EASYLIVING™ Plans for Entertaining

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: June 29, 2015

As the housing market continues to improve, more homes are being “pitched as ‘perfect for entertaining.’”

It appears that as the economy gets better, sellers are capitalizing on the emotional connections that can be made between buyers and their imagined lives when shopping for a new home.

So, what makes a home “perfect for entertaining?”

The Open Floor Plan

Legacy Homes takes pride in our EASYLIVING™ plans which gives family and friends a place to entertain and enjoy each others company. The oversized Starbucks Island seems to be the most popular gathering place and from there you can see into the café and great room!

Our EASYLIVING™ Plans have several pros, some of which are listed below:

More social time. The person cooking or cleaning in the kitchen can converse with people in other rooms.

Keep an eye on the kids. Great rooms allow parents to cook and do other household duties while their kids play in the same room.

Increase views and natural light. The removal of interior walls allows sunlight from windows in the exterior walls to permeate throughout the house.

Better for entertaining. When guests are over you can be part of the group while you cook and serve food at the same time.

Homes with open floor plans have become some of the most popular and sought-after house plans available today. Open floor plans foster family togetherness, as well as increase your options when entertaining guests. By opting for larger combined spaces, the ins and outs of daily life – cooking, eating, and gathering together – become shared experiences. In addition, an open floor plan can make your home feel larger, even if the square footage is modest. By eliminating doorways and widening the passages to dining and living areas, you obtain a sense of spaciousness that divided rooms lack. In this way, even a smaller, more affordable house plan can offer the spaciousness you seek.

If you are looking for a new home with an open floor plan for entertaining look no further Legacy Homes has a plan just for you! Legacy Homes’ mission is to deliver the highest quality, energy-efficient homes with innovative designs at an extraordinary value, while providing a First Class home buying experience that exceeds our client’s expectations.

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Why Homebuyers Prefer a Bonus Room

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: June 10, 2015

The “enticingly titled bonus room”

Once offered as a creative solution to all the noise and activities in an open floor plan, including the blaring music of teenagers – has evolved into one of the hot trends in architectural design. Usually a large room in a house, the bonus room can serve as a family room, a den, home office, play/recreation area, a hobby room, or whatever the homeowner can imagine.

In most of our EASYLIVING™ plans the bonus room is offered upstairs for extra living space. The rooms size and design usually determine what it is best suited for in the overall look of the home. Although, with our wet bar option, most use the Bonus as an entertaining area for adults, teens, or the kids.

How can you use the extra space?

As lifestyles change, so does a family’s needs and “wish list.” And, the open plan with its “unobstructed, flowing space” continues to be attractive to home buyers even after two decades since it initially arrived on the scene (source: Architecture View: A House is a Home, New York Times, 1991).

A newly-married couple may designate open areas for a hobby room, home office, or a den. For growing families, these flexible spaces can be adjusted to accommodate additional bedrooms, a guest room nursery, or play areas.

Even “empty egg-nesters” find uses for bedrooms once occupied by their children. These old rooms may be remodeled/updated as guest or in-law suites; or redecorated as an arts and crafts/sewing/hobby room, a library, or media room. In the event young adults return to the family home, these rooms can be reshuffled for their use.

Advantages of Bonus Rooms

In today’s environment, it is a smart decision to look for a house plan that includes flex space in the blueprints. Legacy Homes offers a Flex Room in all of our plans, because every buyer is different. Whether you’re eyeing a two-story five bedroom home or a simple three-bedroom ranch, it’s important to consider designs of flex space and if you’re in need of more space or have plans to grow your family, the Bonus Room is just for you!

1. Flexibility to update your original idea for the bonus room

2. Ability to change and renovate according to family’s needs/desires

3. Room for expansion

4. Opportunity to stay in your current home for as long as you want

So, whenever you’re ready for that house, think of all the possibilities… let your creativity and imagination run wild!

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