The Promenade Plan, A Bungalow Home
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The Promenade Plan
Front and Side Porch
Tapered columns can be found on the front stoop with a porthole window (one that is circular, much like those on ships and boats) above the arch. The stoop or porch is roomy enough for a plant that adores the light and perhaps an umbrella stand. Then, on the right side of the Promenade plan, you will notice additional tapered columns for the covered porch, which is also accessible by a door in the foyer. In case you need a moment alone, outside.
Next, on the left side of the home, you will find the three-car garage, with a single bay and then a double one, giving you plenty of room to store your vehicles. Don’t have three cars but you do have a hobby? Well, then you have found the perfect place to store your wood-working or gardening tools. Be sure to add storage cabinets along the walls- they will fit even with the additional vehicle.
The Promenade Plan- First Floor
First, you enter the Promenade using the door in the far right corner of the garage. To your left, you will find the laundry room. Countertops, a utility sink and space for your stackable washer and dryer make this room highly functional. Choosing a different arrangement of your large appliances will result in a minimal loss of space for folding clothes, and may suit you better.
Then, the master suite is only steps away. Stepping out of the laundry room, you will find a door on your left that takes you directly into the master bedroom. A slight bump-out at the rear of the room and a tray ceiling that draws your eyes upward- both add to the elegance of the room.
The Promenade Plan: Master Bath and Walk-in Closet
Stepping into the master bath suite and looking towards the back of the house, you will discover the pentagonal-shaped walk-in shower in the right corner and the drop-in tub in the left corner. There is a single sink on the right wall, with storage space to the left, and another sink on the left side with room for a vanity. A privacy door separates the toilet from the bath. Finally, you enter the walk-in closet, an area that is nearly as large as your master bath. (If you need organizing tips, check here-and these colorful closet dividers are awesome!).
Foyer and Dining Room
The groin vault ceiling in the foyer welcomes you to the Promenade. (Like the Boddington Plan, this one also has a finish that simulates venetian plaster) A closet right before the stairs allows you to drop off outerwear or to store extra shoes, handbags or even baskets to hold those odds and ends.
Then, to the left, you will find first, the bar, and secondly, the powder room. Walk through the bar, (with counter space to fix your favorite libations, plus a sink for washing up), and you will enter the formal dining room, which faces the front of the home. Add a large dining table, comfortable chairs and lively conversation- the perfect combination for a relaxing evening.
Great Room and Kitchen
The great room can be entered from the foyer or through a door that accesses the front covered porch. Inside this capacious room, a fireplace is centered along the outside right wall, with shelves on either side to display family photos or artifacts from recent travels.
The great room, kitchen and breakfast rooms all open to each other. Inside the kitchen, an L-shaped peninsula on the right side provides a place for seating, as well as a view of the kitchen and great room. A double sink and dishwasher make cleanup easy. The Promenade Plan also has a large kitchen island in the center of the kitchen, with another sink. Major appliances are placed conveniently (refrigerator behind and stovetop/oven to the left of the island). One last thing- an overflow of favorite food items (I’m thinking maybe too many boxes of those Frosted Cinnamon PopTarts, if that’s possible) could be stashed in the closet that is right around the corner.
The Promenade Plan: Breakfast Room and Rear Porch
Your breakfast room looks out over the backyard, and a door on the right leads you to the rear porch. This one is covered, too, so your outdoor furniture is protected except for truly blustery days. Backyard living could easily be extended by adding a patio with grill, as seen in the photo below (rear elevation).
The Promenade Plan- Second Floor
The Loft and Bedroom Suites
When you arrive upstairs, a cozy loft invites you to sit down and curl up with a fuzzy blanket and a book before retreating to the bedroom. Each bedroom suite has its own bath. Let’s begin on the right; the second bedroom suite faces the rear of the home and has a walk-in closet. Its bath has a single sink and shower/bathtub combination. Then, across the hall, the third bedroom suite has the same arrangement, with the exception of a reach-in closet rather than walk-in. Finally, the fourth bedroom suite has the same arrangement as the second one, with the exception that it faces the front of the home.
The Bonus Room, Storage and Recreation Room
The bonus room in The Promenade Plan is on the far left of the house. A few steps up and you are in a room that is so versatile that Pinterest pages and websites are dedicated to how you can make the most of this space. At the end of the room, making it even more functional, is a storage room, nearly 110 square feet that is indispensable. Promise. Finally, the recreation room is at the far right of the second floor. It has almost 290 square feet and shares the same social media notoriety as to its multiple uses. Storage for your exercise equipment? A billiards table or table tennis? And so many more.
The Promenade Plan- Conclusion
As was previously mentioned, professionals make their products look easy to assemble- but then, that’s why they are the professionals. Trust Living Concepts Home Plans for your next house design. They will take the time to go in-depth with what you are looking for in a home. To purchase this plan, be sure to look on the right side for the green button that says add to cart. Then, you will have taken the first step to making this bungalow home yours!