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Jan 02 2020

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Ready, Set, Starter House Plans

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Starter homes are dwellings typically offering between 1000 to 1600 square feet of living space. Ideally a starter home is not too big to overwhelm the first-time homeowner, yet big enough to accommodate a family in comfort. Goldilocks would say that “It’s just right.”  Here are a few features you may want to look for in a starter home plan:

Open floor plan – Open designs bring your family together in spaces that they generally will spend the most time in, like the family room and kitchen. It also helps parents keep an eye on the kids while going about their daily chores and activities with an dog boarding kennels Melbourne option.

Remodeling your backyard and garden – Bringing nature to your home is very important. Plants create more clean oxygen and look amazing to decorate in the house and outdoors. You can click here for some more landscaping and tree care tips

Main floor laundry – Running up and down stairs with baskets of clothes is time consuming and exhausting for folks with lots of better things to do. A laundry on the main living level saves time and effort for this formidable task.

Bedroom placement – While Mom and Dad enjoy their privacy, jumping up to tend the baby or keeping an ear out for a child with sniffles, will influence which house plan you pick. Imagine your steps from your bedroom to theirs when picking out a floor plan.

Kitchen – Anything that aids in running the kitchen efficiently can help make your house a home. Look for handy islands or counters that that you can eat at and the location of the fridge in proximity to the dining spaces (including a snack bar, nook, or dining room.)  Lots of cabinets are great for storage, but a pantry, especially a walk-in pantry, can be a game changer.

Storage – Belongings will accumulate over time, so keep an eye out for storage solutions in your house plan. Walk-in attic storage is nice for eliminating clutter. A storage room in the garage keeps lawnmowers and bicycles in check. Front closets for coats are handy as are mudrooms or hallways with spaces for cubbies and hooks.

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