The Alderbrook features a trio of gables that welcomes you to this traditional house plan. Once inside you are lead down the vaulted entry way past two bedrooms and main bathroom that are on the right. The entry hall then opens to a vaulted great room that features a cheery fireplace which can also be enjoyed from the kitchen. The owners' suite has sliding glass doors that offer private access to the rear deck.
Create a unique look and flexibility to your living spaces with the use of sliding partition walls and doors to your home.
The use of sliding partition or commonly called barn doors have become very popular. Not only are they ethically pleasing, but increases the flexibility of your living spaces by allowing you to open up a room, or take a large open space and divide it in seconds.
Attached using sliding door hardware, partition walls can be placed just about anywhere that you want to create flexible space. They can also be used to create private areas in your home, or close off an area that isn't regularly accessed.
Sliding doors can be a hip and unique design solution to laundry areas off of kitchens and bathrooms. By hiding the washer and dryer behind the doors, you can block off the look of a laundry in the kitchen or living space, but when you need the elbow room necessary to use the appliances, you can easily open the doors, giving you the space you need.
From the most rustic to an ultra-modern design, sliding partitions can be designed to match any style and space. The most common look uses either solid wood or slatted doors. Areas where more light is needed call for frosted glass or polycarbonate panels which allow for light to come through without loosing privacy.
Turning a living space from open concept to privately separate doesn't’t have to mean giving up one or the other. You can have both. Sliding partition walls are a great way to create exactly the kind of space that you need at the time you need it.
The Prairie-style Lakeville is well suited to a broad spectrum of families and localities. Possibilities for this home range from a relaxing vacation retreat, a starter home, to down sizing empty nesters.
The vaulted airlock entry will be appreciated as a transition area when the weather is uncomfortably cold or hot. Moving forward, you walk into a large vaulted living room with a gas stove tucked in the corner. An atrium door, centered in the richly windowed rear wall, opens onto a vaulted and covered deck.
The living room is open on the left to the kitchen and eating area. Natural light flows in through windows in the nook and at the kitchen sink. A step-in pantry fills one corner, while an eating bar, counters and cabinets wrap around the remaining walls of the kitchen.
A full bathroom is close to the kitchen and living room, as well as a secondary bedroom. The owners’ suite, utility room and a den (or possibly a third bedroom) are on the right side.
If you are looking for something unique rather than the traditional floor plan layout for our next home consider a hexagonal house design. This unique design shape has plenty to offer and the exterior styles available in this collection range from Mediterranean all the way to lake side cabin.
Appreciate the Views
One of the biggest elements to love about a hexagonal style home design is the ability to appreciate the view from almost every room in the home. The great room, bedrooms and office space are well windowed and face the view, while those less frequently used spaces such as the hall way, utiltiy room, and storage closets aren't taking up precious real estate within the home.
Uniqueness in Design
The impressive yet traditional curb appeal creates a wonderful surprise awaits upon entering a hexagonal home. Walking through the entry it's easy to see how the outdoors becomes part of the interior living through brightly windowed walls on 3 sides of the room, and high ceilings of the great room.
Extended outdoor living is often found with large wrap around covered decks that are accessed from the masters suite, the great room, and dining areas of the home. The deck area becomes extended living space for entertaining, or to just relax outside with a good book.
The mirror-image units in this contemporary duplex plan are also spacious and attractive enough that its owners might wish to live in one of them and rent out the other. Separated entries and double-thick walls between them ensure privacy for two families.
On each unit a slender post accents the covered front porch. Once inside the door, a stairway to the second floor runs up the outside wall. A coat closet is on the opposite wall, just past a hallway that leads to a powder room, a laundry alcove, and the door to the garage. Additional storage space is tucked under the stairway.
Straight ahead is a family gathering area where the living room, dining room and kitchen flow together. Light flows in through two windows on one side, and two wider windows at the rear. The dining room windows slide open to provide easy access to a patio.
Counters and cabinets line all three sides of the efficiently designed kitchen. The refrigerator, stove and sink are laid out in a step-saving triangle, and counter space is ample for two people to work comfortably together.
All four of the bedrooms, including the owners' suite, are upstairs in both units. A linen closet is in the hallway, just outside the bathroom. The owners' suite features its own bathroom and a large walk-in closet.
When looking for your perfect home plan or considering a custom design or remodel don’t forget about planning for your storage needs. If there is one thing people are good at it is collecting clutter and it leaves us wondering, “What to do with it all?” It is time to take the stress out of finding space for your treasures and plan for storage solutions to meet the needs of you and your family.
“A place for everything and everything in its place”, a good rule to live by: assuming that you have the right amount of storage for your home. The experts at Associated Designs, Inc., home design specialists in Eugene, Oregon, first start by taking a look at the size of home you are looking to build. Rick McAlexander, president, explains that the opportunities for storage vary greatly with the size of home being designed. Keeping the storage areas proportional to the rest of the home is key to functional and tidy living. Showcasing all the necessary areas within a home to consider the Oakshire 30-770 has them all. This design features; an entry closet, linen closets, pantry, mudroom, and plenty of cabinet storage in the large utility room. Along with planning for the actual spaces here are other tips to consider capitalizing on those spaces.
The entry closet gives the homeowner the first bit of storage. Entry closets are great for seasonal outerwear ranging from light jackets to winter scarves and mittens. Adding hooks to the interior side of the door would lend additional storage by keeping your “go to” items up front to just reach in and grab.
