The Blueprint to Your Perfect Home Begins with 9 Questions

A blueprint is far more than just a house plan. It helps you to create a home that sets the stage for a beautiful future. That means building a place that makes it possible for you to do what you love easily, whether that’s entertaining guests, pursuing creative endeavors, or just relaxing with your family by the fireplace. That’s why it’s important to review your wants and needs before examining a blueprint.

Here are nine questions to consider when buying a home:

  1. Value privacy?

    Do you value solitude, or are you energized by having people around all of the time? Do you need a little of both? Look carefully at how rooms are placed. If you’re an extrovert and thrive on activity, an open floor plan might be perfect. However, if you need more private time, look for a floor plan that will allow you room to retreat.

  2. Have kids and pets?

    Will they be a part of your life in the future? Make sure there’s space for everyone with places where they can play and romp without stress for anyone. For example, a spacious backyard is a great place for recreational fun for the whole family!

  3. Love entertaining?

    Where do guests typically gather? Make sure there’s space with larger living rooms, kitchens, patios, and decks. Consider floor plans with wide foyers welcoming guests to spacious great rooms and dining rooms where they can immediately relax. Of course, overnight guests appreciate spare bedrooms more than couches!

  4. Adore relaxation?

    How do you unwind? Plan for rooms that are conducive to lazy days – think fireplaces and spa-like bathrooms. With these spots, your favorite get-away places can be right in your own home!

  5. Enjoy hobbies, crafts or creating art?

    Inspire creativity with the right space, light, and design. Make sure there’s room to showcase your work, passions and hobbies. Flaunt your personality through your home!

  6. Work from home or plan to?

    Set aside functional office space with the outlets you’ll need for computers, modems, and telephones, as well as plenty of shelves and storage.

  7. Live for the outdoors?

    What do you enjoy doing? Swimming? Grilling? Stargazing? Make sure you have space for these activities and more with gardens and outdoor entertainment areas, and don’t forget to consider a neighborhood with pools, tennis courts and golf.

  8. Work out often?

    Do you like staying fit? For someone who likes to workout, it can be challenging to set aside time for going to the gym. That’s why you might want to consider an at-home gym or a community with its own health club.

  9. Have physical limitations?

    Make sure everything is on one floor and easy for you to access – from doors and entryways to bathtubs and showers to counters and cupboards. Even if you don’t have any now, keep in mind that you might have limitations as you age.

A home is an investment in the quality of the rest of your life; make sure it always reflects your lifestyle.

Eager to begin creating the floor plan of your dreams? Go to Toll Brothers’ Design Your Own Home to get started today!

This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. Madonna Plescia

    My husband and I have recently moved to the San Diego area. We are looking for a one level Toll brothers home. We have looked at the current Toll projects in San Diego. Anything else on the horizon ?

  2. Sheva

    Are you all considering building homes in the Gainesville, FL area in the near future? Because in two years I will be retiring and moving to Gainesville. I love your homes, and I’m not really thrilled with the builders there, but I’m moving near my grandchildren.

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello, thank you for your comment. We currently do not have plans to build in the Gainesville area, but we have beautiful communities in the greater Orlando area, including Casabella at Windermere and Fontana Estates. Please visit for a complete list of all of our Florida communities.

  3. Kristin

    Hi. Where is the location for the future development in north Houston? Also, do you have any floor plans or pricing available yet? We are looking to move to Houston in the next year or two. Thanks!

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Kristin, thank you for your comment. The Toll Brothers community anticipated to open in Fall 2014 is Woodson’s Reserve, located on Ridley Fuzzell Road in Spring, Texas. For more information on this community, please visit and sign up for our VIP list to get advance announcements as soon as information is released.

  4. Patricia

    Hi, I was wondering if you have any Toll Brothers townhouses available in the New Jersey area. I live in Hamilton, NJ and think your homes are beautiful and perfect for us.

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Kathryn, thank you for your comment. Toll Brothers does not currently have any plans to build in King of Prussia, but we do have several other communities close by, including the Preserve at Worcester, which is approximately 20 minutes away. To see a complete list of communities that are near the King of Prussia area, please visit our website –

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Sylvia, thank you for your comment. Toll Brothers currently has three communities open for sale in Montgomery County, Maryland including Trotters Glen, Shady Grove Crossing, and Olney Estates. We will also be building a luxury condominium community in Bethesda, Maryland called Hampden Row that will be opening for sale in late 2014. For more information on our communities in Montgomery County, please visit the Toll Brothers website –,
      or talk to one of our Maryland Online Sales Concierges Lyndsey Comment or Amy Boyle at
      (855) 298-0316.

