functional-floor-plans-for-your-family-legacy-beaumont-kitchen.pngWhen it comes to housing, today’s families tend to want a little bit more. Parents don’t want kids to have to share rooms. They want separate play rooms to contain the toys. They want hang-out spaces for the teenage kids and their friends. Additionally, most parents want their own little getaway in the home to escape some of the chaos that comes with having a house full of kids.

Whether you’re thinking about starting a family or are outgrowing your current space, Sterling Homes has a wide variety of options and must-have features you’re sure to want when upgrading. Each of these spacious four-bedroom homes has an ensuite bathroom, an upstairs laundry to make this chore easier, and extra rooms you can tweak to meet your needs. Consider these models in particular as you begin your search for the perfect home.

The Aurora

With over 3,000 square feet, the Aurora is one of the largest homes we offer. The kitchen has plenty of storage space with lots of cabinets. Because of the open floor plan – with the kitchen looking out over the dining room and the great room – you won’t have to worry about what the kids are doing while you cook dinner.

The Aurora also has a 3-car garage, allowing you to keep cars out of Mother Nature’s way while still offering extra storage space for bikes and outside toys. What makes this model unique is the way that the master suite is a bit further away from the other three bedrooms. This will give you some much-needed privacy, especially as the kids get older.

The Hudson 2

If you really want to be able to get it all, the Hudson 2 should be at the top of your list. Not only does the master suite have an ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet that you find in most of our homes, but it also has an additional retreat room and private deck that are only accessible through the master bedroom. This is the perfect place to have a home office or reading room – or anything that you might want to keep away from the kids.

When you add this to the bonus room and flex room, you’ll find that you have plenty of space for all the things you want to do. Eat most of your meals in the kitchen nook or make eating a more formal affair by bringing meals into the dining room. While the kitchen does open up into the great room, you’ll find that most of the rooms in this model are their own contained spaces. At nearly 2,800 square feet, this is the right home for those who prefer homes with a lot of nooks and crannies to homes with open floor plans.

functional-floor-plans-for-your-family-beaumont-bonus-room.pngThe Beaumont

At 2,400 square feet, the Beaumont might just be the perfect home for those with younger children. From the garage, you’ll enter into a large mudroom with a spacious closet for stashing various coats, boots, hats, and gloves. You’ll love the benches that make it easier to put shoes on little feet. The walk-in pantry can store lots of healthy snacks.

Turn the first-floor flex room or the second-floor bonus room into play rooms or learning centres to contain the kid clutter. The flex room even has doors you can close to hide the mess when guests drop by. The kids’ rooms are all well within earshot, so you’ll be able to keep the kids within close proximity.

The McKay

The first floor of the McKay is very open, with the kitchen, great room, and dining room all flowing together. Many families love the 7’ eating bar in the kitchen, which makes it easy for anyone to grab a quick bite on a busy morning. One of the most unique aspects of this model is that the fourth bedroom also has a walk-in closet. This could be a good choice if you have a little fashionista on your hands. Alternatively, if you don’t need four bedrooms, you could use that room as an additional play room, storing toys and games in the closet when the kids aren’t using them. The McKay also boasts 2,376 square feet and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

The Montego 5

The incredibly large walk-in closet in the master suite is what really sets the Montego 5 apart from other floor plans. There’s plenty of space for his-and-hers sections. This plan also has one of the largest flex rooms, located on the first floor. If you’ve been looking for the perfect space for a home office or an exercise room, this might be the model for you. Furthermore, the bonus room on the second floor is a bit more centrally located than the bonus rooms in other models. That makes it a good hang-out space for the whole family.

When you’re building a home, you have to think about what your family really needs and how those needs might change over the years. Tour several home models and imagine how you’ll use the space. By staying focused on the type of family life you want to have, you’ll be able to pick the model that’s right for you.