Flexibility of Floor Plan Designs by The Harder Organization

The Harder Organization located in Dallas, Texas is seeing a strong demand from our production home builder clients to provide greater flexibility with their floor plan designs.  Today’s clients are now wanting us to design homes to meet the demands for individual home buyers with various lifestyles.  First time buyer, move up market, empty nesters, millenials, growing family and dual income no kids all designed under one floor plan concept.  To achieve a greater market target.  For instance, a single story design, three bedrooms, two baths can have the flexibility of expanding the floor plan design to a two story with three bedrooms up, two baths, game room.  This now allows the single story three bedroom house to convert to a master bedroom down in lieu of the two bedrooms at first floor level convert one of the secondary bedrooms to a home office and the other secondary bedroom to a formal dining space.  Another example is designing a floor plan with a two car garage allowing a third car option add on to the design.  This will target a move up market or growing family.  Versatility is an important tool in product development and marketing.  Designing homes today now require no wasted space with the initiative to have the flexibility to either or have add on square footage within the floor plan design or have the ability to reconfigure the existing square footage by re-configuring the floor plan designs for the ability to re-use the space.  Some of the things that we are experiencing in our firm in product development of the floor plan designs is having the ability to have additional bedrooms, mother in law suite, guest bedroom at first floor, formal dining rooms, home offices and media spaces.  Have to have the ability to offer this in one floor plan design.  A new generational design of homes today is that we are seeing an interest to allow alternative space with separate access to the space for privacy which allows the home owner to rent this space out for additional income.