In a small home, details like storage, laundry room positioning, and kitchen space take on extra importance. These smart layouts get it all right, with stylish exteriors to draw potential buyers inside.

Flexible Media Room

Here’s a remarkably versatile one-story layout. The hobby/media room adds a versatile space that can serve as a pocket office, craft room, homework zone, or just about anything else. With the open layout of the main gathering spaces, entertaining feels relaxed and modern: guests can hang out at the kitchen’s island before dinner, enjoy a lingering meal in the open dining room, and then relax around the fireplace in the great room. Porches in front and back extend the living space outside. In the master suite, a generous bathroom and huge, divided walk-in closet create a relaxing retreat. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Pet-Friendly Utility Room

A series of gables with decorative trusses lend enduring Craftsman curb appeal to the exterior of this 1,743-square-foot home. Inside, the layout prioritizes open spaces and outdoor living, with the great room and master suite opening to a wide porch in back. The kitchen's snack bar provides space for casual meals. Check out the organized mudroom and its door to the side porch, which makes it easy for dog owners to grab a leash and head out for a walk. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Easy Laundry Access from the Master Suite

With its adaptable layout and smart details, this 1,865-square-foot home stands out. The master suite's large walk-in closet opens directly to the laundry room for convenience. Also in this suite, homeowners will enjoy the large shower (outfitted with two shower heads) and dual sinks. Bedroom two and a study (or third bedroom) are positioned for easy access to the laundry room and hall bath. In the main gathering zones, a snack bar adds seating to the large kitchen island and the great room draws the eye up with a coffered ceiling. A bench, powder bath, and closet keep the mudroom clutter-free. Other highlights include the walk-in pantry near the open dining room and the large covered deck just steps away. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Walk-In Closets and French Doors

This 1,775-square-foot plan lives large for its size with multiple walk-in closets and a spacious open layout. A snack bar and separate central island provide room for cooking and entertaining in the kitchen, with the open dining room and great room nearby. French doors open these spaces to the covered lanai for indoor-outdoor living. On the right side of the home, a small foyer leads into the master suite, where owners will appreciate the private bathroom with dual sinks, a corner tub, and a large shower. Two more bedrooms (one with a walk-in closet) share a hall bath on the opposite side. Other modern touches include the laundry room's position to the side of the mud entrance and the stone details on the sleek exterior. See more images, information, and the floor plan.