This unique bungalow house plan brings curb appeal to any narrow lot.
Arches and columns line the front exterior of this unique bungalow, bringing curb appeal to any narrow lot. The great room is the heart of this home, completely open to the kitchen with a screen porch and hearth room nearby. A pantry, e-space, and massive bonus room with attic space add flexibility and plenty of storage. The master bedroom enjoys rear views, a large walk-in closet, and a spacious bathroom, while the secondary bedrooms have double closets and share a Jack-and-Jill bath. The laundry room is near all three bedrooms, and a mud room serves as a catch-all on the way to the living areas.
In a previous blog article (April 2015) , I talked about homeowners doing more with less, and making creative use of the square footage they had available. Another great way to extend one’s living experience is through the addition of a walkout, or daylight, basement. Walkout basements are typically built on a sloped yard so that a portion of the basement can be above ground to allow for doorways (often sliding glass) and windows to allow light in. They offer flexible space and are ideal for creating additional square footage. Oftentimes walkout basements are open to allow for a number of potential uses—including an extra family room, an additional bedroom, an entertainment room, or even a storage or utility room.
The following are just some suggestions for converting your basement into functional space:
This compact house plan provides an open floor plan while maintaining defined rooms.
This charming cottage design offers easy living with modern features. A single dining room and vaulted great room are completely open to the kitchen, where counter seating is ideal for quick family meals. Separate mud and utility rooms provide storage and workspace hidden from view of the living areas, while a spacious master suite and screen porch with skylights and summer kitchen add luxury.
This waterfront house plan is compact, with open living areas and secluded private rooms.
Conversation flows easily from the two-story great room with open stair case to the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom/study has a walk-in closet and bathroom access. Upstairs, the master suite and secondary bedroom meet at a convenient walk-through utility room. An island basement provides storage and parking space, while a home elevator makes it easy to move between floors in this house plan.
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.