By Courtney Pittman
Tired of (literally) bumping into family members in your home throughout the day? Avoid repeating this pattern by choosing a home design with a bright open layout. These traffic-free house plans feature layouts that are spacious, efficient, and effortless. Embracing wide open spaces, this design concept can make even the smallest space feel brighter and bigger. Traffic-free house plans boast a style that is uncomplicated and livable – putting those bad traffic patterns to rest. Whether you’re building a small home or a larger residence, a traffic-free house plan will maximize space and provide an organic flow from room to room. These smart home designs make entertaining a breeze by promoting a modern sense of relaxation and casual living. Say goodbye to road rage and HELLO to easy-living with these traffic-free house plans.
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Poised to show off a beautiful location, this elegant home design (plan928-318, the Elmwood from Visbeen Architects) offers open living spaces, abundant views, and a versatile lower level. The kitchen island (pictured above) invites relaxed entertaining, with a rounded side that allows for even more seating. Downstairs, visitors and family members will enjoy their generous bedrooms, fun game area, and a cool snack bar hangout. Above the garage, the spacious office creates a quiet work haven.
Other smart details inside this traffic-free Craftsman style home design include: lockers (handy to stash backpacks or pet supplies) near the garage and side porch, a big walk-in closet in the master suite, and a versatile den near the front.
This sweet cottage (plan406-9654) gives you old-fashioned curb appeal and a very modern, open layout inside. The island kitchen flows into the living room, so it’s easy to hang out with family and friends while putting the finishing touches on dinner.
All the bedrooms reside to the right side of the floor plan (away from the main living areas) for extra privacy. The master suite includes two large closets and a five-piece bathroom. A spacious laundry room keeps chaos at bay, while a rear patio makes relaxing easy.
It’s all about relaxing on the porch with lovely modern farmhouse design (plan120-261). But which porch? That’s the question, since you’ve got a huge wraparound porch that goes all the way from the front to both sides, and then a terrace/barbecue porch in back with a chic fireplace for outdoor fun.
Inside, a traffic-free floor plan awaits you with an easy and open layout throughout the main living areas. Owners will enjoy the privacy of their main-floor master suite (with dual sinks and a walk-in closet). Need room for storage? Stay organized during busy transitions with the handy mudroom just off the two-car garage and rear porch.
Plan 430-191 is a super chic farmhouse that has us drooling. Clean and spacious, this traffic-free house plan offers an open layout, a spacious walk-in pantry, rear porch (with optional outdoor kitchen), generous bedrooms, and tons of storage options.
Check out the private main level master suite’s big walk-in closet, which opens to both a safe room and the laundry room for extra security and convenience. Each secondary bedroom also boasts a walk-in closet, with linen storage in the nearby hallway. Don’t miss the spacious workshop in the garage.
Smart design choices make this ranch style house plan (plan70-1477) live large. The open floor plan between the kitchen and great room creates an easygoing flow and allows the home to feel larger than it is. A fireplace warms the great room and adds cozy charm.
Owners will enjoy their private master suite and spacious walk-in closet. Need to stay organized? Lockers just off the three-car garage provide a place to put items during busy transitions. Other highlights we love: the generous walk-in pantry and outdoor living space.
Budget-friendly and fun, plan 461-57 is a Craftsman cottage that give you a big front porch. The master suite offers a large shower, two sinks, and a walk-in closet, plus a generous bedroom. A door leads from the laundry room to the side yard, so it’s easy to take your dog for a walk.
An open floor plan creates traffic-free zones and makes the home feel bright and airy. Notice the large kitchen island (with eating bar) – perfect for casual meals. Kick back and relax on the rear porch (that features an outdoor kitchen) just off the great room.
Hello Southern charm! A spacious floor plan with an open layout between the large family room and kitchen make plan 120-260 (pictured above) feel clean and contemporary. The well-equipped kitchen provides plenty of counter space and features a generous walk-in pantry, while a dining room off to the side is perfect for formal meals.
A secluded main-level master suite is tucked away to the rear of the floor plan for extra privacy. Upstairs you will find two additional bedrooms and a game room that could be used as a home office. A bonus space above the garage would make a great guest room or extra bedroom. Good weather? Relax on the spacious verandas or balcony.
Who needs much more than a great room and a big kitchen? This modern farmhouse (plan455-208) keeps it extremely simple, but that doesn’t mean a lack of “wow” moments and traffic-free zones. A soaring ceiling in the great room combines with abundant windows for an airy feeling, with the loft overlooking this space.
Two sets of French doors lead out to the wraparound porch. The master bedroom is easy to reach on the main floor and sits next to a full bathroom. The second bedroom upstairs can hold guests, kids, or crafts.
The clean lines of this contemporary home (plan 1042-19) strike a warm balance between traditional and modern styling. Large windows provide wonderful views and plenty of natural light. A covered porch flows seamlessly into the gracious great room, creating a flow that emphasizes indoor/outdoor living. (insert living)
Generous nine foot ceilings enhance the already spacious feel of the main level, while an open dining area connects to the kitchen (pictured above) with its over-sized island (perfect for food prep and informal dining). There is also a rec room and adjoining art room (complete with a small sink and outdoor access) for creative family members. Upstairs you will find three additional bedrooms, including the master, and a second level laundry room for convenience.
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