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Tips for Selecting a Floor Plan

Posted on May 09, 2023 by dreeshomes

When you build with Drees, you get to customize your floor plan to best suit your lifestyle. The past few years has transformed the way people view their home - home offices are no longer a wish list item, but a must-have. There’s an emphasis on the outdoor living area like never before, and today’s kitchen must be as beautiful and functional as ever. The modern-day home must be able to do it all.  


The home office isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. These setups offer space, privacy and video conference-worthy backdrops and lighting. Most of our floor plans offer a dedicated space for the study, but some homeowners opt to transform a gameroom or a loft into a functional workspace. 

Kitchen with dark blue cabinets

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but in modern times, this space has become the heart and hub of the home. All Drees kitchens are open and airy, but it’s important to consider a floor plan that prioritizes this space if home cooking and entertaining are priorities for you. Some floor plans allow for an expansive, oversized island; others have a working pantry to store food items, appliances and gadgets.   



coffee bar and pantry

When it comes to the layout of your kitchen, dining area and family room - don’t fret. Most of our floor plans incorporate Drees’ signature living triangle, an open floor plan concept in which the kitchen, family room and dining area are adjacent. This setup makes for functional everyday living and optimal entertaining opportunities.  


Moving outside, many of our floor plans feature spacious outdoor living areas, which you can complete with a covered porch, fireplace and dining space. Some of our floor plans even offer the option for you to extend this area, so you can have plenty of space to entertain outdoors.  



covered patio with fireplace

When selecting a floor plan, it’s imperative to consider which areas of the home are a priority for you and your family. Ultimately, it’s important to design a home that speaks to the rhythm of your everyday lifestyle and creates a foundation to set your family up for success. 


Ready to start designing your dream home? 

From Instagram inspiration and Pinterest pins to your final floor plan, Drees makes it easy to bring it all together. We know your home is more than a dwelling. It’s an expression of who you are and what you value. Designing a custom home is a very personal endeavor, and we want to be here to help you every step of the way.