On Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your New Home
One of the best ways to have a perfect home is having a concrete plan for all the things that you will do in your own house. Upon buying a new house, it is ideal to have a floor plan as early as a month before you move in.
In this plan, you can include as to where you will put your appliances, your furniture, and additional fixtures. You can also plan ahead the room designations as well as the safety plan for your house when the need arises.
To help you further, here are nine effective ways to have the right floor plan for your new home.
1.) Decide on the size of home that will suit the size of your family. If you are a normal sized family (3-5 members), maybe it’s best for you to have a bungalow or a studio-type apartment. If you have an extended family, maybe a single-detached home will do. Determining the size of your home is the basic component of drawing your floor plan.
2.) Always think of the floor plan that suits your personal style. Are you a traditional or a contemporary design fan? Make sure that your preference applies to the design of your floor plan. Think outside the box. Look for the best decorations that will be very relatable to your personal choice.
3.) Also, pick the right choice of dwelling type based on your location. There are dwelling types that are better located in the urban area while some are better for the rural area. Somehow, the location of your house can also be a vital part of creating a safety floor plan.
4.) Know that there is no such thing as perfect floor plan, so you must be mindful of knowing your priorities and what are the things you can live without. Arranging the things that are necessary to your daily life and avoiding clutter in your house through your plan is highly recommended.
5.) According to Freshome.com, when choosing a floor plan, always ensure that you are basing your decision on how the home flows and feels functional for your daily activities. Don’t get too overwhelmed by upgraded floors, countertops, or ceilings, imagine a “stripped down” house and start planning from there.
6.) It is not bad to ask for some guidance, so it’s still better to consult some interior designer and a real estate agent as well. You can also consult an architect to help you out on extensively creating your floor plan.
7.) One of the best things about being a human, trust your instincts. It is also applicable when creating a floor plan. Trust your ability to notice what’s right and what is wrong from your floor plan then work from there.
8.) Determine if you have to buy a new appliance or furniture. Through floor plan, analyze the things that you will put in your house and think if these are already existing in your current home, if not, maybe it’s time to purchase a new one to put into your new home.
9.) Lastly, of course, know your budget limit upon the execution of your floor plan. It is still better to save some bucks for the future so buy only the things that you need, whether it’s an appliance set or furniture, choose those which are inexpensive yet useful. Multi-functional furniture is also available in the market now, aside from saving up money, you’re also saving up some space in your house.
Creating an ideal home for you and your family is not that easy. But, with the proper planning, time management, and even budget management, you can still achieve the ideal house that you want. Just putting some more resourcefulness and creativity as well.
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The Top 6 Moving in Tips
Moving into a new house can be both exciting and overwhelming. Exciting because you get to move into a new environment, and start anew. Plus, you get to design your new place with new furniture and home decors. But at the same time, overwhelming because there are just so many things to do in such a small amount of time.
The trick here is to start ahead and stay organized so you can smoothly move and transition into your new home. Here are our top 6 moving in tips to avoid a move in day chaos.
1. Start Early
It’s never nice to cram, we all know that, especially when you have a lot of things to organize. Unless you’re leaving in a hurry, chances are you still have about a month to plan and organize before the big day. First, make a master list of all the things you need to accomplish by day or by week and make sure that you stick by your schedule.
2. Choose the Right Mover
If you’re moving to a farther place, it’s important that you get the right size of transportation that can fit all of your furniture as multiple trips might cause you problems and more money. If you can, you may also opt to ask some of your friends and family to help you with moving your stuff. That way you can save a little on transportation fee. Just make sure you feed them after a hard day’s work!
3. Protect your Valuables
Make sure that your valuables are safe and protected. Place them in a vault that you can properly put a security lock or code on, and if need be, ensure items that of high value. If you are moving in gadgets like your computer, make sure you back up your files in case anything happens in transit.
