Floor Plans for Active Adults Horseheads NY

What are the best types of floor plans for active adults in Horseheads? 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
R A Furstoss Contracting
(607) 739-8140
213 Scenic Dr
Horseheads, NY
Drake Construction
(607) 739-9897
157 Beers Hill Rd
Horseheads, NY
Bachert Benedict & Martin Contracting Inc
(607) 739-0534
21 Thomas Rd
Horseheads, NY
Land Construction
(607) 739-7849
195 Sawdey Rd
Horseheads, 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
Belosky Construction Inc
(607) 739-1561
205 Lincoln Rd
Horseheads, NY
Spotts Builders Llc
(607) 733-2100
3080 Lake Rd
Horseheads, NY
Roy Builders Inc
(607) 795-1234
2458 Johnson Rd
Horseheads, NY

Provided By:


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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