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Gone are the days when the kitchen was a work place be kept hidden. Kitchens have become very much the center of attraction for millions of families across the land. Now, more than ever, they have become rooms for living where activities such as homework, watching television, and communal cooking take place. For those who love to cook as well as the people who only do it out of necessity, they all prefer the largest kitchen that they can have.
As with any room in a home, the kitchen space is governed by the overall heated square footage of your house. So, a 2,000 sf residence would have a much smaller food prep room than that of a 4,000 sf home. With that being said, room sizes will vary and so will the scale of the space. Whether it is small, midsize, or large, each kitchen size will have an ideal set of dimensions as a basis to design the space with the work triangle as a guidance. Read the rest of this entry »
Living rooms, once considered the formal counterpart to the dining room, are anything but formal these days. They are more relaxed now and are used as a part of daily activities in the average home; in addition, they are also considered to be family rooms these days. The names have become interchangeable to many homeowners, so this could explain the gradual shift of this space from a formal room to a casual one.
One of the most challenging aspects of designing the size and shape of livings rooms, or any room for that matter, is to provide enough wall space for furniture placement. Rectangular rooms are ideal in general due to the ease of furniture planning; whereas, square rooms present a tougher challenge due to equal length walls. Since this is the area where the family unit would spend a significant amount of time, it is important to make this room one of largest; if not the biggest room in your house. Read the rest of this entry »
It use to be that laundry rooms were like kitchens, out of sight and out of mind. It was the one unsightly place that even the homeowners themselves didn’t want to see, let alone spend much time in. Therefore, not a lot of square footage was wasted or allocated for these spaces. That’s no longer the case for these rooms. Today, the doom and gloom of the laundry rooms are over. They are no longer the junky part of the house that lacked organization, decor, and style. Read the rest of this entry »
Roughly one-third of our day is spent in our bedrooms. Because of this, it is important that sleeping areas are properly planned to provide a most efficient and comfortable space in which to relax. Ideally, each member of the family should have his or her own private bedroom. The size and shape of the bedroom is determined by the design of the home, its size, and the amount of furniture that will occupy the room.
As a minimum, a bedroom should be no smaller than 100 sq ft. This is a room dimension of 10 feet by 10 feet and is considered a small bedroom. Anything smaller than that would begin to rival that of a prison cell. In addition, this space does not include a closet which should be added to the 100 sq ft and not included as part of that total. For larger bedrooms of 12 feet or more, two foot deep closets (interior dimension from front to back) will still allow for a functional bedroom. An average to midsize bedroom (i.e. kids, nurseries, and guest rooms) is somewhere in the area of 100 to 200 sq ft. Ideal sizes would include the following:
10 feet by 12 feet (120 sf)10 feet by 14 feet (140 sf)12 feet by 14 feet (168 sf)12 feet by 16 feet (192 sf) – May be the size of the master bedroom is smaller house plans Read the rest of this entry »
Rooms for dining in a residence vary depending on the dining habits of the occupants. The eating areas may be a cozy alcove or it could be a breakfast nook that is open to the kitchen. In other cases, the dining room may be a large and formal space. You are subject to find at least one of these spaces in the average home. Larger homes may contain dining facilities in all of these areas.
If family gatherings and diner parties are a big part of your activities, then a large dining room is very much in your interest. If you are building a large home, this shouldn’t be much of an issue in terms of creating a large space for this purpose. However, for those of us who will reside in a small to midsize home, this can present a challenge. One way to get around this problem is to create an open floor plan design where the dining facilities (dining table to be exact) can be expanded in an almost unlimited manner into the living area. There is little advantage in having an expandable table if you haven’t the room to utilize it. Read the rest of this entry »