What would your dream home consist of?

I'm a residential design student, and I'm trying to pratice designing homes to where people actually like them, it would be very helpful if anyone who is welling to tell me what they would like in there dream home.

you must tell me how many bedrooms how many bathrooms

how big

how big of a kitchen

do you want a living room, family room, Den or all three or just two of them

how many floors

car garage,

square footage

anything else you can think of.

this would be very helpful, thank you

A home does not have to be massive, just comfortable so you can actually afford it. Location is extremely important.

We were lucky to find A country subdivision with no through traffic ( one way in and one way out) with lakes and deed restricted. It has proven to be an excellent place to raise a family and live our life.

I designed our home 30 years ago and we have been here for 29 years, raising children and then caring for senior parents. It has proven to be an excellent home on 1 1/2 acres, with a big back yard . Surprisingly It has been 98% perfect, there are only the fewest inconsiquential things I would change. A light switch location and some additional bathroom windows. But over all it has been excellent. .

It is an open plan, the front covered, tiled porch is 10 x 12,into the entry ( 7 by 10) opening into a family room (no formal living room) we found we didn't use it enough in our previous house. 17 by 20 family room or great room . It could have been 18 by 22 and been a bit better.

The dining room and kitchen are 16 by 29 and open to one another .

We have 3 baths and three bedrooms, a den (this is my Husbands built in office) and a bonus room with a full bath. (it is a room that through the years has been used for sewing, guest bedroom, workshop, exercise room, what ever it was needed for. One of the bathrooms is attached to this bonus room and leads into a 30×12 sun room that overlooks the oak tree filled back yard..

We have a fireplace, but in Florida I would not necessarily do this again. It is expensive and takes up space we could have used.

The master bath is 10×20 Including closets, with a tub, and shower two seperate vanities, comode stall, the master bedroom is 12×20 (it should have been a bit wider. The bonus room is 9×19, den 11×14, BR 13×14, BR 11×11.

The garage is 22×24, an oversized garage is good and always plan on an 18' wide door, 16' is too skimpy to get two cars into comfortably, and you do it every day at least once.

The Family room is sunken two steps from the entry and dining room and kitchen (it has a large bar opening to the kitchen) The master bedroom is sunken the same as the family room. Our ceilings are 8 to 9 feet depending on the room. But I have never cared for cathedral ceilings anyway.and they were not IN when I designed this house.

Our home is in Florida, one level, stucco, with color in the stucco, it has never required paint in 29 years, just pressure washing every 3 to 5 years.

Our square footage is 3100 living and nearly 500 for the garage.

Good luck with your dream. If I were young again that is what I would do. I loved designing our home, It took about 2-4 years. Enjoy!!

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