By Courtney Pittman
Practical and flexible, family home plans present convenient features that cater to a more relaxed, but busy lifestyle. With open concept floor plans, house plans with mudrooms, large kitchen islands, and much more, these seamless designs maximize space and deliver functionality. Promoting community, many of our family house plans boast an open sight line from the kitchen to the main living area – allowing parents and children to feel connected. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite family home plans below!
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This house plan is all about easy living
Plan 430-228 sports an open concept floor plan.
This family house plan (traditional house plan 430-228, above) nicely balances open family gathering areas with spacious private bedrooms. The open concept floor plan flows from the great room into the island kitchen and out to the rear porch for indoor-outdoor living. Decorative beams in the great room add a rustic touch, while built-ins deliver modern style.
Grocery organization is made easy with a large walk-in pantry. The private master suite is located to the right of the floor plan and features access to the laundry room (via the master closet) for extra convenience. Keep the chaos at bay with the mudroom just off the two-car garage that sports cool lockers (check out these mudroom floor plans from Builder online).
This Craftsman design features lockers in the mudroom
Plan 20-2343 feels spacious and modern with family-friendly features.
Simple, yet contemporary, this Craftsman house plan (plan 20-2343, above) gives your family a modern open layout. Everything has a place in the mudroom (with lockers!), while the island kitchen makes it easy to entertain friends and family. Check out the sweet outdoor living area at the rear of the home.
Four bedrooms are located on the second level – including the spacious master suite. Laundry is up here, too. Don’t miss the walk-in closets in each bedroom.
A versatile bonus room can be used now or later
Plan 430-204 is stylish and versatile.
With its versatile bonus room and a home office, plan 430-204 (pictured above) is a family house plan that nicely accommodates changing needs over time. The open layout of the great room, dining, area, and island kitchen make it easy for parents to keep an eye on kids, or for party hosts to mingle with guests without letting the hors d’ oeuvres burn. Owners will appreciate the impressive master suite and its private bathroom.
Bright and open floor plan
Plan 46-891 features a great room that flows beautifully into the open kitchen.
Here’s an upscale family home plan (plan 46-891, above) that sports four generous bedrooms and an easygoing layout. The kitchen shows off a big island and lots of counter space. Located on the first floor, the main-level master suite dazzles with a modern shower, dual sinks, and a large walk-in closet. Upstairs, you’ll find three additional bedrooms and a bathroom.
This mudroom floor plan is all about convenience
Plan 54-389 creates a relaxed vibe through out.
There’s no shortage of curb appeal for this beautiful four-bedroom family house plan (plan 54-389, above). The clean lines and farmhouse details strike a warm balance between classic and contemporary. Generous vaulted ceilings enhance the already spacious feel of the main level.
An open dining area connects to the kitchen, which boasts an over-sized island for food prep and informal dining. The large mudroom has plenty of room for coats, boots, and any other items that need a place. Upstairs, two optional bedrooms provide additional space if needed. Check out the extra-large closet in the master suite.
This plan sports a large porch at the back of the house
Plan 927-1007 creates striking indoor-outdoor connections.
This new modern farmhouse plan (plan 927-1007, above) features stylish curb appeal (don’t you love the gable roof?) and a relaxed two-story layout. The open dining room and kitchen flow out to the rear covered porch via sliding glass doors – making it easy to enjoy indoor-outdoor living. Conveniently located next to the mudroom, the laundry room sports plenty of counter space.
Tucked away to the right of the floor plan, the main-level master suite presents a huge walk-in closet, dual sinks, soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. A versatile office next to the foyer can be used in a variety of ways (take a look at these home office design tips from Forbes). Upstairs, you’ll find two additional bedrooms that share a bathroom and an optional bonus room.
You’ll find tons of storage in this modern house plan
Plan 430-156 encourages relaxed living with an open layout.
This contemporary version of a classic farmhouse (plan 430-156, above) displays eye-catching curb appeal. A wide porch welcomes visitors inside, where an open concept floor plan encourages a relaxed lifestyle. Serve up snacks at the kitchen’s island or sit down for an elegant meal in the dining room. In warmer weather, the rear porch beckons you outside.
You’ll find tons of storage throughout the home, with every bedroom sporting a walk-in closet and a huge pantry in the kitchen (read this article from HGTV for kitchen pantry ideas). The master suite’s closet opens directly to the laundry room to make it easy to throw in a load. A large bonus suite upstairs can be finished now or later.
This family house plan features an extra-wide kitchen island
Plan 929-1009 is suitable for a growing family.
This European family home plan (plan 929-1009, above) places five bedrooms on one easy-to-get-around level – making it suitable for a growing family (and easy to age in place). Near the front of the floor plan, one of the bedrooms can easily be converted to a study or guest room when needed. The deluxe master suite boasts a sitting room that opens to the rear porch for easy outdoor living.
Three additional bedrooms (each with a walk-in closet) occupy the opposite side of the home. Hang out at the kitchen’s extra-wide island or in the spacious great room. A fireplace warms the screened porch for multi-season outdoor relaxation. Upstairs, two bonus rooms can be finished to hold extra storage or perhaps a home office.
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