Innovations make home functional

Saturday June 15, 2002

Bright innovations, including a resource center and lots of built-ins, lend functionality to this home, Plan K-22, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network. Its floor plan has 1,616 square feet of living space. 

A deep front porch provides an outdoor-relaxation haven. Inside the foyer, a focal-point fireplace draws guests into the living room which has a TV niche. If receiving clients at home is your plan, a brightly lighted resource center off the foyer offers an area well suited for that purpose 

Open to the living room, the dining room and kitchen share a passthrough bar, which is handy for parties as well as daily meal service. A built-in desk is a spot for paying bills or planning menus, while a French door in the dining room provides passage to the backyard. 

Down a hall, the master suite — including its private bath — and two secondary bedrooms are in proximity to a utility room with laundry facilities. 

Lockers in the mudroom provide much-needed storage for anyone entering the home through the two-car garage. 

K-22 DETAILS: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Main floor: 1,616 sq. ft. Total living area: 1,616 sq. ft. Garage: 437 sq. ft. Exterior Wall Framing: 2x4 Foundation Options: Slab 

For a study plan of this house, including general information on building costs and financing, send $5 to House of the Week, PO Box 1562, New York, NY 10116-1562. Be sure to include the plan number. Downloadable study plans and construction blueprints for this plan and for hundreds of past Houses of the Week are available at www.houseoftheweek.com.