Choosing the Right Size Home for your Family


The larger the family, the larger the home needed, right? But what if a smaller family likes to entertain long-term guests? The point is, it’s not just about how many people live in a home; it’s also about how they use it.

Finding the Perfect Size

When choosing square footage, the home should be large enough for all occupants to have some personal space. Keep in mind that extra square footage affects utility bills and overall maintenance requirements, so factor those costs into your budget when opting for that extra room for storage or gym equipment.

Floor Plans

Not long ago, buyers wanted special-function rooms, such as those for formal living and dining. Now, buyers are trending toward large, open rooms with the flexibility to allow for multi-purpose use.

This means big kitchens with a large counter for eating meals and snacks, as well as for food preparation, doing homework, even playing cards or board games. Instead of a formal living room and den, there is one great room where everything happens. Family members can watch TV, entertain guests and find a nook to read a book – all at the same time. Life has become more casual, and floor plans now reflect that.

Some homebuyers opt for theme rooms to enjoy their hobbies, such as watching movies in a home theater, playing music, relaxing in a man cave or giving the kids a designated playroom.


When purchasing a home, it is important to consider both your interests and your stage of life to make sure the home fits your lifestyle. If you are a young married couple, you may need a home that can accommodate future children – and their expanding needs. Perhaps you don’t intend to have children but do a lot of entertaining for business and pleasure. You will likely want a different layout. Empty nesters often take the opportunity to downsize, but some will still want a house big enough to accommodate returning children and grandchildren.

Models and Floor Plans at Landmark 24 Communities

The experienced developers of Landmark 24 Home communities understand homebuyers’ unique needs offer communities with a large variety of home models and floor plans in Georgia and South Carolina.