Floor Plans for Active Adults Elmira NY

What are the best types of floor plans for active adults in Elmira? Below is a plan showing what features and spaces should be included as square footage grows.

Local Companies

Doane Builders, Inc.
607-737-1064
Elmira, NY
Wahl Constr Inc
(607) 734-3445
1408 Lake St
Elmira, NY
Santulli Contracting
(607) 734-0150
823 Canal St
Elmira, NY
Edger Enterprises Inc
(607) 733-9664
330 E 14th St
Elmira, NY
Wenzel John F & John P Inc
(607) 732-5092

Elmira, NY
United Homesteads, Building & Env. Consultants
866.438.5979
351 Brink Road
Van Etten, NY
LanD Custom Homes (LanD Ent. So. Tier, Inc.)
607-739-7849
Elmira, NY
Klugo Enterprises Llc
(607) 936-1575
27 Harris Hill Rd
Elmira, NY
Doane Builders Inc
(607) 737-1064
170 S Park Ln
Elmira, NY
Elmira Structures Inc
(607) 739-8800
66 Philo Rd W
Elmira, NY

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Guest architect:


Gary Snider


Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects


Boston


617-241-5441


Q: What are the best types of floor plans for active adults?


A: Active adults are not a monolithic target market. As with any group, there are many layers, all with various lifestyle needs. However, there are a few general rules to follow when designing homes for active adult communities, such as including lots of natural lighting, focusing on the outdoors when arranging room views, and creating fewer rooms but with more space. Below is a plan showing what features and spaces should be included as square footage grows.


Plan One: 1,275 square feet--42 feet wide


1. Orient all major daily living spaces to the rear yard, especially when you offer premium views. Covered porches should be at least 8 feet deep.


2. Separate the master suite from secondary bedrooms. Add some form of feature to isolate the entry. In this smaller plan, an angled entry and dropped ceiling are enough. Don't forget to carry the trim and drywall detailing through to this transition space.


3. Offer a full shower in lieu of a tub. In larger homes expect to offer both.


4. Offer a larger great room instead of smaller, chopped up spaces. Informal living spaces should flow together to create a sense of openness.


5. Provide a large, bright dining space, even in small plans. Consider a country kitchen. This approach includes the kitchen.

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