Close to the bedroom or bathroom areas, the linen closets help to keep things close to where they are needed. Aside from storing additional bedding and towels, a linen closet is also and an excellent place to keep cleaning supplies and extra bathroom staples close by and out of site from visitors.
Next on the list of necessities is a kitchen pantry. Having a pantry offers the extra storage needed to keep countertops clear and can offer an easier view of staples you like to keep on hand. Increase its functionality by is installing shelving at different heights, adding racks or a hook system to the door along and use of baskets to corral loose staples such as onions and potatoes.
Utilizing the transition between the living area of the home and the garage with a mud room creates a very versatile space. The mud room is a great option for active families who need a “drop zone”. Backpacks and lunch pails can be conveniently stored before or after school. If your children are active in sports this area is a great place to remove and store muddy shoes. Optimize the mud room with a cubby system for individual family member’s belongings will keep items organized. Consider adding a bench, not only for the benefit of having a seat to put on or remove shoes but you can capture additional storage under the seat for larger or odd sized frequently used items.
When it comes to the garage, storage options are numerous. Cars, tools, sports equipment and other odds and ends that don’t fit in the home create a high demand on garage storage. To help the garage live up to its high demands consider some of the following tips.
- Most people don’t realize how much overhead space a garage can offer. By installing basic pulley storage system, you can keep seasonal items and the family canoe from occupying valuable floor space.
- Fully utilize wall space. A peg and hook system can double or triple the storage space in the average garage and keep the yard tools well organized.
- A work bench keeps tools and equipment organized and ready to use when you are want to work your next project.
- Cabinets, shelving and sports containers can increase storage of skates, boards, helmets, balls and more. Corner containers or closets can help keep things tidy and organized.
When it comes to planning for storage it is important to consider your needs during the design process. Once your plans are picked or finalized there are many additional tricks, tips and specialized products that will help your well-designed home support your lifestyle while keeping your home clutter free.
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We were hired by Gary and Sandy to design a remodel for their utility room. Although this room was nicely appointed and finished, it didn't allow enough room to comfortably iron and meet their storage needs. Also, the area provided for the washer/dryer set which they wanted to replace required the use of "compact" units which limited available choices.
The solution was to extend their utility room which would increase not only the storage space, but added plenty of counter space, as well as increased floor space to comfortably iron and continue to utilize the functions of the room. Adding a small amount of floor space, a mere 66 square feet, significantly increased the functionality of the room.
The before photos:
The finished project. Bumping out this space created a nice area for planting and accessorizing the patio in the back of their home.
A bright stucco exterior and high, arched windows lend the Mediterranean-style Corsica an actractive sunny appearance. Keystones offer a classic touch, over the garage-door lintels and at the center of all five majestic front arches.
Passing through the arched front porch, you step into an exceptionally bright entry. Natural light flows in through sidelights and a graceful half-circle transom.
The foyer's ceiling soars 13 feet high. A recessed display niche is on the right side, opposite a set of ornamental columns that welcome the living room's wide opening.
Stacked windows fill the great room's rear wall. The top edge of the upper windows forms a gentle arch. Built-in cabinetry on both sides of the gas fireplace can function as a home entertainment center.
The roomy combination kitchen/dining room is open to the great room. Counters, a desk, pantry, sink and appliances line two walls, while a large cook-top work island rimmed by a flush eating bar is at the center. A second pantry is nearby, along the hallway that leads to a bathroom, utility room, and a den with bay window and patio access.
The dining room has access to a partially covered section of the patio, along with another glass door across the way in the master suite. Other luxurious amenities include his-and-hers walk-in closets, twin vanities, walk-in shower, deep soaking tub and totally private toilet.
Two more bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs, along with a storage room.
The design started with wanting interior barn doors.
It's always interesting to me what sparks creativity.
I said I wanted interior barn doors, and an extra large utility room so I could have a permanent sewing and crafting area to work in.
He said he wanted a single level home that was relaxed and easy to move around in. Oh, and within our budget.
We both wanted to take in the view, and to have a home that when someone came through the doors they were instantly comfortable.
So there it is, our future home. Single story, interior barn doors, relaxed, easy to move around in, my crafting area, and I will let you know how we did on budget later.
The plan so far is to accent the home using reclaimed barn wood. We like rustic and imperfect. I know when it's all said and done, we'll have plenty of wrought iron, bubbled glass and I'm hoping for Amish hand planed hardwood floors.
Note the second set of barn doors on the entertainment center, yeah!
We spent time debating masonry fireplace or wood burning stove. The wood burning stove was the practical choice for a secondary heat source, but it was the dilemma of where to hang the Christmas stockings that was pulling me to the masonry fireplace. It was then I found an example of a wood burning stove with a barn wood beam mantle placed behind that made it easy to go back to the practical side of life.
Ah the kitchen. I LOVE THIS KITCHEN! I love to cook and try new recipes and the current accommodations of our cabin makes this quite challenging. This is the vision that allows me to maintain my sanity.
The building permit was applied for on Monday. Engineering of our construction documents was completed by Hill & Dale Engineering of Eugene Or.
Rick salvaged several yards of gravel placed by the previous owner to construct a path to the river and has our building lot almost ready for excavation at the end of the month.
Sunlight flows into the living and dining rooms of the contemporary Merino house plan. The living room is open to the loft above which adds to the light open feeling of the home. The kitchen is open to the dining room which offers a sliding glass doors that access the patio. Owners' suite with a laorge walk-in closet, the utility room, a loft and two additional bedrooms are on the second floor.