By Daphne Nathanael. Floor Plan. Published at Sunday, February 04th, 2018 - 13:47:59 PM.
A little preparation can go a long way toward evaluating floor plans. Start by creating a list of common and high-importance events and experiences. These might include: Walking in the front door for the first time. Lying in bed at night or waking up in the morning, getting dressed and ready for your day or to go out at night, preparing food daily and with friends, doing laundry and other chores, hanging out with the family reading, playing games, watching TV, entertaining a small group, throwing a big party.
From the front door go to the kitchen, living room or great room and then to the bedrooms. Imagine opening all the doors on the plan. Is there a graceful easy, and efficient flow between rooms and spaces? Below is a good example -- the circulation has no dead-end spaces. Furniture on the plan helps give scale to each space. Amenities are important but if the traffic flow is awkward the house will not live comfortably. Think about how the kitchen connects to the dining room or family room, where most people live.
This one-story, two bedroom home was originally designed for a walkout lot, so it included a plan for a finishes basement that has 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath and a large family room. The vaulted ceilings throughout the main body of the house make it feel larger than its compact footprint. Even though small, the home still features a generous mud room off the kitchen and a main level laundry which can also be built as an office/crib room off of the master bedroom when the laundry is located in the mud room. A row of transom lights at the high point of the roof bring in daylight that filters through to the bedroom via a translucent plastic transom at the tall side of the bedroom walls.
This modern vacation home was designed for a smaller second home purpose, making the most of a small house footprint. House character is expressed in continuing connection of interior and exterior spaces. Spacious kitchen and great room were designed as one continuing space in an open floor plan. Main living area has a higher ceiling which increases the volume of the space. Window positioning allows to capture views in a different direction bringing continuing sun light in the house. The master bedroom is located separately from the living area allowing privacy and comfort. The master suite is also opens to the porch giving opportunities for outside activities. Second bedroom could be used as Dan, Hobby Room, etc. allowing guests to stay overnight. One of the main tasks of this tiny house was to have as much storage as possible which brings the ideas of pushed in closet and the living room shelf-wall. House layout has a great flexibility options and room areas could be extended to have more space if necessary. Variation of exterior cladding gives you a choice of house’s exterior appearance according to your own taste. Few exterior options are showcased using Natural Wood, Vinyl and Brick Veneer Siding. Interior design in this case show what possibilities home has from inside. This is only suggestion of how house could look from inside and we believe that everyone will design their own interior space according to their specific living taste.
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