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Best Ways to Change a Floor Plan | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 18, 2016 @ 13:01 PM

How to Customize Your Floor Plan:

There are many reasons home buyers customize their favorite floor plan, including:

  • Adding or removing sq ft
  • Moving a room
  • Changing the dimensions of a room
  • Adding or removing walls

See how a few simple changes can transform the look and feel of your house plan - with example modifications in the Stilesboro plan, below.



The Stilesboro - Best Floor Plan Updates:

Here is the original Stilesboro exterior:

 

Best Ways to Change a Floor Plan | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersOne of the best ways to save money on your home exterior is by starting with a slightly more conservative (but still very spacious) front porch, like in this updated Stilesboro exterior option: 

 

Best Ways to Change a Floor Plan | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

See the red-line modifications of the first and second floors:


Floor Plan Modification #1: Move the Laundry Room Upstairs

When all, or most, of the bedrooms are located upstairs, you'll want to consider also moving the laundry room upstairs.

In this red-line floor plan, the laundry room takes the place of the two story foyer ceiling, which some home buyers consider "wasted space" in a floor plan.

Best Ways to Change a Floor Plan | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Floor Plan Modification #2: Add a Hallway Drop Zone

By moving the laundry room upstairs, you're able to add a mudroom style drop zone off the garage.

Best Ways to Change a Floor Plan | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Floor Plan Modification #3: Convert the Two Story Great Room into a Media Room

Adding a media room, in place of the two story family room ceiling, is another option to add extremely cost effective living space in this home.

Best Ways to Change a Floor Plan | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

 


Raleigh Custom Home Builder Ideas:

No matter how much you love a floor plan, there is always SOMETHING that can move, change, be added, or be eliminated to meet your dream layout, features, and style.

See a few more ways to modify your favorite floor plan, to get the exact home you're looking for:


Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building a new home in the Raleigh North Carolina area.


 

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