What are the most popular new home floorplan features? - Part II

Written by Mark Mathis

#3: Split-Floorplan Layout – There are two basic types of floorplan layouts, which are primarily differentiated through their inherent treatment ofrepparttar master bedrooms suite vs. other bedrooms vs. public space (i.e. great room, den, kitchen, etc.).

The first type of floorplan layout is a traditional layout wherebyrepparttar 145190 master bedroom/suite is usually located onrepparttar 145191 same side ofrepparttar 145192 house asrepparttar 145193 other bedrooms. The logical grouping ofrepparttar 145194 home’s bedroom spaces, within a relatively- contiguous location inrepparttar 145195 floorplan, lends itself to several different design styles of homes, and may be an alternative for particular groups of home-owners, including families with infants / small children and/or retired couples with little need for multiple bedrooms, who utilizerepparttar 145196 extra space as a small home office which is conveniently located.

Bothrepparttar 145197 primary advantage and disadvantage of this type of layout relate torepparttar 145198 location ofrepparttar 145199 master bedroom vs. other bedrooms. For example, if you prefer more privacy inrepparttar 145200 master suite OR you have teenage/college children inrepparttar 145201 house OR “name your specific condition here…”,repparttar 145202 traditional floorplan layout would probably not berepparttar 145203 best choice for you.

Alternatively,repparttar 145204 split-floorplan layout addressesrepparttar 145205 shortcomings ofrepparttar 145206 traditional layout by physically separatingrepparttar 145207 master suite fromrepparttar 145208 other bedrooms, and many times, fromrepparttar 145209 more highly-trafficked public areas such as repparttar 145210 kitchen, great room, and eating area. It is this feature that has maderepparttar 145211 split- floorplan layout increasingly popular with today’s home buyers.

What are the most popular new home floorplan features? - Part I

Written by Mark Mathis

One ofrepparttar most popular questions that people ask when searching for that “perfect” house plan is “What are (currently)repparttar 145189 most requested floorplan / home features that people are looking for”?

This particular question is one that is quite difficult to answer, in absolute terms, since each person/family can be in a completely different stage of life (senior vs. younger, families vs. individuals, etc), can have different livability needs, and can have incredibly diverse tastes in home style, building materials, etc.

As such, I’ll try to provide you with several general trends, as they are, for today’s current crop of stock house plan.

#1: Livability – The first key feature is that of Livability. Today’s home buyer/builder wants a homeplan that fitsrepparttar 145190 way that they conduct their daily lives. For many younger families, that can mean a re-purposing of a formal dining room into a children’s play area or much-needed home office.

Another livability enhancement might be that of incorporating an open floorplan layout that better facilitatesrepparttar 145191 interaction and close relative proximity ofrepparttar 145192 family unit. Large amounts of storage space and large walk-in closets are also a feature that most home buyers are looking for in their next house.

#2: Floorplan Flexibility – Many ofrepparttar 145193 more progressive stock plan design firms have realizedrepparttar 145194 inherent need of floor plan flexibility, and have met those needs by including a number of multi-use type spaces in their floorplans, including flex-spaces and bonus rooms.

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