What Is The Most Popular Room In Your Home?
Many times when people come to us at Homestead and are looking at possible Homestead house plans, they have a multitude of questions. They ask what rooms they should really be focusing on, which rooms are typically our clients’ favorites, and which ones get used the most often. Today, we’re going to be delving into this topic a little deeper.
The short answer is: It completely depends on your particular family, and the type of house you are building.
We have noticed some trends that are worth paying attention to for those who are having trouble making up their mind as to the most important aspects of their home building process. (Especially if you want to keep resale value in mind!)
For a lot of families, the kitchen seems to be the room with the most frequent amount of activity. It makes sense!
After school and work all day, families get home and parents are fixing dinner while kids are doing homework at the kitchen table, and then dinner needs to happen. It all seems to take place in the kitchen.
The modern kitchen has morphed into a sort of “central command center” for the home. From snacking and cooking to homework and after-hours laptop work to socializing and charging stations, families are utilizing their kitchens more and more activities throughout their day.
We like to highlight the various kitchen layouts in our Homestead house plans for this reason. Whether someone is interested in a ranch-style home or a two-story home, chances are the focal point of the home will be the main-floor kitchen.
Second only to the kitchen is a large, open-style family or living room. (Yes, these generally appear right off the kitchen so it’s **almost** like an extension of the most important room in the house!)
With seating for the entire family, a large TV, computer or gaming system, and lots of room to hang out, gatherings of all combinations will be taking place in this room.
The third room that we’ve noticed from our clients’ preferences is having a finished basement.
Finished basements are so versatile and can be used for many purposes. Entertainment rooms, bonus or recreation rooms, gaming rooms, extra bedrooms, or a home office/den are just some of the ways people are utilizing this extra square footage!
The final trend we’ve noticed occurs in the Master Suite.
No longer is this just “the biggest bedroom in the house.” The Master Suite now often comes with its own bathroom complete with all sorts of amenities, a seating area, and even its own entertainment center!
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping people design and build their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map and our expertise; and let you make all the decisions from there. We are currently building throughout the Midwest in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Iowa. We would love to help you today in achieving your dream of building a home yourself. Contact us for more information!