Pet corners, drop zones, and lockers take pride of place in these smart floor plans. After all, these are the areas that homeowners will use and see every day when arriving home, taking the dog on a walk, throwing in a load of laundry, and on and on.

Dog Shower + Drop Zone

With pet-friendly features and many ways to customize the layout, this one-story home flexes to suit different lifestyles. On the way in from the garage, the drop zone and pet center (complete with a shower to rinse doggies or muddy boots) keep everything organized. Just beyond, the unified kitchen/dining/hearth area encourages relaxed and effortless entertaining, while the great room and covered veranda beyond accommodate larger gatherings. Positioned for privacy, the owner's suite includes a spacious bedroom, deluxe bathroom with a large shower, and a huge walk-in closet that opens directly into the laundry room. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Lockers and a Bench

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This home offers a host of attractive features for today’s active family, starting with the spacious great room, continuing with plenty of comfortable bedrooms, and extending to the lower level's sport court. The impressive kitchen features an island with a prep sink, double ovens, and a walk-in pantry. Conveniently located on this floor, the master suite displays a dramatic tray ceiling and a luxurious bath with a walk-in shower, private water closet, double-sink vanity, and a soaking tub. Don't miss the ultra-handy laundry/mudroom entry with storage lockers and a bench seat. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Laundry on Both Levels

Grand yet practical, this family-friendly home boasts a variety of amenities designed to make everyday living more convenient. For example, the master suite's huge closet opens directly to the laundry room for one-step-and-done chores. At the entrance from the garage, a drop zone, lockers, and a bench encourage tidiness, while the nearby walk-in pantry receives a large load of groceries with ease. A curving wall of windows brings light into the great room. On the second floor, all three additional bedrooms hold walk-in closets, with another laundry room just steps away in the hall. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Excellent Flow Around Utility Zones

From the ultra-spacious master suite to the separate areas for crafting and home gardening, this modern home presents owners with upscale amenities and flexible spaces. Almost every room in the house is washed with natural light from floor-to-ceiling window walls that make spaces feel even larger. Upstairs, four additional bedrooms boast private baths. Bedroom five is actually an efficiency apartment with a galley kitchen and living area, perfect for housing an in-law or visitors. See more images, information, and the floor plans.