Cubbies, coat hooks, and benches in these generously sized mudrooms make it easy for kids and parents to control clutter. Also handy: walk-in pantries with room for lots of snacks.

Storage Shows the Way In

Photo courtesy of Designhaus
Photo courtesy of Designhaus
Photo courtesy of Designhaus
Photo courtesy of Designhaus

On the way in from the three-car garage, a series of storage spaces makes it easy to hang up coats and backpacks, while the nearby laundry room stands ready to receive grass-stained clothing and a desk holds mail and keys. Also on this side of the home, a second master suite presents a welcoming spot for grandparents to stay. The primary master suite features a spa-like private bathroom with a large shower, separate tub, two sinks, and a walk-in closet. The nearby den is positioned perfectly for use as a nursery, sitting area, or even a snore room! Upstairs, two more bedrooms have use of the hall bath and the open bonus room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


In-Law Apartment on Main Level

With the potential for an in-law-apartment on the main floor and more bonus rooms upstairs, this attractive home can grow with a family. The enormous utility zone on the way in from the three-car garage serves as a multi-purpose drop zone that includes pantry storage, laundry facilities, a bench and hooks, and cabinets. Many rooms open to the outdoor living areas, including the master suite (featuring back-to-back vanities in the private bathroom) and the great room, which steps out to a four-season porch. The bonus apartment presents an easy-to-reach unit that provides semi-independent living (including private porches in front and back) for an elderly relative or post-college young adult. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Pantry Can Handle Grocery Hauls

Smart storage abounds in this design, from the large pantry to the cubbies and walk-in closet in the mudroom. A snack bar and central island add counter space to the kitchen, which overlooks the morning and great rooms and also steps out to the porch. On the left side of the home, a study provides a place for homework or a home office. Upstairs, the master suite takes a modern turn by eschewing the tub in favor of an extra-large shower. Also in this suite, a walk-in closet provides plenty of wardrobe storage and a well-placed linen closet keeps washcloths where you need them. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Private Laundry Facilities for Master Suite

In this spacious home, a swirling staircase and two-sided fireplace create a grand first impression for guests. Families will appreciate the ample storage throughout the home, from the lockers and hidden walk-in pantry on the way in from the garage (ready for school kids to drop their backpacks and grab a snack) to the enormous closets in the master suite. The master suite also features a private laundry room (kids have their own upstairs), a fireplace, and a luxurious bathroom with a large shower. Don't miss the kitchen's double islands. See more images, information, and the floor plan.