By Apolline Ferdinand. Floor Plan. Published at Friday, February 02nd, 2018 - 13:12:09 PM.
Modern farmhouse design is a combination of traditional American farmhouse design and minimalistic contemporary style architecture. This house design reflects the needs of contemporary living by giving diverse inside spaces. Ground floor plan is divided in few different zones. Left wing accommodates main living area of open plan kitchen, living room and double story dining area. On the right wing, in the private zone there is master bedroom with large bathroom and open closet. It is situated parallel to the living room to catch the best views of open lot. Between two house wings on the ground floor there is a room suitable for home office or den. All main ground floor spaces are connected to the open outside porch to influence broader outside activities. On the second floor there are two large bedrooms and a bathroom. Open studio space could be used as a home library/hobby room or by adding partition walls there could be fourth bedroom of the house. Second floor also has a balcony which allows to enjoy open lot views from above.
Floor plans used to be called “blueprints.” They came in a roll and included all of the details required to build (or change) a home. Today, they still contain “building instructions” in the form of multiple pages of drawings, but most house plan are delivered as digital files and can be viewed on a screen or printed out onto regular paper for review, to get bids, or to submit for permits.
Many of us dream of building a new home or changing an existing house to make it truly “ours.” With a bit of practice the secret language of architectural plans will become clear and the surprises that sometimes come from misunderstanding plans will be replaced by the joy of seeing a personal, imagined experience become real. When reviewing prospective contractors' reference projects, ask if you can review the plans and see how the space compares. Carry a tape measure and note the dimensions of rooms that “work” and those that feel wrong. Pay attention to the placement of windows for light and views. It is fun and a with a little practice you will be able to “read” a floor plan like a pro.
The family usually enters the house through or near the garage, so why not include a "drop-zone" for weather gear and a recharging station for cell phones as part of a mud room. It could also include space for the washer and dryer.
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