Whether you’re looking for a small home plan or a luxury dream house plan the line between work and home life continues to blur. It’s no wonder that the housing industry is abuzz about pocket offices. It’s one of the biggest trends in new residential design, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Pocket offices can be used as a home office, a place for children to complete homework assignments or for a convenient location to charge electronic devices.
House plan buyers have more options today than ever before.
Great room of The Vandenberg #746-D
By Chuck Tripp
With the advances in building materials over the past decade, it’s possible to customize a living experience that fits your lifestyle and preferences. And though the actual design, style, and theme may vary from homeowner to homeowner, there are a few key features that virtually every house plan buyer wants.
This home plan has a modern Craftsman exterior that is distinctively appealing.
Double doors open into the living space where the great room, dining room, and kitchen blend together. Retreating glass doors present rear views and expand living outdoors seamlessly. This home plan’s kitchen layout promotes easy work flow and casual entertaining, and the nearby mud and utility rooms are tucked away near the garage.
The Cape Cod dream home made its American debut in the early 18th century and is characterized by its sloped roof, symmetrical design, shingles, dormers, and ornate window shutters. Favored in colder climates with lots of snow, this classic New England-style home was modeled after the half-timbered houses of England and over hundreds of years has become known for its modest one-to-one-and-a-half-story floorplan. Former Yale University President Reverend Timothy Dwight is credited with coining the term “Cape Cod.”
This home plan uses mixed materials to create a detailed Craftsman exterior.
The great room is open to the island kitchen, and the dining room leads to a cozy screened porch with a fireplace in this home plan. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, and the master has two. The three car garage enters across from the walk-in pantry into a mud room. The nearby utility room has outdoor access under a covered porch with this home plan.