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Jackie, thank you for your comment. We are excited about many of our new Toll Brothers Active Living communities in New Jersey. We will have one coming soon to Holmdel, but we are still working through the approval process. More information will be available in a few weeks. If you would like to register for the VIP list for the new community in Holmdel, please send us your contact information so we can keep you up to date as more information becomes available. In the meantime, please view our other New Jersey communities on our website –

  5. John Genovese

    My wife and I are very interested in affordable 55+ housing in Holmdel, NJ. We will probably be selling our house in the Spring, so if you could keep us in the loop that would be great. Thank you.

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello John, thank you for your comment. We are currently working through the approval process for an Active Living community in Holmdel, NJ. The community is not listed on our website yet, but we will add your email address to the VIP list so you can receive updates as they become available. You can also search for other NJ communities on our website –, and add your email address to our VIP list by filling out the short contact form at the top right side of the page.

        1. Toll Brothers

          Hello Janice, thank you for your comment. We are currently working through the approval process in Holmdel, NJ, but more information should be coming soon. We can sign you up on our VIP list to receive email updates as they become available. In the meantime, please check out our other NJ communities on our website –

  6. Debbie

    I live in New Jersey and love your community in Tinton Falls, but I wish they started in the $400,000 like your new development in Freehold. I’m hoping that your new development in Holmdel, NJ will be reasonably priced. We love your homes and communities. Please keep me posted.

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Debbie, thank you for your comment. We passed your message along to our local team in NJ, and they have added you to the VIP list for our new Toll Brothers community in Holmdel, NJ. You will receive email updates about the community as soon as they become available. In the meantime, if you would like to check out our other NJ communities, please visit our website –

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Bob, thank you for your comment. At this time there is no information available about future communities in that area, but we have passed your message along to our Maryland Online Sales Team and they will be reaching out to you directly. In the meantime, please visit our website to learn more about our Maryland communities –

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello, thank you for your comment – we love our Toll Brothers fans! We will be opening Cantera at Gale Ranch in San Ramon, CA in Spring 2015. Cantera at Gale Ranch will feature luxury townhomes offering low-maintenance lifestyle, attached 2-car garages, exclusive community pool, and will be centrally located within the master-planned community of Gale Ranch! For more details on this community, please visit our website –

  7. Robin Smulofsky

    I live in Marlboro, NJ and am looking to possibly move within 2 years. Is there going to be a new 55 and over community on Route 33 in the Millstone/Marlboro, NJ area or beach area locations. I’m looking for a one-story, 3 bedroom home.

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Robin, Toll Brothers has three communities closet to your desired area in New Jersey that are currently open for sale – Regency at Monroe, Enclave at Freehold, Regency at Trotters Pointe. For more information on these communities, please visit our website – We are opening a new community in Holmdel (Regency at Holmdel) by next fall that will consist of 185 active adult carriage homes that may also be of interest. As we are always working on acquiring new land in the area, please feel free to check back to our website periodically for an update on our future communities. We hope to welcome you as a Toll Brothers homeowner soon!

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hi Randy, thank you for your comment! Regency at Damonte in Reno, Nevada is an age qualified, all single-level, private community opening in Spring 2015. To receive the most up-to-date information about this community, please register as a VIP on our website – Toll Brothers has several other single-story homes available in the Reno, Nevada area. To learn more about the communities where these homes are offered, please visit our website –

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Larry, thank you for your comment and interest in Toll Brothers! We currently do not have any plans to build a Regency neighborhood in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, Toll Brothers is always looking for opportunities to build an age-qualified community in the area, so please continue to check our website for updates –

  8. Fran

    Do you have floorplans available for the Regency community being constructed in Flanders, New Jersey? When do you anticipate that the models will be available for viewing? Thanks much…

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Fran, thank you for your comment and interest in Toll Brothers! We anticipate Regency at Flanders being open before the end of the year and will have models available for viewing at that time. If you become a VIP you will receive the latest information sent directly to your email inbox. Register as a VIP via this link: Another way to find out information is by calling our New Jersey Online Concierge team at 844-834-5263,

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Ann, thank you for your comment and interest in Toll Brothers! We are excited you are interested in our Arundel Forest community. You can reach out to our Maryland Online Concierge team and they can provide detailed information about the Carriage Collection at Arundel Forest. Their contact number is 855-298-0316, or

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hello Demetrius, thank you for your comment and interest in Toll Brothers! We have three communities located near Stamford and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Enclave at Rye Brook is located near Stamford, Shelton Cove is located near Bridgeport, and River Ridge at Wilton is located in between Stamford and Bridgeport. To learn more, and to see a list of all of our communities, please visit our website:

    1. Toll Brothers

      Hi Wendy, thank you for your comment and interest in Toll Brothers! We are aiming to have price range estimate available by January 2016 and a pre-sale event in February 2016. Be sure to sign up at to receive more information. In order to better help you with your questions, please contact our Nevada Online Concierge team at 844-836-5263, or Thanks again for your comment!

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