We’re often asked to describe what makes a great floor plan. While there is no single answer that works for everyone, we’ll use the Oakridge home plan to point out some of the most-wanted features in new homes.

garage bench lockers

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A garage that’s big enough for storage. The Oakridge’s garage is 26-feet deep-plenty of space for long-term storage items.

There’s a rear foyer entry from the garage. You don’t step directly into living space. Add the optional bench/lockers and drop zone to the sizable coat closet for a pampering sense of arrival.

At least two routes in and out of the kitchen. The optional kitchen island really helps define traffic flow.

Open floor plan. This home’s kitchen/dining/family room flow effortlessly. (view the Oakridge floor plan with optional layouts)

Flex space. Though labeled “office”, the front room is well-secluded, making it ideal for other uses.

Main floor guest room. With its walk-in closet and direct bathroom access, you may have trouble getting guests to leave!

Main floor owner’s suite. Why climb steps to go to bed if you don’t have to?

Secondary bedrooms well removed. For privacy.

Great closets. The secret to an organized life.