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3 tips on choosing the right floor plan for your double-storey home

Your home's floor plan will dictate the way you live, the rooms you use the most and the way you interact with your other housemates. It has to suit your lifestyle and make living easier - if it doesn't, your new home mightn't be the dream you've been hoping for. 

With all that's at stake choosing the right floor plan for your double-storey home can be challenging - so follow these three simple tips to make the entire process easier and less stressful. 


Picking a floor plan for your double-storey home design can be the hardest part. Picking a floor plan for your double-storey home design can be the hardest part.

Think about the basics first

The first questions you need to ask are the straightforward ones. How many children do you have and do they need their own bedrooms? Are elderly relatives going to stay, and are they confident with stairs? Which common areas do you spend the most time in, and how much space do you need?

After answering these for yourself you'll get an idea of the number of bedrooms you need, and whether a double or single-storey home design suits you better. You'll be able to dictate a minimum size for your floor plan, as well make decisions around the shape and size of your living areas.

Choose a design to fit your lifestyle

Your floor plan should compliment your lifestyle, and make being at home easier.

Your floor plan should compliment your lifestyle, and make being at home easier. For example, if you love spending time outside, a design with an open plan living space that flows into a spacious outdoor area is essential.

If you love stealing moments away from life and reading a book or watching a film, an entertainment room may be a necessary addition to your floor plan. Furthermore, if making your home a social, connected space is important to you, adjoining kitchen, living room and dining spaces are a great idea.

See it in person

No matter how much thought you put into choosing a floor plan, nothing compares to seeing it in real life. To do just that, drop into one of several apg display homes in Perth soon for the full tour.

Walking through one of these homes will give you a feel for what you like or don't like about the space, helping you to choose a better plan. Or if you're lucky, you might fall in love with the layout right there and then and not want to change anything!

Get in touch with apg homes for more advice on picking the perfect floor plan for your new home.