• How to Match a Floor Plan with Your House Goals

Although houses bear many commonalities, they also can be different in subtle ways that significantly impact their function and appearance. Because you need to live in and enjoy your house – not merely sleep there – it’s important to consider which floor plan and layout will best contribute to enhancing the lifestyle of your choice.

What is the “ideal house” can vary among families based on numerous factors, including the number of family members, their regular routines, and future goals. Beyond practical concerns, you also should consider your preferences and what elements make a home more appealing to you now and in the future.

Available floor plans for every taste

As you review the options for your new floor plan, identify your house goals, or what environment will support your daily activities and long-term plans. A four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath is the average house size for a family of four, providing for each person or couple to have a bedroom, along with additional space that can be used for a guestroom, library, study, or home office. A majority of Kroll Residential’s various standard floor plans meet these criteria.

The Meridian, a two-story ranch-style home, encapsulates simplicity yet sophistication. If your family spends a lot of time cooking or you enjoy hosting guests, you can choose to add the optional Chef’s kitchen, which blends with the breakfast area and sits adjacent to a designated dining room. In lieu of a large patio, you can also select a morning room for more indoor entertaining space.

Another Kroll Residential model with a split floor plan is the spacious single-family Capstone. The expansive gourmet kitchen flows seamlessly into a breakfast bay and the family room. Downstairs, there are options for a covered patio or a media room, depending on whether your family enjoys spending more time recreating outdoors or indoors. You also can opt for a downstairs bedroom if you have a family member residing in the house who is challenged by the stairs. Otherwise, the bedrooms – including the master suite – are situated upstairs, which provides privacy and space, even with visitors at the house.

The Sterling is another versatile model. The open layout floor plan blends the main living space, or great room, with the kitchen and dining area, with the option for book shelves and a fireplace. The master suite bathroom can be upgraded to include a luxury tub and other fixtures if you’re particularly fond of a spa-style atmosphere for rest, relaxation and self-care. You also can add a media room upstairs alongside the three bedrooms and a spacious loft.


Getting more with five-bedroom layouts

Larger families, including couples who care for elderly parents, or those who need extra space for a fitness room or home office may require an even more spacious floor plan to meet their house goals.

The Benchmark from Kroll Residential marries functionality and livability with elegance and style. The formal foyer creates a sophisticated entry point filled with light. The split floor plan situates the master suite and three bedrooms upstairs, along with an extra room over the garage that can be used for multiple purposes. Downstairs, you can opt for a sunroom, downstairs bedroom, or media room in place of an expansive covered patio. This sort of layout allows for family members to retreat to their bedrooms, away from the noise and activity transpiring downstairs.  

The Signature model is even more suitable for families who need up to six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The diversified floor plan features a gourmet kitchen, complete with a center island, combined with a breakfast nook that leads into a covered patio for a fluid, open atmosphere that makes socializing and sharing spaces easier and more convenient. In addition to a two-car garage, families can select between a media room, sun room, or screen porch if they don’t need an additional downstairs bedroom.


Selecting the standard floor plan for you

Before you choose the floor plan you want for your new house in the Chesapeake area, think about your current needs – including family size, accessibility requirements, and how often you entertain guests – along with your future plans – such as when you intend to sell the place, if you desire to start a home business, or if you anticipate expanding your family with children or by caring for aging parents.

Standard floor plans from Kroll Residential are a great starting point for choosing your ideal house. Once you’ve picked your desired floor plan, we can help you identify opportunities for customization to create the most conducive setting for your personal lifestyle. Learn more about our new construction home buying process.