Take a cue from Gen Y preferences and pick plans with maximum versatility. Each of these designs features a flexible space—not just a bonus room—that has multiple uses for your buyers.
The flex space at the front of this smart design can become a dining room, but other possibilities include using it as a craft space, den, or home office. The island kitchen, complete with a bar, opens to the great room and bayed breakfast nook. A long bonus room above the garage gives even more possibilities for expansion. Extra storage space in the garage is a welcome detail. See more images, information, and the floor plan.
This plan breaks convention a little by placing a bedroom/den by the great room. And why not? Noise is less important for occasional quarters, and when it’s not in use by visitors, owners can throw open the double doors and make it an office that’s easy to use while keeping an eye on kids. The semi-open dining room could easily become a den or craft space. See more images, information, and the floor plan.
A guest suite near the front of the home isn’t unusual, but what makes this one special is its generous size and private full bath. That means this suite is ready for in-laws, or to be used as a comfortable home office, den, or craft room. Natural light beams down through solar tubes into the large kitchen. For more expansion possibilities, a large bonus space upstairs is well-positioned to become a home theater or play room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.
A wide front porch welcomes owners home to this versatile three-bedroom home. Inside, the family room opens up to the island kitchen and eating nook. The drop zone in the kitchen’s corner provides a great place to charge phones. A see-through fireplace and wet bar separate the family room from the flex room, which can serve as a dining room, media space, or den — or all of these, as a family's needs change. Just outside sits the screen porch, ready for all kinds of weather. A decorative ceiling, two walk-in closets, and a covered porch make the master suite a special place for relaxing. Two more bedrooms share a full hall bath. A bonus room above the two-car garage would make a great home theater, private office, or craft room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.