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How Many Bedrooms Do You Need?

When approaching the home building process, it is essential to define your goals and priorities. Why do you want to build a house? What are some of the things you would like to do in and with your new place? And, equally important, what are the main priorities in terms of space, features, and amenities? Making these types of lists and priorities your desired features can take weeks — and even months.

Perhaps most importantly — depending on your family and your needs — is the question: How many bedrooms do I need in my new house? Why is this so important? Because a lot of space issues tend to relate to the number of bedrooms your family requires. Bedrooms (obviously) house people, and as your family grows and matures, you may require additional space related to the number of bedrooms. So, how many bedrooms DO you need? Here are a few tips on the way in which to decide.

  • Look at the number of people currently in your family. If you have a family of four, with two children, you will probably require somewhere between 3 and 4 bedrooms. Each child may need his or her own room, and you might want a bit of extra space.
  • Do you need a guest bedroom? Do you often host family members or friends at your home for various lengths of time? In order for them to have a nice visit and remain comfortable, it might be wise to dedicate a specific area of the house exclusively for guests.
  • Will your family grow further? If there is any possibility for additional children, you may want to consider planning ahead and selecting a house plan with a greater number of bedrooms.
  • Do you require a home office? Many house plans offer this as an additional feature — typically, a home office is located off of a main area of the home, such as a living room. However, you might want a more quiet location in an out-of-the way area of your home. Thus, an additional bedroom may function as a home office.

As you build your home, plan for the long term by selecting the correct number of bedrooms. Start your search on America’s Best House Plans by designating the desired number of bedrooms, and then going from there. All types of styles offer a wide range of bedrooms within that particular style. Enjoy the search!



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