Many of our clients here at The Harder Organization are some of the top largest production home builders nationwide. For these clients, we have to be innovative in design by allowing greater flexibility for the use of the floor plan design. For instance, many of our spaces such as formal dining rooms can be converted to a media space that is close to the kitchen. With emphasis on a larger eating area in the kitchen that allows the home to offer one dining with a media room. Many of the fourth bedrooms can be converted to home offices. Our kitchens are designed to provide slide in appliances or built in appliances. This allows the builder to have greater flexibility in pricing of the homes. Additionally some of the homes we design will have a two story great room(family room) and above it we will allow an option to floor that space in for a media room upstairs. In this particular case we will provide designs to allow step-up into the media room as much as two feet that allows the great room below to have a two foot higher ceiling than the standard first floor ceiling.
Our homes are designed with swing space options which does not impact the existing square footage. In some cases we have expanded square footage options. For example, we can add an expanded 5th bedroom and bathroom which adds additional square footage the base square footage of the home. Three car tandem garage allows additional square footage within the base squre footage of the house. A home buyer can buy a two car garage and incorporate the third car tandem space with alternative living square footage of the house.
The Harder Organization is experiencing with our clients now is to help minimize floor plan designs for volume builders but allow for different finish outs to meet the prices for each community.