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.

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Doane Builders, Inc.
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
Grasso Michael Building Contractor
(607) 732-2444
636 Winsor Ave
Elmira, NY
United Homesteads, Building & Env. Consultants
351 Brink Road
Van Etten, NY
LanD Custom Homes (LanD Ent. So. Tier, Inc.)
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
Callahan Construction
(607) 732-0529
383 Raecrest Cir
Elmira, NY

Provided By:

Guest architect:

Gary Snider

Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects



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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