by Guest Contributor Raubyn Rothschild
This past year we literally saw well laid (floor) plans change before our eyes. There was not one of our projects in the planning, permit or construction phase that did not see modifications to the floor plans based on the developing consequences of the pandemic.
- Consider your current needs, yet don’t overlook future needs
- Make it functional for more than one type of use or easily adaptable as needs change
- Clever use of built-in millwork for both storage and furniture can add structure, architectural interest and help create a sense of place
- Focus on some of the overlooked or underutilized areas of the home, turning a negative into a positive, and
- Don’t overlook the outdoors; allow for electrical, gas and plumbing infrastructure in the initial phase so that there’s flexibility to further develop the area when ready.