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The primary advantages of this type of layout is that of its relative privacy and sound-deadening benefits that such a physical room arrangement can provide. The downside to this floorplan layout can be that it is sometimes a little more difficult to implement in home design, especially on narrow lots, since certain floorplan spaces and features only lend themselves to positioning in a relatively small number of locations in home.
For example, a foyer is normally located off front of house…the great room is usually (though not always) positioned in rear center of house to provide views of property….the additional bedrooms are usually located in close-
The combination of all these type items increase complexity of developing a solid split-floorplan house plan design that meet all of livability features of today’s home buyer. Regardless of these type items, split-floorplan layout continues to enjoy exceeding popularity with today’s group of stock homeplan purchasers.
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