4. Proper Turnover Utility Services
Before the big moving day, make sure that the previous owner or your landlord has properly turned over all utility bills for gas, water, electricity, etc. You may also arrange your internet, cable, and phone services to be connected beforehand.
5. Pre-Cleaning your New Home
If you can, try to visit your new home before you move in to so you can clean your bathroom and kitchen. Stock some bath towels, and toilet paper so after your long day, you can easily clean up as well.
6. Take Photos
If you’re renting, you might want to take photos of your empty apartment before fixing up your furniture. This might come in handy in the future if you want to move out and get your deposit back.
Now that you’re all settled in, you can now enjoy your new home.
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Some House Revonation Mistakes that You Should Avoid
Renovating a house is not a piece of cake. There are a lot of things that you have to consider before doing so. Apart from setting a realistic timeline, you also have to take into account that you have an adequate budget for the renovation equipment, materials, and manpower.
To help you out, here are the top three renovation mistakes that you should avoid doing:
1.) Buying low-quality materials
As stated in the first paragraph, you have to allocate a budget for renovation. This is to make sure that you will be able to suffice the financial needs especially on buying the best quality materials for the renovation of your house. Buying low quality or too cheap raw material may cause further damage and accident, most specifically, if the material is too brittle or not sturdy.
2.) Skipping prep work
A prep work is being done as a precautionary measure in order to protect the parts that will not be renovated while home improvement is being done in a specific area. For example, you have to take time on taping off some areas like sockets and putting newspapers on the floor before painting walls. Setting up a makeshift food area is also a must if you will be renovating the kitchen. Forgetting these simple prep works may cause more trouble as paint can drizzle on the unwanted areas and may damage some of your house’s parts.
3.) Taking inaccurate measurements
It is a standard procedure that measurements should be well taken care of. Just imagine a newly renovated door that does not fit in the wall hole that is allotted for it or simply a kitchen cabinet that is not equal to the measurement of the area where it should be placed.
Improving your house means that it’s for the better. Avoid making the problems worse by keeping in mind these three house renovation mistakes.
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Featured Community: Our Properties in Cabanatuan
Just a three-hour drive from Manila, Cabanatuan City is the largest urban center in Nueva Ecija. Strategically located along the Cagayan Valley Road in Central Luzon, the city has earned the title of “Gateway to the North”. The city is popular for its unique tourist destinations like Minalungao National Park and Camp Pangatian War Memorial Shrine.
Families looking to move to Cabanatuan City are in luck. The trusted developer, Imperial Homes, has launched two affordable, yet sustainable, communities in the area – Marita Villas and Imperial Central Plains.
Marita Villas is the first solar-powered community in Cabanatuan City. It offers single attached homes equipped with a 24-hours solar solution, which will allow homeowners to save on electricity bills. There are two types of homes in Marita Villas: Alena & Danaya.
The ‘Alena’ is a two-bedroom, one toilet and bath home with a floor area of 30 square meters. The home is on a 92 square meter lot, with a price that starts at Php1.87M. The ‘Danaya’ on the other hand is a smaller, but not lesser, alternative. It is a one-bedroom, one toilet and bath home with a 28 square meter floor area on a 72 square meter lot. It is also slightly cheaper than the Alena, with a price starting at Php1.7M.
Another community to explore in Cabanatuan City is Imperial Central Plains or ICP. ICP is the ideal community for anyone looking for spectacular views of Mt. Arayat. Located in Barangay Bakod Bayan, it is near various financial and education institutions, as well as commercial and transportation centers.
Similar to Marita Villas, it also equipped with the same solar solution, and offers ‘Alena’ and ‘Danaya’ type homes on 70 square meter lots. Homes in this community start at Php1.48M.
Both Marita Villas and Imperial Central Plains were developed by Imperial Homes as part of their commitment to providing low-cost and social housing in sustainable communities.
For more information, contact Imperial Homes at +632 807 8405 or +63917 854 4932.