How Many Bedrooms Can I Add to a Floor Plan?

Posted by Justin Nolette on July 10, 2017

Having enough bedrooms is important for many families as it can make or break the comfortability of your home. If you have a large family, finding a home with enough room to make everyone happy may seem like a big task - but it doesn't have to be!

Working with a good builder means you'll have the choice and flexibility to ensure everyone in your home is taken care of. Here's what we mean: 

Amount of Bedrooms

First things first. To figure out how many bedrooms you'll need, you're going to have to consider the needs of each family member. For example, if you have young children, they may be alright sharing a room but this won't go over as well for older kids. You may also need room for ageing family members. In this case, it will be best to opt for a main floor bedroom. 

As for yourself, you're going to need your own space as well. This is where having a master bedroom that fits your requirements comes in. Consider if an off-the-master ensuite is something you would value in your new home.

How Many Bedrooms Can I Add to a Floor Plan? Kids Bedroom imageLocation of Bedrooms 

If you have young kids, having their bedrooms near yours may be very important as a parent. If you have older children, you may want to keep some privacy between your bedroom and theirs. 

If you develop your basement you're going to want to use that space for yourself or a member of the family that is used to living in a more private area. The basement is excellent for someone who is in school, as it can be quieter with less high traffic. As well, this can be a place for downsizing grandparents who want a little more privacy. It’s truly up to you where bedrooms are placed especially if you opt to build your home from scratch. 

Building for Bedrooms 

With a flexible builder like Sterling Homes, you can get up to seven bedrooms by making customizations to an already well-designed floor plan. You'll also have flexibility in terms of your new home timeline. For example, you can build from the ground up, purchase the perfect move-in ready home or opt for something in between. Consider the following options when choosing the ideal timeline for your family:  

How Many Bedrooms Can I Add to a Floor Plan? Main Floor Bedroom imageBuilding Your Home 

The easiest way to make additions and capitalize on bedroom space is building your home from the ground up. Here, seven bedrooms come easy, since you can develop the basement to have extra bedrooms, add a main floor bedroom and include several bedrooms on the upper floor. 

Quick Possession 

With a quick possession, you won’t be able to make changes to the layout of the home, but that's not to say you won't find the ideal model to suit your family's needs. With a quick possession, you can still opt for a finished basement and move right in. 

Spec Home

A spec strikes a perfect balance between building from scratch and quick possessions. While the model and layout will already be chosen, a spec build may allow you to make a few changes to the floor plan, as well as some of the finer features and finishes - this depends on where it's at in the construction process. Here too, you can develop the basement to your standards.  

The satisfaction that comes with knowing that you and your family have found the perfect home is an incomparable feeling. That being said, having enough space for everyone is extremely important when it comes to choosing your new home, so make sure you know exactly what your family needs. With these thoughts in mind, you can make the best choice when it comes to adding bedrooms to your home.

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