layout!" We appreciated this advice.
No Regrets: Home designers suggest home buyers get the floor plan design right, then address the elevation – because various elevation styles can be crafted once the home’s layout has been determined. Also, if you are building new, inquire about plan alterations as there may be a couple of areas that you'd like designed a little bit different. We can help you realize your dream home with a few changes.
While we know the home's exterior appeal is the first impression and will either attract or disinterest home buyers, we encourage you to explore the floor plan/layout before making a decision. Your perfect home may be hiding behind the the next door you open!
Take for example the three Peony plans:
- Peony Grove (Tuscan) and Peony Place (Contemporary) have the same floor plan, but very different elevations
- Peony has a different elevation (French Country) AND the floor plan has been tweaked a bit