New Home Vs. Older Home – Which House Has the Better Floorplan?

    Are you planning on buying a home in Southern California in the coming months? If so, you will be faced with having to choose between purchasing a new home versus an older home.

    Yes, it’s true that both homes types have something to offer, but the reality is that they each offer different floorplans because they were produced in eras where the styles and needs of homebuyers where different compared to today.

    In part one, of a three-part series, we’re going to break down the differences in floorplans of new homes versus older homes and provide you with tips on how to buy the right home for your family.

    Room Sizes in New Versus Older Homes

    During the process of searching for a home for sale in Southern California, one important thing that you’re going to notice is that homes which were built between the 1960s and 1990s generally have floorplans with larger rooms.

    In homes which have been built from 2000 to 2019, you’re going to notice that room sizes are generally smaller, especially bedrooms, which can range in size from 9 x 9 to 10 x 10.

    One Big Change in Floorplans of New Homes Vs. Older Homes

    Besides the differences of room sizes in the floorplans of new homes versus resale homes, it’s also important for you to know that floorplans in older homes (built between the 1960s and 1990s) generally had a room for every major purpose.

    Some of the rooms that you can expect in an older home include a kitchen, formal dining room, formal family room, and a formal living room.

    When you look at homes which have been built during the 2000’s you’re going to notice that there’s a noticeable difference in modern floorplans. Most architects have eliminated the living room in favor of creating a “great room” that serves as the multi-purpose space for family gatherings, watching TV, and hanging out.

    Newer homes also have open concept floorplans with kitchens that open into the great room so that whoever is cooking or preparing food in the kitchen can be a part of the activity that’s happening in the great room.

    Contact the Fred Sed Group

    To learn more about the differences in floorplans of new homes versus older homes, or to view homes for sale in Southern California, contact the Fred Sed Group by calling us at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us online through our website.

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