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Suggestions for rural one-story layout?

Stacy R
5 years ago
last modified: 5 years ago

I've been designing our forever home for years, and after many renditions this is what I have so far. My concern is that it's over-sized (overpriced) for our needs. I definitely see opportunities to eliminate wasted space, specifically in the front hallway, hall bath, and deck space. The issue is reducing these spaces without throwing off the symmetry of the plan which is extremely important to me. Ideally, I'd like to get the main level down to 2200-2400 sq. ft. and it's currently at 2677. I'd also like to improve the work triangle so the refrigerator wasn't so far from the sink, but I'd like to keep the sink in front of a window.


2 adults, 1 six year old child. Rural farm setting, one-story with walkout basement, scenic view and walkout basement on back side of house.


  • Not-so-open concept kitchen with room for congregating and cooking space.
  • Formal dining space.
  • Bathroom with shower near garage/rear entrance.
  • Master suite on main level
  • 1 Standard bedroom/office on main level
  • 1-2 bedrooms in basement
  • Large mudroom for farm clothes and boots
  • Symmetrical

Advice welcome!

Thank you!

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