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5 Decisions to Help Decide Which Floor Plan is Right for You

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Deciding to retire to a new home here at the Village of Citrus Hills is one of the best decisions a person can make. But that decision is also going to lead to some additional choices. One of the most significant follow-up decisions that you are going to have to make is choosing which floor plan is the perfect fit for your family.

There are an incredible number of options, and all of them come with popular features like open floor plans, spacious lanais, and stunning master suites. However, there is a subtle difference between each selection that can really improve the quality of your life here at the Villages of Citrus Hills.

To help you find the perfect floor plan for your Florida lifestyle, we have put together five simple decisions that will help you identify exactly which option is right for you.

Do You Want to Mess with Maintenance?

One of the biggest differences between the floor plans here at the Villages of Citrus Hills is that some options include exterior maintenance and others leave that work to the new homeowners.

If you don’t enjoy yard work, you will love the freedom that comes with our Care-Free Home. Residents in these properties never have to worry about any exterior maintenance on their properties, so they can spend more of their free time enjoying our activities and events.

How Many Bedrooms Do You Really Need?

The most obvious difference between many of the floor plan options is the number of bedrooms. Having extra bedrooms can be great if you need space for hosting guests or setting up your own craft room, but too much space will end up being more hassle than it's worth in the long run, so be careful not to go overboard.

Some of our nicer floor plans include entire guest suites, which could be a great choice if you plan on having friends and family visit on a regular basis.

Do You Need a Separate Dining Space?

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Another feature that often ends up as wasted space is having a separate dining room. Our floor plans have a number of different dining room layouts, and some are more isolated than others.If you expect to have formal meals, this could be a nice feature. However, if you are the type of family that prefers to eat in the kitchen or in front of the TV, a separate formal dining room probably isn't necessary.

 

How Will You Use Your Kitchen?

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The kitchen is another area of the home that varies quite a bit between floor plans. While all of the floor plans are going to have an open kitchen, the look and feel of those kitchens are quite different.

People who spend a lot of time cooking in their kitchens are going to require a lot more than people who just use the kitchen for the refrigerator and the microwave, so make sure that the kitchen in the floor plan you choose is going to fit your lifestyle. 

 

How Much Outdoor Space Do You Want?

All of the floor plans here at the Villages of Citrus Hills come with a fabulous outdoor space. But the size of those spaces can vary pretty dramatically depending on the specific floor plan you are looking at. Residents who expect to spend a large portion of their time outside often gravitate towards the floor plans with larger lanais.

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No matter what floor plan you choose to go with here at the Villages of Citrus Hills, you are almost certainly going to be impressed with the end result. However, finding the perfect floor plan for your family could be the difference between a good retirement and a great one. Choose wisely!

Home Walkthrough: The Amherst

One of the most common themes among many of the active adults looking to spend their retirement at the Villages of Citrus Hills is that they are looking to downsize into a home that requires as little maintenance as possible.  

After spending most of their lives living in bigger homes to accommodate their growing families, many of our residents prefer their retirement housing to be as simple as possible.  

Out of the 19 floor plans available here at the Villages of Citrus Hills, The Amherst is designed for those who are seeking simplicity. It packs a lot of popular features into 1,666 square feet of living space. Add in the two-car garage and back yard lanai and this floor plan has 2,500 total square feet.  

On top of being minimal in the square footage department, The Amherst is also one of our Care-Free Homes, which means that you won’t ever have to worry about any exterior maintenance. Everything from mowing the lawn to painting the outside will be handled for you for as long as you choose to live here.  

Let’s take a walk through this simple home and see how it’s laid out! 

Entering The Amherst

Standing in front of The Amherst, the two-story entryway is right in the middle of the house, with a large window placed right above the front door. On one side of the front door is the two-car garage. The other side of the house is a large window that looks out from the second bedroom.  

As you pass through the entryway and into the home, you will find yourself standing in the foyer with the guest bedroom and guest bathroom off to one side of the house. Continuing straight back will take you right into the great room that makes up the heart of the home.  

There is also an owner’s entrance through the two-car garage that passes through the laundry room and into the great room right next to the foyer entrance.  

The Heart of the Amherst 

Standing in the great room, the open floor plan of The Amherst allows you to see right into all of the other common rooms.  

On the same side of the home as the guest bedroom and guest bathroom, the kitchen area takes up the middle of the floor plan, and there is a small breakfast nook tucked at the back of the house. The kitchen includes an L-shape of cabinets against the back wall that contains the refrigerator and stove, while the sink is located in the island overlooking the great room.

On the opposite side of the great room is a set of French doors that leads into a private study area. There is also a large lanai off the back of the house that can be accessed from the back of the great room, or observed through the large window behind the breakfast nook.  

The Amherst Master Suite 

Like many of the floor plans here at the Villages of Citrus Hills, you will find access to the master suite located at the very back of the great room on the side opposite the kitchen. The door leads right into the master bedroom, which includes a large window looking out the back of the house from just past the end of the lanai.  

From the master bedroom, we can turn towards the front of the home and continue down a short hallway that is flanked by two walk-in closets on our way into the master bathroom. Like everything in The Amherst, the master bathroom is straightforward, yet elegant, with a standing shower and his and her sinks.  

This is the ultimate escape for anyone looking to downsize into a home that has all of the features that they need, without overdoing it on all of the extra options. If that is the kind of home you are looking for, this is definitely the place to start your search here at the Villages of Citrus Hills.