How to Research Floor Plan Ideas

September 15, 2015

As a design build firm in Western Washington we can design and build almost any type of home you can imagine. The possibilities are endless and exciting. But having so many options can have a downside. Where do you begin? There are dozens of architectural styles and hundreds of floor plan design elements to consider. Here are a few simple steps to begin narrowing down the options and begin envisioning your dream home.  

Find Your Style

We all love to look at beautiful home interiors, but the architectural style of your home’s exterior  will influence the look and feel of your living space. A Cape Cod home, for example, will have a steep roof with gables, while a farmhouse style will have an asymmetrical design with dormers and gables. Most of us have an architectural style that we like more than others. Research different home exterior designs to find elements from each that you like. Our in-house architect will work with you to incorporate these elements into your final home design for a home that feels authentic to you.

Browse Online Floor Plans

At Estes Builders our in-house architect and design team will work with you to design a home that’s completely unique from the ground up. Research floor plans before your initial appointment to share ideas that you like with our design team.  Although this step is optional, working collaboratively with the team using visuals can improve communication and save time during the design phase. Here are some popular website that offer thousands of floor plans you can browse for free: Organize your design ideas for a quick reference during your initial Project Analysis.

Get Creative

Remember that any floor plan you choose is simply a starting point. Some custom home builders offer minor customizations on a limited set of floor plans. As a true design build firm we can create virtually anything you envision for your new home. You can reimagine any floor plan to suit your needs with the help of our expert design team. Ready to get started? We’re here to help. Contact us to schedule a free Project Analysis or simply ask a question using our Live Chat feature. Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>