What makes a home’s design “smarter?” Sensible room arrangements? Efficient use of space? Thoughtful traffic patterns? Certainly, these are all characteristics of better quality home plans, but there is much more to consider when it comes to a more intelligent, intuitive design.
Smarter home designs also have the capability to flex and expand as our needs change over time. They allow us our choice of private retreats or interactive areas. They accommodate our ever-growing accumulation of “things” with effective storage space. In addition, they live larger than their actual square footage, by expanding living space to the outside.
The country design and layout of House Plan 59040 brings back memories of days gone by and of places we feel comfortable. Chatting by the warmth of the fireplace in the winter…enjoying spending time with your family year round, make this a most inviting home. A charming arrangement of rooms places the bedrooms on the left and living space on the right with a full bathroom shared by all. This modest plan will fill many families’ needs.
Beyond the floor plan, a “smarter” design resides in the eye of the beholder. As you consider various home plans, give thought to your lifestyle and how a design should accommodate your needs and wants. Do you prefer the master suite to be secluded on the main floor, or upstairs near secondary bedrooms? Do you entertain formally, or casually? Do you want an open floor plan, or one that allows more private living spaces? One level, or two? The list can go on, but in short, a smarter design is one that will live in harmony with you, day after day, for years to come.
A popular style in this smarter home category is the beautiful bungalow. Real beauty is versatile, fluid, and often sensible- all the characteristics of four season vacation home design. House Plan 65015: The main-floor family room with fireplace and soaring cathedral ceiling shares its wide open atmosphere with an eat in kitchen. From the upstairs loft we have an open, airy view down into the family room. A large main floor bedroom with walk in closet utilizes an adjacent full bath. With two bedrooms on the second floor (or one super sized bedroom), plus master bath, there’s enough comfort to go around. Across the open mezzanine, a snug sitting room warms up with a fireplace. And, the full basement houses a private three-room apartment that nearly mirrors the first level.