Floor Plans for Active Adults Oneonta NY

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

Local Companies

All County Constr Co
(607) 432-6822
Pony Farm Rd
Oneonta, NY
Vonbrock Contrctng
(607) 432-8773
Franklin Mountain St
Oneonta, NY
Howard Tom Construction
(607) 436-9702
7352 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY
Eastman Assocs Inc
(607) 432-7803
6 Railroad Ave
Oneonta, NY
Powers Geo Construction
(607) 433-5118
2 Vanwoert St
Oneonta, NY
Best Built General Construction
607.435.0403
355 Prentice Gorge Rd
Mt Upton, NY
Wilkens Fred Genl Contr
(607) 432-9497
40 W End Ave
Oneonta, NY
V S H Contractors Inc
(607) 432-8149
23 Duane St
Oneonta, NY
G & I Homes Inc
(607) 432-9023
RR 23
Oneonta, NY
Prescott Bldg & Remodeling
(607) 432-8935
1214 State Highway 205
Oneonta, 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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