As a young family, you want a new construction home that gives you space to grow and breathe as well as family spaces for sharing time. Many of the new home floor plans for young families being constructed in Northern California set boundaries with personal retreats as well as provide flex space for family bonding and entertaining. According to an article by the Washington Post, some of the trends in newly built homes include a large great room, casual dining, family room and kitchen as the hub. A formal living room or two-story family room is no longer in demand. When touring new home models, look for a few key characteristics in the home design to suit your family’s needs.
The first floor
New home floor plans for young families often include two or three levels of living space. The first floor may have a porch, den and bedroom with bath or an optional over-sized bedroom. Having a master bedroom suite on a separate level provides privacy for out-of-town visitors, teenagers or a couple. For people who work at home, a den on the first floor may be ideal. Another option is to buy a home that has a great room and kitchen on the main floor for family time. When the children come home from school, they can sit down to relax or help cook dinner.
The second floor
The second floor of a 3-story home may be the center of the home designed for family gatherings, socializing and entertaining. Look for a floor plan that includes a kitchen that opens to the dining and living area. A deck off the living area is a bonus for entertaining. Another option is to have the some bedrooms on the second floor as well as some on a third floor.
The third floor
New home floor plans for young families often take into consideration couples with newborns or small children. A third level with a master bedroom suite as well as second bedroom with private bathroom is ideal for parents who want to keep an eye on a younger child. Other floor plans may provide bedrooms for parents on the second floor and bedrooms as well as retreat space for children on the third floor.
Part of the fun of buying a new construction home as a young family is to figure out who is going to have which bedroom. Some parents prefer to have a bedroom on the top floor, while others rather be on the lowest level near the entryway to the home. Because every family is different, builders create options.
Trumark Homes is building 43 spacious single-family new homes at Momentum at Pace in Milpitas, California. The homes range in square feet from 2,250 – 2,497 with three or four bedrooms and three and a half baths. The prices start in the mid-$900,000s.
If you are considering buying new in Milpitas, San Jose and Silver Lake, California, please contact us.