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How to Choose the Right Floor Plan for Your Rental Home

December 20, 2023
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The process of finding your next home is exciting, but it comes with overcoming many tough decisions. These decisions directly impact your future, so it’s important to find a rental house that supports your family’s needs along with your wants. Once you find the right community, the final decision of layout is equally as important. It is entirely up to you which layout fits your family. As you search for your ideal rental home, keep in mind our tips for selecting the right floor plan. 

Is It Enough Space? 

The first step to finding the right floor plan inside your new rental home is verifying it is enough space for your family. Start by reading the square footage and compare it to your desired home size. Although, some houses are designed to help you live comfortably with a smaller space; this might make you able to live luxuriously in a slightly smaller space. When viewing floor plans, imagine yourself living inside the home and how you would unpack your belongings to fit the space. With space comes the question of how many levels are you searching for? Do you need two stories to accommodate a large family or do you have animals that go outside frequently? If stairs are inconvenient, a one story home will suit your family best.

Does the Living Room Accompany My Family’s Lifestyle? 

Many floor plans today utilize the open floor concept. The lack of walls between the kitchen, dining room, and living room makes it easier for socializing and gives the ability for each person of the household to comfortably lounge where they can all see each other or a television. Consider how you will use wide open spaces and connect the rooms together. It might be one large rectangular space, or in the shape of an L. This is another factor to keep in mind, which one do you prefer? Envision the living room in a way that accompanies your family’s lifestyle. 

Consider How Your Lifestyle Pairs With the Layout 

Consider how your daily life will reflect inside your home. What you do every day will impact what items you place and where these items will go. Ensure you have enough space to do your daily activities. Ask yourself questions such as, “do I have enough space for a desk to work from home?” “Is there a back porch to place the kids’ dirty shoes?” To find the right floor plan, make sure all your belongings are functional with the house layout. Our two car garages are a great storage alternative if your family does not have two cars. 

Explore Our Community Floor Plans!  

To find the right rental home for you and your family, start by exploring our communities today! Each of our communities offer many  floor plans to accommodate your family’s lifestyle. Now that you know how to choose the right rental home floor plan, explore Homesite Residential communities to find the perfect rental home floor plan for you. Contact us now to get started!

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