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The Best New Home Floor Plans for Growing Young Families

Posted by John Graziose

Mon, Jul 5, 2021 @ 12:07 PM

The Best New Home Floor Plans for Growing Young Families

Size isn’t the only consideration when choosing a home. Sometimes, larger homes actually feel less spacious than smaller ones due to an inefficient floor plan. If you expect your family to grow, one of these floor plans may be perfect for you.

Completely Open

Open floor plans make it easy to keep an eye on the kids when you’re cooking, cleaning, or relaxing on the couch. When the National Association of Home Builders surveyed home buyers about their floor plan preferences, most wanted an open floor plan. Among the home buyers surveyed:


  •  85% said they wanted the kitchen and dining room to flow together
  • 79% wanted an open kitchen/family room area
  • 70% preferred an open dining/family room

If an open floor plan is high on your list of must-haves for your new home, Gerber’s ranch floor plan may be ideal for you. The home’s kitchen, dining area, and great room are completely open, creating one large space for relaxing and entertaining. The single-level, 1640-square-home plan includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms located along a hallway off the great room.


Dedicated Home Office

Among the many lessons, we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic was the importance of the home office. When the lockdowns began, people created makeshift offices in the dining room, kitchen, bedroom, or basement. Unfortunately, as the weeks wore on, it became clear that spending the entire day working on the kitchen table or in a dark, damp basement was less than ideal.

Not surprisingly, a home office was added to many buyers’ wish lists for new homes. According to Clever’s 2021 millennial homebuyer report, 31% of home buyers prefer a home with an office. Whether you’ll be working remotely for the foreseeable future or only need a space to work from home occasionally, a comfortable, quiet home office will make it much easier to finish projects, make calls, or meet with clients. 

Our Anaheim floor plan offers a 12’ by 12’ study just off the two-story foyer. Close the doors when you need a little peace and quiet to concentrate, then open them when it’s okay for the kids to pop in and visit. The 2103-square-foot floor plan offers three spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a kitchen with a large island, and a great room with a fireplace.

Room to Expand

Does your family need extra space for playrooms, bedrooms, craft rooms, or storage? You won’t have to move to get more room if your home offers space for expansion. Although you may think that your family is complete now, you could always change your mind in a year or two. Even if your family size doesn’t change, an extra room could offer a private space for your teenager or serve as a guest room when your family visits.

AldenThe Alden is one of several Gerber floor plans that feature a bonus room over the garage. Finish the 236-square-foot space when you build your home, or leave it unfinished and use it for storage until you need it. The Alden also includes a first-floor study, second-floor laundry room, and a generously sized master bedroom suite with a huge walk-in closet.

Having trouble finding the perfect plan for your new home? One of our floor plans just may be the ideal option for you. Take a look at our floor plans page, then get in touch with us when you’ve chosen your favorite.

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