Tuesday May 5, 2015
According to the U.S. Census, over the past 7 years the median square footage of homes built in the United States has been decreasing and many buyers are downsizing. This does not necessarily mean we are sacrificing comfort to fit in a smaller space. New homes are not being built too big or too small, the idea is for homes to be just the right size.
Homes designed with several rooms that are for specific uses are now few and far between, consider the fact that buyers are more interested in an open floor plan and flexible space that can be used for many purposes. Instead of having a formal dining room (that is used maybe 3 times per year), buyers prefer to have a room that is used for several purposes such as a dining room, craft area, and a library. Instead of a room dedicated to a formal study, many homes are now designed with compact built in desk spaces or an office nook.
In general, finding a home that is the “right size” requires a home built with a smart floor plan that uses spaces creatively considering traffic flow, flexible spaces, and overall efficiencies in energy, space, and materials. For over twenty years, Ash Creek Homes has been designing and developing communities in the Austin area that provide home buyers the “right sized” home. The Grove at Falconhead by Ash Creek Homes was creatively designed to minimize the foot print of the community while providing clever floor plans that maximize the rationed square footage of the home. Every home in in The Grove at Falconhead has a flexible floor plan with spaces designed for multiple uses. To understand what we mean by the “right size” design, read more about The Nerello floor plan designed by the Ash Creek Homes team:
At 1,900 square feet, The Nerello floor plan has a minimal foot print with space designed for flexibility. Also noted is the ease of traffic flow throughout the home, the secluded wing for the master suite, the flexible access to the utility room and the zero lot line of the property.
- Flexible Space
- Master bath - Spacious shower with no tub
- Kitchen Bar - Doubles as dining area
- Pocket Doors - Allow for more usable space throughout the floor plan
- Hallways - Short hallways eliminate wasted space
- Large Windows - Bring the outside in and provides for an open feel
- Office Nook - Eliminates wasted space in the former formal study