Design the absolute best floor plan
Design the absolute best floor plan
for your dream home
in 8 weeks
before hiring your team and without feeling overwhelmed by the thousands of floor plan options or the fear that your going to mess it up.
If you've already purchased your land, been talking to builders, or clicked through home plan websites looking to get your home building process started, then you already know you need a floor plan.
No need to tell you that the floor plan is the backbone to your home, and that it will be the backdrop to your family's future memories.
You also know that the timeline to you getting into your dream home keeps getting pushed back the longer you don't have the right floor plan.
Here's what you might not know:
FAST TURNAROUND TIMES
If you already know what floor plan you want, getting blueprints made is much quicker and smoother. Time is of the essence when fall has started and you need the home closed in before snow starts flying.
GET TAKEN SERIOUSLY
Builders are extremely busy, especially during peak building season. Having a floor plan shows them that you're serious, not just another tire-kicker, and are worthy of a call back.
MORE ACCURATE PRICING
Asking a builder "how much does building a house cost" is equivalent to asking "how much does going out to dinner cost". The answer to both? "It depends". When you have a floor plan, the builder is able to get a grasp of the scope of your project, and can focus on the details such as flooring type, countertop materials, and ceiling heights to really nail down where the price of your home sits.
Obtaining just any floor plan is easy, but attaining a good floor plan isn't so much.
Design my own house? I can't wait!
You're finally taking the leap of the long-term dream of building your own home. You've Googled house plans, found a website, and entered your search parameters: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 stories.
7,631. There are 7,631 houses that meet that criteria. And that's just on one website.
You take a deep breath, calm the giddy butterflies (because this is actually finally happening), and start looking deeply at each one.
Even with all that excitement, spending even just 5 minutes per plan, on 7,631 plans starts to become work rather than fun and most people end up mentally exhausted and just choose a plan that looks 'good enough' even though they feel like it's not quite right.
Here's why most people settle for a 'good enough' floor plan:
Without knowing what kind of layout to look for so they can quickly find the right fit, they get overwhelmed, stressed, and stuck in the 'browsing' phase rather than moving on the the 'building' phase.
They get fed up at how much time has passed without getting a shovel in the ground, and they just choose any plan that looks okay (even though it's probably not right for them), just so they can get to the next step.
Here's why this is a huge mistake:
Wrong layouts for your home will affect you every. single. day. But you won't know something is wrong with your floor plan until you're living in it, and at that point it's too late. And unless you've recently won the lottery, you don't have the funds for a do-over. You NEED to get it right the first time.
The good news is, you haven't put a shovel in the ground yet. There's still time for you to analyze your family's needs, the property you're building on, and get the right floor plan the first time.
That is...if you want to build a house that is more than just 'good enough'.
The 3 reasons
people end up with a bad floor plan
(and how to make sure yours isn't)
They want this process to be quick
Your home is where you spend 75% of your time (more if you work from home!). You eat, relax, have family time, and sleep there. It's a huge element of your life. The floor plan design process shouldn't be rushed or else critical pieces could be overlooked causing your future self to be mentally kicking your past self for not giving yourself enough time to think things through.
It's not the same as picking the wrong paint colour; you likely can't change the mistakes later on. Give yourself the time to really think things through, after all, it'll still be a short amount of time in comparison to how long you'll be living in the house.
They take the one-size-fits-all approach
Sure, any plan with enough bedrooms and bathrooms will technically work, but they aren't necessarily optimal for your family.
All of these elements will alter the intricacies of how you design your floor plan. You need to have some skin in the game and ensure the end product is going to fit you now and into the future.
They focus too much on details rather than the whole home
Rather than concentrate on room sizes and flow, they are too focused on granite counters and hardwood floors. 99% of the time, details like these can be revised later for a reasonable price if the budget does not allow for it now. Adding on to your house because you didn't make the rooms large enough is going to cost you exponentially more (if not make it impossible altogether). Let's focus on the main players here, and then the aesthetic details as budget allows.
"I am fascinated by it honestly, a few changes here and there and I think they have a big impact" -private client
There's a reason why people refer to building a home as their 'dream' home: it's because they've been dreaming about this for years.
Not everybody gets to build a home, which is why you should pat yourself on the back for reaching this elite milestone that eludes most. The problem with that is, you've never done this before, and how to properly design a house isn't exactly common knowledge to the point where you could ask your family or friends for the home design 'recipe'.
But as long as you know how to avoid the major design mistakes and the common oversights, you can avoid this dream from turning into a nightmare.
