Last week, Builder Magazine featured our home plan, Winfield, for the unique storage solutions it has to offer to the homeowner. When building a home it would be wise to consider the amount of storage you will need in order to keep your home free of clutter. Big or small, everything should have a home in your home. Check out the article to see the unique storage solutions each of these homes has to offer.
FourPlans: Unique Storage Solutions
Think outside the closet. These one-of-a-kind designs will wow your buyers with highly unusual features: think hidden closets, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, and even a drive-through garage that would be the envy of mechanics.
Underneath this lovely country home, you'll find an unusual drive-through storage area that can provide parking for up to eight cars – yes, eight! Click through to see a photo. On the main level, country charm is emphasized with the wrap-around porch and roof dormers. The spacious kitchen offers a large walk-in pantry, an island with seating for six, and generous cabinet space. Don't miss the roomy breakfast nook, the master suite's bay window, and the ample laundry room.
Designed by Visbeen Architects, this is a fun plan for a lot that backs up to water. The lower level can be finished to hold boat storage, along with a variety of entertaining spaces. Highlights of the main level include the two-story, light-filled living room with a wall of windows, an adjacent dining room perfect for entertaining with its own deck, and the kitchen's central island. The master suite includes a spa-like bath and a private deck. Upstairs, you'll find two bedroom suites and a kids' study.
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets offer an outstanding amount of storage in the kitchen of this design, along with an island and the nearby utility room. Just outside, an optional extended porch and fireplace create a large outdoor living room. The master suite includes a spacious bathroom and a handy island in the large walk-in closet. Secondary bedrooms feature their own walk-in closets next to the Jack and Jill bath.
A “secret room” inside the master closet is one of several unusual features of this home. The others? Two first-floor staircases merge at a landing and continue as one to the second floor. A study/library offers up a wet bar that opens to the media room – perfect for making coffee while working at home, or serving up drinks while watching a movie. The upper level overlooks the great room.