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Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes, and whether a buyer only needs room for their bicycles or Costco size storage space, it is important to find the right layout for their custom home. Every family should have a well-designed layout to fit their needs. But how can a buyer know when they have enough space, or if they need more? Here are a couple of unique living situations, and some solutions that fit their specific needs.
The Couple Buying a Home for the First Time
For the urban couple that wants to be close to town, it might be a good idea to choose a layout for a narrow urban lot. This demographic is generally less concerned about having guests and more concerned with functionality, and lighting. With a narrow layout, a couple can have enough closet space for their possessions, and even room for working from home or children. This couple is looking for a home with a computer nook and walk-in closet near the garage entrance that makes it easy to hang up your coat and plug in your phone. Storage shouldn’t be a deal-breaker for this smart design. Car ownership isn’t always a big priority for Millennials. So they should be able to get away with a one-car garage in their custom home and they can stack stories when possible. Foundations and roofs are minimized this way, which saves the couple money.
The Family With Lots of Kids
A family with lots of kids has a specific list of priorities: abundant parking, lots of space and organization. They’ll need space for everything from backpacks in the mudroom, coats in the closet, and groceries in the pantry. The kitchen’s island/snack counter provides a natural place to hang out, and can be an important feature as a place for the family to come together and eat. For the family with lots of kids, how the rooms in the house connect is important. For instance, bringing in groceries from the garage should be easy, with the huge pantry close at hand.
The Family That Needs Guest Space
Whether the buyer is taking care of an elderly parent, is planning on finding two friends looking to share a home, or is simply looking for an extra-comfortable accommodation for guest, they probably want a layout with lots of space and rooms. Making room for an in-law or guest includes more than an extra guest room. They’ll need a spacious laundry room, pantry and more space for the bedrooms. The main priority for those that need guest space is the width and height of the house. Hallways take up quite a bit of space, but it can worth adding a couple of hallways to have the privacy of a guest bedroom at one end of the house, and the master bedroom at the other. Those that need guest space are less concerned with the sleek, dramatic design that a first time buyer would care about, and more concerned with having their guests sleep comfortably in their custom home.
The Child-free Couple
The childless couple expects outstanding details that a family with children might not care about or be able to afford. This couple probably wants added luxuries such as an adjacent bathroom or an equally great guest suite or handy home office. What’s most important for this couple is the spacious master suite. (Especially if it shows off a large shower and separate tub!) They’ll expect more expensive finishes in the home, and custom features like an open island kitchen that makes it easy to interact with friends when they come over.
When building a custom home with Mazza Building & Development, we will find a layout that fit your family’s needs. We’re dedicated to customer service, and we will create a custom home that matches your unique personality and style. If you are looking for a top rated Clarkston MI Home Builder, please call us today at (248) 625-3305 today!
source: fourplans.com, builderonline.com