Floor Plans for Active Adults Ithaca NY

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

Local Companies

Ithaca, NY
Ciappa & Marinelli Builders, Inc.
Ithaca, NY
Ness Construction, LLC
Ithaca, NY
R. A. Jump Construction
Ithaca, NY
Balance Studio, LLC
Ithaca, NY
Antony Hsu
Ithaca, NY
Cayuga Country Homes Incorporated
Ithaca, NY
Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties
Ithaca, NY
Perfect Painters Heritage Builders, Inc.
Ithaca, NY
Skyrise Associates, LLC
Ithaca, 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.

Click here to read full article from Builder Online

Related Articles
- How to Install a Prefinished Hardwood Floor Ithaca NY
Want a great way to increase the value of your home? Install a hardwood floor! The following steps will remove the doubt and fears you may have of taking on this task by yourself. By doing it yourself you will not only save money but have the satisfaction of looking at a floor installed by You!
- Hardwood Cleaning and Maintenance Ithaca NY
- How to Touch up a Scratch on Your Hardwood Floor Ithaca NY
- How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Ithaca NY
- How to Restore Granite and Marble Floor Ithaca NY
- How to Design and Install a Radiant Floor Heating System Ithaca NY
- Marble Floor Care Ithaca NY
- How to Strip and Wax a Floor Ithaca NY
- How to Install Natural Stone Floor Tile Ithaca NY
- Garage Floor Coatings Ithaca NY