by Lauren Busser The House Designers Editorial Director
This Mother’s Day remember the woman who makes a house a home and surprise her with a dream house plan. There are lots of amenities that mom might be looking for in her dream home and whether she is a master chef, a great multitasker, or just the person who most deserves to live in luxury, we'll show you the things that mom is looking for in her new home. Whether she is planning for the future with bonus spaces, looking for a great kitchen, or a spectacular master suite, she deserves to be pampered this Mother’s Day.
Proper planning is crucial when purchasing your house plan. If your family is growing or you think you'll want a workshop or office space somewhere down the road, flex spaces are something to look for in your house plan. Check for finished basements, bonus rooms, and even dedicated home offices, studies or extra bedrooms for more space. Depending on your family’s lifestyle, mom may also want a dining room for entertaining.
If mom is a foodie she'll really appreciate a fabulous luxury kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of the home. Your family will dine, entertain, do homework, web surf, watch TV and just generally hang out there a lot. Consider a kitchen with a large island. These not only make a great buffet or prep area for parties but with a few bar stools they can be a social hub for cocktails or a space where kids gather with friends to chat and do homework.
Relaxing Master Suites
A master suite is a great place for mom to pamper herself. Much more than just a place to sleep and bathe, a modern master suite bathroom can be her personal spa and the bedroom can be a place for mom to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Many master suites include dedicated areas where she can recline with a book or watch TV and many are including multimedia systems and small appliances into their plans.
Modern bathrooms can be had with every luxury amenity a mom could want. Beautiful baths with rain shower heads are very popular. Tubs are still desirable but the growing trend is for the bathroom and bathtub to be in separate spaces. Jetted spa tubs are especially nice, for the luxury but also since kids love them it makes bath time more fun for them, too.
Keeping things clean and orderly is a battle for moms and mud rooms are a great way to lead the charge. Mud rooms provide storage and a place for family members to take off wet, soiled shoes and jackets and stash baseball gloves, hats, rackets etc... this helps to keep both dirt and general disarray from entering the house proper.
The laundry never stops, particularly with kids around and mom needs a dedicated laundry space to keep up. And it’s not just about having the space−the location of the space is key to making it functional. Placing the laundry room in a practical spot where she can multitask while tackling her to-do list is a must.
Walk-in closets are a must for mom. It gives her a place to have all of her favorite clothes and accessories properly arranged and stored in one spot. Closets are also important to help organize the family’s general accumulation of items. So in addition to the closets in the master suite consider linen, coat and utility closets. To wisely manage their space you might consider a DIY closet system but to give her a true dream closet see the Closet Consultants at California Closets®. They specialize in everything from reach-in to walk-in closets.
Whatever you think would be ideal for her, remember that mom works hard both in and out of the house so make sure that you take her needs and desires into account when shopping for a house plan. Remember that as important as organization and accessibility are, equally important is her ability to relax and unwind. With these things in mind you'll find perfection in the house plan dreams are made of, for your perfect mom.