If you're willing, I'd love to show you exactly how to do that.
A designer's secrets to creating a fantastic floor plan for your future dream home
Through designing house plans for 15 years (and counting!), I've honed a step-by-step process that I use with each new plan, a process that you can replicate to create your own plan on your own time, before you hire a team to turn it into a set of blueprints and get it built in real life.
Functional Floor Plans
is the only program that...
Focuses on the most important parts of your plan
Flow, size, and function are the top focuses in a floor plan. We will ensure your plan has all of these basics and not just eye candy masking major flaws.
Creates your perfect
Perfect has a different definition for everyone. We will create a floor plan that will fit your family like a well-tailored suit.
Eliminates time crunch stress
You'll have the tools to create a functional floor plan while you're still in planning mode, before you hire anybody, so when you've nailed it down you can fast-track your build without feeling overwhelmed, and keep costs in check.
Like a bullseye, we will start from the overarching master plan and work our way to the finite details that make a home.
Module 1: What do you want
Creating a great house starts with a wish list. In this module we will:
Module 2: What do we have to work with
Next, we will see what space we have to work with by analyzing your property. We will discuss the following limitations of your property:
Module 3: How we make things flow
A floor plan's flow is arguably the most important part of any good house plan. In order to achieve this, we will discuss:
Module 4: How it all pieces together
Like a puzzle, we will start piecing all of the elements that we have created so far into a rough layout. I will guide you step-by-step on the process for doing this while considering:
Module 5a: Optimal room sizes
Too small of a room and you'll be frustrated and feeling cramped, too large and you'll have paid the building costs, extra taxes, and monthly utility bills for space you don't use.
In this module, you will learn how to find the optimal room sizes for each room of your house.
Module 5b: Get your floor plan
You will take what we have learned so far and start searching for a plan that fits your needs or sketching out one of your own.
Module 6: Analyzing functional details
Once you have a floor plan to work with, we will lovingly nit-pick it until we ensure we don't have any details that will become annoying in your day-to-day life. We will analyze it for:
Module 7: Adding aesthetic details
Now we get to the things that aren't necessarily functional, but will provide that extra oomph. This is the section that will add character to your home. We will discuss multiple tweaks you can make to add those extra touches that spark you and your guests to exclaim 'oh wow' like a reflex when walking into a room.
Extra Resource: Throughout this program you will learn the terminology used by the industry. Feel confident when communicating your wishes to the professionals and understand better when they use jargon while talking to you.
Perk # 1
KITCHEN LAYOUT GUIDE
Hone in on what makes a good layout for the heart of the home. Learn exact dimensions, the pros and cons of different countertop materials, optimal appliance layouts, and more in this information packed guide.
(a $175 value)
Perk # 2
PRIVATE MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
A private online group where we can all discuss the floor plan design process every step of the way. I'll be in there every week to answer questions as they arise, and you can post pictures of your progress to get feedback or an extra set of eyes from your program-mates and myself to help you when you're stuck.
(a $449 value)
14-day Money Back Guarantee
Functional Floor Plans will break you out of the cookie cutter one-plan-fits-all approach to new home design and will help you create a floor plan that is exactly ideal for your family now and in the future.
By the end of the 14 days, you will have created a wish list for your home that has dove in deep, way past how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, and more into the nitty gritty of your custom family situation, and explored events that could have made other plans unsuitable for certain unforeseen circumstances.
We would have also analyzed your property for the parameters you will need to stay within. Ones that could cause loads of stress if they are discovered much further in the process.
If you don't feel like this program will help you get the best possible floor plan, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will refund your investment.
Join Functional Floor Plans
and you'll get:
(A $1,295 value)
Perk # 1: Kitchen Design Guide
Learn the fundamentals to creating a kitchen fit for the home chef.
(A $175 value)
Perk # 2: Private Facebook Group
Get feedback and answers to your questions from me and your fellow program attendees to keep you on track or finally conquer a hurdle you've been stuck on.
(A $449 value)
The total value of all of the above?
But because you will be a part of the inaugural group for this program, and I will need extra feedback from you to ensure you get a top-notch program and experience, I am offering you this program at a super reduced rate of just...
ONE PAYMENT OF
Still on the fence?
Functional Floor Plans is perfect for you if:
Does this sound like you?
Then let's get you on the list for the new program roll out! You will be emailed with the payment and enrollment information two weeks before the start date so when the first module is released, you'll be able to get started right away. Signing up here doesn't mean you are committed, it just means you'll be on the list to hear once enrollment starts.