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Designing a New Custom Home to Reduce Wasted Space - New Floor Plan Ideas

Updated: Oct 6

If you are considering building a new custom home, you will certainly want to take advantage of every sq ft as your design your new home.

Many older floor plans resulted in a lot of wasted space. A great architect will help you design your new home to fit your lifestyle and virtually eliminate all areas that tend to waste space. Open floor plans are more functional in today's modern home plans and include more storage.

Larger bedrooms with larger closets are in high demand. Homes with more storage allow homeowners to be more organized.

Each homeowner is different on their specific needs. Some prefer to eliminate the master tub and instead design a larger shower. Some prefer a movie room instead of a formal dining area.

One latest trend is including a flex room. This room is large enough that it can be used for a different purpose over the years as your family needs change. You may use it for a movie room for a few years, but it also can be used at a later date for a exercise room, a kids playroom, a 2nd living area, a game room, another bedroom, and just about any other purpose.

Today's homeowner spends a lot of time in the kitchen and family room, so you certainly want to make sure you have enough space in these rooms. Consider how you will furnish and use each room. Do you entertain at home? Do you invite friends or family over, as everyone tends to gravitate to the kitchen and living area.

We prefer to design ample apace around a large island so multiple people can cook or hangout at the same time. This really improves the flow of the heart of the home.

In all rooms, including spare bedrooms , you want to consider how you will furnish each room, how you will use the room now and also in the future. You may not want to oversize every room, but you certainly don't want a room to be too small.

Many homeowners today have long commutes and stressful jobs. They really enjoy coming home and relaxing in a master bath retreat that replicates a 5 star hotel spa experience , or coming home and relaxing on the back patio and quietly enjoying a peaceful evening at home.

If you are considering building a new custom home, please feel free to call us at any time. We would enjoy the opportunity to help you.

Boyd Custom Homes

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