Two Story Design Ideas
Home Office Space - A two story modular home offers the opportunity of converting a formal dining room or living room into a home office. The advent of the great room has minimized the need for formal living spaces. With the formal dining or living room used as a home office, the space is separated from the main living area in the rear of the home's plan. This is especially true with center hall two story colonial floor plans.
No Open Foyers - Many two story floor plans have grand open foyer that is has sixteen foot high ceilings. This space can be utilized by adding a ceilng and floor in the foyer adding living space space to the second floor.
Second Floor Laundries - The additional space gained by eliminating the open foyer by adding a ceiling and floor system is a an excellent place to locate a laundry on the second floor. Foyers in two story homes are often located in the center of the home making a convenient room for Laundry and linen storage. When the laundry is on the first floor or the basement, doing laundry can be a major chore and time waster.
MasterSuite on First Floor - Designing your two story home with a first floor master suite is easiliy accomplished with your modular home builder showing your plans. Another way to create a "custom" two story floor plan with a master suite on the first floor is to start looking at larger Cape Cod floor plans.
Playrooms and Recreatation Rooms - Larger two story homes often have space on the second floor that can be utilized as a play room or recreation room. This can be accomplished by eliminating the walls and doors for the fourth bedroom. By adding a recreational space on the second floor, your septic system will be able to be smaller and cost less.