Daily Real Estate News | January 7, 2009 |
Factors that dictate what floor plan will work best for a home buyer include how old their children are, how they entertain, and whether they have pets, says Jeff Benach, a principal with Lexington Homes in the Chicago area.
Here are some issues Benach suggests considering when buying a home:
- Mudrooms. A spacious mud-room can make managing a young family’s comings and going much easier. They are also good for pet owners.
- Over-sized kitchen/family-room combinations. These rooms work for some people, but they aren’t good for party givers because large spaces are noisy and don’t lend themselves to intense cooking and food staging.
- Fireplaces and windows. Filling more than one wall with windows and occupying another with a fireplace makes it difficult to position furniture.
- Consider that things change. Designing areas so they can be retooled to meet new and different needs down the road is a smart approach.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Allison E. Beatty (01/02/09)