As your family grows, you begin to realize that space in your house is at a premium. Everyone, including the kids, need their own space and privacy to pursue their own interests and activities. One way to solve this dilemma is to upgrade to a new, larger home. Think about how much easier it could be if you had a spacious floor plan with more bedrooms, bathrooms, a bonus room and even the ultimate garage!
A Customizable Experience
One of the best things about building a new home is working with a flexible builder who will tailor your home to meet your family’s unique needs; this also means that if they can’t quite meet a specific feature request, they’ll work with you to come up with an alternative.
Right now, some of the most common must-have features for large and growing families include: two storey homes with open concept floor plans, at least four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, large garages, and combined living, dining and kitchen areas. The good news is that some of Broadview;s most popular floor plans already have all these features. Check out our top three suggestions for your large family below.
The Aria Craftsman: 2,417 Square Feet
The Aria Craftsman features a large, L-shaped open floor plan with optional kitchen breakfast bar and a spacious great room with a dining nook adjacent to the kitchen. There’s also a flex room on the main floor that could be used as a guest bedroom, play area or office, and next to it is a half-bath and storage closet. The foyer and walk-in kitchen pantry separate the main living area from the two-car garage at the front of the house.
On the second floor, you’ll find a full bathroom with the option of adding an additional suite and washroom. The Aria boasts three secondary rooms, a spacious master bedroom with four piece ensuite and a second-floor laundry room; no more lugging laundry up and down those stairs! Speaking of stairs, immediately upon ascending, you’ll find a light and airy bonus room featuring two windows – perfect for a play area or extra entertaining space. With three modified floor plans to choose from, the Aria Craftsman offers an abundance of choice!
Hudson II Heritage: 2,654 Square Feet
When entering the beautiful and contemporary Hudson II Heritage from the triple car garage, you’re sure to be impressed by its spacious open concept. Featuring four bedrooms, with the option for a fifth, the Hudson boasts two full bathrooms and a half bath.
On the main level, the entryway foyer sits adjacent to an additional flex room, while the maple hardwood flooring draws your eye further ahead to the open concept kitchen, great room, and nook. Upon entering the kitchen area, you’ll discover the great room extends directly to the kitchen, separated only by a stunning two-way fireplace. The kitchen also features a large island that overlooks the dining area and optional rear patio. The island’s double sink and dishwasher leave plenty of counter space for food preparation.
Upstairs, the four bedrooms include a master bedroom with oversized walk-in closet and ensuite. The bonus room has the option of a beautiful tray ceiling and the nearby second-floor laundry room includes an optional sink and cabinets. With the Hudson II’s flexible layout options, this home is sure to meet the needs of the whole family.
Birmingham II Craftsman, 2,671 Square Feet
The Birmingham II Craftsman is showcased as one of Broadview’s most prized estate homes and it’s easy to see why. Featuring a spacious floor plan and beautiful architectural details including knockdown ceilings, vaulted staircases and centrepiece fireplaces, the Birmingham radiates contemporary style. Like the Aria and Hudson II, the Birmingham II provides easy access between the kitchen, dining and living areas.
Upon entering from the double-car garage, you’ll pass through a large foyer which serves as a convenient combination between mud room and laundry area. From here, you’ll have immediate access to the upstairs, a half-bath and your home office, or you can head straight ahead into the main living space where your stunning open kitchen, great room and dining nook are located.
The spacious great room features an elongated fireplace, completely open to the kitchen and adjacent dining area. Again, the large kitchen island contains a sink and dishwasher, freeing up space on your large kitchen counter tops. Upstairs, you’ll find a vaulted-ceiling bonus room overlooking the foyer, a full bathroom, a spacious master bedroom with accompanying ensuite and walk-in closet, and three secondary bedrooms, all with large double closets. With all these great features, there’s no doubt the Birmingham II could be perfect for your growing family.
Of course, the above descriptions will give you an idea of the roominess and practical layout of these homes, but they don’t mention the upgraded features that come standard in a new home of this calibre. A move-up home should come with extras like fine granite countertops in the kitchen and baths, premium hardwood floors and designer plumbing fixtures. In addition to the standards, you can add extra bedrooms, bathrooms, patios, extra storage space and even coffered ceilings! Your family will be able to spread out in luxurious and beautiful surroundings if you take the time to find the best builder in your area.
When you decide it’s time to for you and your family to upgrade into your next home, look for a builder who understands your needs. Why settle for a cookie-cutter floor plan when you can have one specifically tailored to you? We know you’d move walls for your family, and we believe your builder should too.