Say goodbye to formal living and dining rooms. Welcome to the open floor plan - a modern design where busy families gather together and interact with each other and their friends in a center of activity unobstructed by walls and boundaries.
It’s been likened to a book cover – the first thing to give an impression or a fashion statement. Never has the front entryway enjoyed such attention. And as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas roll around, there’s no better time to throw the spotlight on the front door.
On an upswing for a number of years, in-law suites come in all shapes and sizes - from a garage studio apartment, to a first floor master bedroom, a refinished basement, or a tiny cottage on the grounds of the primary residence. These “homes-within-the-home” are stylish accommodations for in-laws, returning children, or overnight/weekend guests.
The one-story home has slowly emerged as a trendy and attractive choice for a growing number of the American population. With no stairs to navigate in a one-story floor plan, people find several creative design options - including cozy Cape Cods, bungalows, ranches, artsy Craftsman, chic European, Mediterranean, comfortable Southern and country styles.
Why “size up” when so many are opting for a smaller footprint for their homes? With all the smart, efficient and trendy styles at a buyer’s fingertips, it’s easy to see why house plans 2500-300 square feet are attractive. Imagine the possibilities with a Ranch, Craftsman, European, Country, Victorian, Mediterranean, Traditional or Contemporary design.
Has the housing market really turned a corner that Americans are buying/building bigger? Why do home buyers want all that space? More than a desire for larger homes, the American homeowner is “sizing up” to accommodate family members or to build a “forever” residence that’s friendly to future senior living.
Described in 1991 by The New York Times as the “the enticingly titled bonus room,” the distinctly American term for an extra room can serve as a family room, play room, den, home office, guest room, or anything the homeowner desires. Here’s a look at house plans with the very popular bonus room.
Unlock the secrets to crafting the perfect Great Room, where the fusion of open design, elegant architectural details, and flexible seating arrangements converge in a harmonious living space. Discover the allure of open concepts, seamlessly connecting the heart of your home, and embrace the charm of architectural details like exposed beams, crown molding, and wainscoting. Your Great Room becomes a versatile oasis for gathering, entertaining, and relaxation. Your dream living area awaits!