Get a Holistic view
When considering a major remodel or new build home, it is important to step back and look more holistically at your lifestyle and the entire confines of your home, beyond the four walls of each room to evaluate where you most often gravitate to and why.
To begin, take an inventory of your routines and habits, as well as how each room is used or not. What’s the first thing you do when you walk through the doors after a hard day at work? How do you and the kids utilize each space? Do you need dedicated social spaces, additional sleeping areas, storage, or outdoor spaces? Is there anything you'd want to change and why? Are there rooms that act more like a corridor due to their placement? Jot these down.