When it comes to choosing the perfect home, every family has different priorities. But for multi-generational families in particular, a home's layout is very important. In addition to having an adequate amount of square footage, a larger family will need to choose their layout carefully to ensure there's enough space for everyone. So, if you have a large family, here are a few models that offer some great main floor features.
Larger Common Areas
Featuring 2,109 square feet, The Triton's main level features a spacious great room and dining nook - guaranteeing you'll always have enough room for the whole family. The open concept of the kitchen, nook and main living area means you'll be able to seamlessly bring food from kitchen to table while entertaining a few (or many) guests at once.
The half bath and mud room on this floor are also easily accessible, with the mud room being ideal for busy families wanting to keep clothes, bags and other personal belongings organized.
This home also has main floor laundry, making it easier for all family members to utilize the space. Members occupying the upper floor, optional finished basement or even the main floor flex room can access this common area without having to cart several loads of laundry throughout the home.
The 1,118 square foot Orlando is main floor living at it’s finest - especially because it’s a bungalow! This model includes many divided spaces, which are crucial if you're looking to give yourself and other family members their privacy.
For example, the Orlando's expansive foyer and great room lead you into the kitchen and nook area, adjacent to this home's three bedrooms. Despite it's bungalow style, this home is a great choice for families looking to keep members on the main floor. A three-piece bathroom is readily accessible from the two secondary rooms and the main master bedroom comes equipped with a gorgeous three-piece ensuite and linen closet. This not only guarantees enough space for children and/or parents, but for overnight guests too.
The Thomas sits at over 2500 square feet and has an optional double door entry to a large flex room which can easily be attached directly to the main floor half bath. The option for added privacy in this main floor room makes it ideal for an older parent or busy student.
This model also boasts a large living and dining area, open to the rest of the main floor. With plenty of additional space on the upper level (including the master suite and bonus room), this optional main floor bedroom is sure to allow for privacy and easy accessibility at the same time.
When it comes to main floor living options, there are a few other things you may want to think about for your family.
- Accommodating Kitchens - While you're thinking about the layout of the home, you'll also want to consider practicality. Since the kitchen is typically a gathering place for family, you'll want plenty of room to move around as well as counter space. You can even ask your builder about adding an additional spice kitchen or larger pantry to simplify meal prep and storage.
- Full Main Floor Baths - If you're housing someone on the main floor, you're going to want a full bathroom instead of a half bath as an added advantage. Including a door from the main floor bedroom as well as the main living space also ensures accessibility for everyone while adding an ensuite-like feel.
Now that you have a few ideas as to what you may want to look for regarding your new home's main level, you can better determine what's best for you. A good builder will be happy to accommodate you and your family's unique needs and lifestyle.