With a soft market, floor plans have to be more intelligent and savvy. Open floor plans, flex space, and home offices will dominate design for 2007. Two story foyers are replaced with standard nine foot ceilings enlarged by transom glass windows. First floor master suites and mud rooms / utility rooms are also popular in 2007 floor design.
Incorporating interviews from builders across the nation, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has created a top 10 list of essential elements for today’s home plans. These are not just simple home design trends, but enduring floor plan elements that will accomodate homeowners with discerning tastes and potentially increase a home’s resale value!
Identifying ten of the most important residential design trends, this article provides helpful information to builders who are trying to meet the home plan needs of their clients. Families who are searching for a new house plan can also find floor plan elements essential to their needs.
If you’re looking for a new home design but you’re not sure what your dream home plan style is, this comprehensive article on residential architecture and home design influences will help you define a multitude of architectural styles.
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As the American family changes and grows, their house plan needs also change. This article from BobVila.com discusses how to adapt floor plan spaces so that your home design better accomodates your family’s lifestyle and unique needs.