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What makes a good floor plan?

Ways to maximise the floor plan for your new home

The floor plan of your home is more important than you think! You will be living in the house for a long time to come so it is prudent to spend time and effort with your builder in the early stages to get it right.

What makes a good floor plan?

  1. Is the flow and layout of the house logical?
  2. Is there ample room for storage?
  3. Does it optimise natural lighting and ventilation?
  4. Does it meet your budget and future requirements?
  5. How it fits with the external environment?
Unit floor plan

Key considerations when choosing the floor plan


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Privacy in bedrooms

Ideally, the master bedroom should be positioned away from the general house noise. If possible it should not share a wall with a bathroom, living area, or laundry room. Consider where you would prefer your master bedroom to be - away from other bedrooms or close?

The layout of the master bedroom and other bedrooms is very important. Having bedrooms away from the street is better if you have difficulty sleeping. And if you have a baby, having it close to the master bedroom is important too.


Kitchen is the heart and soul of a home and its design and layout are critical.

Do you have meals in the kitchen with your family? Or do you have frequently entertain?

Knowing how you will utilise your kitchen space will ensure the long hours you spend there are easy and enjoyable! When it comes to kitchen design consider:

  • Storage space
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Location - should it have a back entrance or a front entrance? Having it close to a garage or an entrance ensures you don’t need to lug your groceries far.
  • Space for your appliances
  • Location of the kitchen island, dining table, sink, and stove-top
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Living areas

Consider how you will use your living space - would you want to watch TV, entertain your friends, or have a gaming session there?

Do you prefer an open plan layout or cosy and comfortable living space?

Other rooms

Consider extra rooms which are an option for modern homes. Do you need a gym space or a media room? Although it may seem attractive to have different rooms for gaming, exercising or playing music, they should not become a waste of space. Consider your lifestyle and needs before you choose the floor plan for your home.

3D Model

A floor plan may not be easy to visualise that’s why having a 3D rendered floor plan can help you visualise how the end product will look like.

Take the help of your professional home builder

Too much information? Not sure where to start? Simply note down what your needs are and our expert consultants can design a floor plan best suited to you. The experienced home builders at Symcorp, we can help you with a floor plan that suits your needs and budget. Whether you are looking for a home renovation or a new home build, we can make the process simple and enjoyable for you. Check out our completed projects here.

Speak to our experts today on 07 55587 3812 or complete our online enquiry form.

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