Traffic Patterns and Floor Plans

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Living Premier

When shopping for a new home, consider traffic patterns along with other factors.  A house with ample floor space can feel crowded if the arrangement is awkward.  Start the evaluation with the entries. Is there a convenient "service" entry, in addition to the formal entrance?

Ideally, sleeping quarters should be accessible without passing through the living or family rooms.  You may want the master bedroom separated from the children's or guest rooms.  A home office may require privacy and a separate entrance.  At least one bath should be accessible to guests without sacrificing privacy.

Comments (1)

Amy H. Guinn
EXIT Realty Platinum - Rockingham, NC

I agree a good floor plan is essential and can make a huge difference!  I can show a house with 1500-1700 square feet and if it is a decent floor plan, you can make it work.  I have seen houses with more square footage that is not a good use of space and it can feel much smaller and awful to try to place furniture. 

Apr 25, 2008 04:38 AM