What Floorplan is Right for My Family? Living in Raleigh NC By: Jeannette Bodnar, Martin CommunicationsYou’ve decided to buy a new home. Congratulations! Get ready to embark on a fun and exciting journey. Before setting out to find your perfect new home plan, take the time to consider your lifestyle and the years ahead in your new home. Considering these important factors can make the difference between loving your home and being stuck in a home that doesn’t fit your needs.Consider Your LifestyleDo you entertain? Do you work from home? Do you have lots of kids or pets? Are you retired or just starting your family? Answering these questions will help narrow down new home plans.If you’re an entertaining maven, look for a floor plan like The Hawthorne located in the community of Barrington in Rolesville, NC. This home features an open concept kitchen, functional outdoor space, and a bonus or recreation room that can adapt to your needs. The common areas connecting with the kitchen allow the chef of the house to participate in conversations, keep an eye on the kids, or binge-watch TV while cooking meals.If you are retired, single, or are no longer feeding and housing those pesky kids you raised, a smaller home with a first-floor owner’s bedroom and additional bedrooms or options to add on space could be ideal for your lifestyle. Don’t need that extra bedroom? Turn it into a hobby room or home office; the options are limitless. Check out the new home plan of Villa Magnolia III located in the community of Legacy at Jordan Lake in Chapel Hill, NC – this home could be the one for you.Consider Your FutureHow much space do you need? How much space will you need in the years ahead? What about living space for elderly parents or visits from the grandchildren? You guessed it—you need extra rooms. Take a look at the Monterey II floor plan, a home plan inside the 12 Oaks community in Holly Springs, NC, it would accommodate all of those needs. Planning for the future is a smart idea when looking for a new home.Tour new home communities and walk model homes or inventory homes, to help you define what you want for your new dream home. Happy house hunting!