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How To Choose the Right Floorplan For Your New Texas Hill Country Home

Posted by Vintage Oaks

01.17.15

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The Hill Country is one of the most desirable places to live, which is why people come from all across the world to live here. If you have made the fortunate decision to live here, it’s time to choose the right floorplan for your new Texas Hill Country home. This will depend largely on whether you want to build a custom home or choose a home-lot package.

This may seem like a difficult decision because of the variety of options—and, in some cases, all three of these options may even be offered in the same community—but budget and location help to narrow it down. Here’s what you need to know about each.

Home-lot packages

Home-lot packages present a unique opportunity to choose from a pre-designed floorplan and put your personal stamp on it. Numerous options and customizing opportunities are typically offered. At The Reserve at Vintage Oaks, home-lot packages are offered by award-winning builders Ryland Homes and David Weekley Homes. Vintage Oaks also offers home-lot packages from Century Communities in the Silver Oaks neighborhood.

A popular option for buyers who want all the prestige and amenities of Vintage Oaks, The Reserve allows buyers to own in the fastest-selling community in the Hill Country and move in quickly without the wait of custom construction.

Custom homes

Have you always envisioned an island kitchen that’s open to your living area? A large walk-in closet and a spa bath in your master? Perhaps your dream is to have a big game room where the kids can hang out and you can have your friends over for poker. Whatever you imagine can be when you build your own home in the perfect place. When that place is Vintage Oaks, you have the advantage of siting your home on the lot in a way that maximizes the stunning Hill Country views found throughout this popular masterplan.

Once you’ve decided which kind of home you want, it’s time to move forward. Here are a few tips to help you make the right floorplan choice no matter if you are choosing a home-lot package, or building a custom home. 

1. Identify your basic needs.

How many bedrooms and baths do you need. Are there any other must-haves? Do you want a one-story home, or a two-story with a first-floor master? Do you need a home office? Do you have any high-tech equipment that may require upgrade electricity or do you want eco-friendly features in your home?

2. What other things do you want in your home?

Do you want a huge gourmet kitchen? An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living? A first-floor home office? Write down everything you want so you won’t get waylaid by pretty interior designs in model homes that mask floorplan issues that won’t work for your family.

3. Take a good look at your budget

Ultimately, everything in the home from its size to the location will depend on that budget. Is your budget realistic for what you want? Are there compromises you can make? How will fixtures and finishes affect your budget?

Remember that model homes you see will typically include numerous options and upgrades that are above and beyond the price of the basic floorplan. Be sure to ask your builder for pricing of the items you want to add. If you’re working with a builder on a custom home, you’ll want to provide them with pictures of your desired materials so they can price the home accordingly.

Your builder will be able to provide you with estimates based on your square footage, your desired layout, and the materials you choose. Of course, the cost of your homesite will also need to be considered when you build a custom home.

When that homesite is located in master-planned Vintage Oaks, you’ll be able to choose from an array of available acreage homesite options in gated and non-gated neighborhoods and all enjoying the community’s unique mix of Hill Country atmosphere, resort-style amenities, and great convenience to Austin and San Antonio. 

For more information about Hill Country living, visit Vintage Oaks or click below to download the Guide to Building a Home in the Hill Country.

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