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March 20, 2024

How To Choose The Best Floorplan For Your Lifestyle

If you’ve decided to build a new home, you’ve made a great decision. During this exciting time, you get to choose the right floor plan for you. Choosing a floor plan depends on many factors, including how you use your home and how it fits with your lifestyle. From where rooms are located in relation to each other, to their size and shape, every part of your home affects your living experience. That is why it’s important to know what you really want. Let’s discuss how to choose the best floor plan!

Choosing the Best Floor Plan for You!

When you look at a floor plan, you see an aerial view of the layout of a home, broken out by different floors. You’ll see the rooms, doors, and closets, as well as how rooms are laid out and how you will move between them. 

A good floor plan should allow you to better understand what kind of home might meet your wants and needs. Imagine yourself living in the space. Are there enough windows? How many stairs are you comfortable with? Is the dining area large enough? Is there room for guests to stay over? Pay attention to the room dimensions… will your furniture fit? 

Our floor plans help you imagine what your ideal home might feel like… and what preferred features you want depending on what stage of life you are in. 

  • Do you work from home and need an office? 
  • Would you prefer to live all on one level? 
  • Do you want the kids to have a rec room? 

Consider These Floor Plans For Your Next Home

Every family has their own style, so finding a floor plan that meets your needs is essential. 

Single-Level Ranch-Style

Single-level ranch floor plans are a great choice for all types of families. They feature wide-open interiors and all of the main living spaces and bedrooms on one floor. They are available in our communities in the Savannah area! 

  • The Laurel features three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The kitchen area features a kitchen island and a breakfast room that leads to a spacious covered porch. You can also choose an optional door to the porch from the owner’s suite. 
  • The Liberty features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The main living area is open and spacious with a well-equipped kitchen that features a large center island. The owner’s suite is set at the rear of the layout and features an owner’s bath with twin sinks, a private water closet, and a large walk-in closet. 
  • The Wassaw has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The kitchen provides ample storage with its enclosed design including easy access to the laundry room for true convenience. The owner’s suite is perfectly tucked in the corner giving a unique shape and allowing for a large walk-in closet. 

Traditional Two-Story Options

  • The Sherwood includes four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The owner’s suite is on the first floor with easy access to the spacious kitchen featuring an island. The other bedrooms are nestled on the second floor with a loft. 
  • The Hatteras Signature is ideal for a growing family, offering four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. This plan features a downstairs owner suite with a large walk-in closet with an option to have a door to the laundry room. The second floor has three bedrooms and a loft.
  • The Hilton features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a two-car garage. This two-story plan offers several optional upgrades including a sunroom, a drop zone off the garage, a fourth bathroom or an expanded owner's suite with a sitting area, and his and hers walk-in closets, just to name a few. 

5 Bedroom Plans

  • The Greybeard is family-friendly with five bedrooms (or four with a loft) and two and a half bathrooms. It includes a flex room that can be used as a formal dining area, a den, a playroom or a media room, depending on your needs. The owner’s suite has an enormous walk-in closet and a large garden tub.
  • The Kingston includes five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 3,321 square feet of living space. It’s ideal for large families or combined families. The kitchen features a bar with additional high-top seating and the first-floor owner’s suite offers a huge 100-square-foot walk-in closet.
  • The Nantucket has something for everyone, with 2,891 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, and three full bathrooms. The formal dining room, second-floor loft/media room, and first-floor guest suite are just a few major highlights of this extraordinarily flexible floor plan. 


Townhome floor plans can feature a variety of architectural styles, layouts, and square footage. These homes usually feature high ceilings and open living spaces. From young professionals just starting out to a couple looking to right-size or anything in between, our modern townhome plans are versatile enough for everyone. 

  • The New Haven Town A and the New Haven Town B are both great options. They have three or four bedrooms, an owner’s suite on the main floor, two and a half bathrooms, and a one-car garage. From a spacious great room and kitchen to a large owner suite with a walk-in closet, these plans offer all you need.

Contact Ernest Homes Today!

With Ernest Homes, the possibilities are endless for you to find and personalize your ideal floor plan. Keep some of the questions above in mind and answer them honestly to ensure you choose the right floor plan for your lifestyle now and into the future. 

Get started now by browsing through our communities and floor plans. If you have questions, we’re more than happy to provide guidance or suggestions, contact our team today!


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