Hallways are the low-hanging fruit when it comes to streamlining your layout. No one will lament the lack of a long passageway to the bedrooms, and then you've freed up square footage to be better used elsewhere (like the kitchen). 

Easy Access to the Master Suite

This ranch-style home boasts a flexible layout that works well at many different stages of life. The open layout puts the island kitchen at the heart of the home, with the great room on one side and the luxurious master suite on the other. With doors on two sides, the den can easily serve as a fourth bedroom when needed. Storage solutions include the walk-in pantry, the master suite’s walk-in closet, and extra space in the garage. The laundry room is easy to reach from all bedrooms. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Great Flow

Exceptional flow and a convivial layout characterize this comfortable family home. The kitchen's serving bar makes entertaining easy. Practical spaces nearby include the buffering mudroom, a walk-in pantry, and the laundry room, all accessing a small covered porch. On the opposite side, the master suite takes up a whole wing with its generous bedroom, large bath, and a divided walk-in closet for the most ardent clothing enthusiast. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Easy Walk with Groceries

This classic farmhouse includes some modern details inside, like the master suite's luxurious bathroom with two sinks, a walk-in closet, and a large shower. Three more bedrooms and two baths on this level provide plenty of room for a large family. Downstairs, the den offers a quiet spot for working or homeschooling. An island gives extra room for preparing food in the kitchen, which flows easily into the breakfast nook and out to an optional deck or patio. Don't miss the organized mudroom that makes for an easy walk with groceries into the kitchen from the three-car garage. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Four Bedrooms on One Level

Every square foot is used wisely in this four-bedroom, one-story home. On the left, the master suite provides a surprisingly luxurious retreat for homeowners with a huge walk-in closet, a jet tub, and more. On the opposite side, three more bedrooms have use of the hall bath, where double sinks make it easier to share. Everyone can meet in the fireplace-warmed great room. A raised bar offers space for casual meals, with the open dining room just steps away. See more images, information, and the floor plan.