Size Matters: What size home is right for you


A home that’s too big cost more through higher energy, taxes, insurance, maintenance not to mention a payment that’s too big. A home that’s too small can create a stressful, cramped living situation and could lead to a fast trip of putting it up for sale and building another one. When weighing it out start with the realities:

  • Budget – Have a sit down with your lender. Go over your monthly income vs your monthly obligations and come up with a sensible budget that doesn’t have you staying home every Friday night.
  • What do you need vs what do you want. Sort these things out. Prioritize!

Questions to ask yourself:

  • How many people will be living in the home? Are your children older or younger?
  • Do you entertain a lot?
  • How much do you use your kitchen? Do you have conversation with others while working in the kitchen?
  • Do you spend your time in the bedroom or in the common living areas?
  • Do you spend a lot of time in outdoor living areas? Porches? Patios? Decks?
  • How much storage do you need?

Once you have looked at the realities and combined that with your answers to the questions above you are ready to sit down with your new home builder and start choosing the size and design of your new home

Added insight:
Keep in mind that how spacious a new home feels is not all about the living area square footage. Higher ceilings or vaults can give you the feel of a much more spacious and large home at a fraction of the cost of living area square footage.

Browse our floorplans

Winchester D 1.5.14
The Winchester
2103-2399 sq. ft.
4 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Primrose
2038-2436 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Harrison
1857 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Kensington
1846 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Whitmore II
1800 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Whitmore
1601 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Rosewood
1586-1918 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath
Optional 4th bedroom

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The Briana
1392-1468 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Ashwood
1347-1398 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Bernhardt
1340-1357 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Vermont
1299-1324 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath
Jack & Jill Bath

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The Durham
1277-1405 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Beaumont
1248-1349 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Chadwick
1231-1279 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Richmond
1228 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Cambridge
1215 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Savannah
1205 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Berkshire
1201-1289 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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The Augustine
1173-1313 sq. ft.
3 bedroom, 2 bath

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CMS Homes LLC is a new home builder specializing in New Homes for sale in Troy MO and New Homes for sale in Lincoln County MO. You are sure to find your special new home in on of our 8 new home subdivisions in Troy MO. and Lincoln County MO. We also can help you buy a new home with no money down or help you with a custom home built on your lot.
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*New home prices and interest rates are subject to change without notice. Advertised square footage may slightly vary as built. New homes pictured may not be available at the lowest advertised price. Advertised monthly payments are based on principal and interest assuming a fixed 30 year term with no money down. Other fees such as taxes, homeowner’s insurance and HOA fees are not included and will result in a greater actual monthly payment amount. 100% financing available through USDA, eligibility requirements do apply. 3D floor plans, interior rendering images and exterior rendering images are intended for illustration purpose only to give you a basic idea of the home layout. Many items shown are not expressed or implied to be included in the base price of any home. This includes but is not limited to cabinetry layout configuration, cabinet trim and accessories,counter tops, flooring, fixtures, equipment, appliances, lighting, colors, interior furnishings, exterior trees, shrubs, driveways, sidewalks, size of lawn and landscaping. Please contact CMS Homes for a specific list of items included and standard features.
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