01:47PM | 11/16/13
Member Since: 11/16/13
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Sometime in the near future i'm wanting to design a home for my large family who are spread out all over the place and want to make a place just for them if they ever decide they want to visit. My idea I have right now is there would be 3 floors a basement 1st floor and second floor. The basement would have 3 areas a game room a gym area and at the end would be a study/library and somewhere in there I would put a bathroom in there. 1st floor would have the dining area family room and another bathroom maybe have a study on the 1st floor and kitchen.And the second floor would have all the bedrooms. Other idea is to split the rooms have 5 bedrooms on the 1st and 5 on the 2nd. Could split it even more and remove the study in the basement and put 2 bedrooms instead. Could also instead of having the game room in the basement move it up to the 1st floor.

David, Moderator

05:08PM | 11/16/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
210 lifetime posts
How many family members at one time do you think might visit? That'll help guide how marge your space should be.


06:37PM | 11/16/13
That's the thing we're family oriented so all 10 of them would be there

Duane, Moderator

08:05PM | 11/17/13
Member Since: 11/14/13
87 lifetime posts
The Standard design criteria for home design is 800 square foot for 2 people and then 200 square foot for each additional person for living. You will need to decide what design you want, I would recommend at least 1 bedroom on the second floor, or main living floor and 4 on third floor with a entertainment area in the basement with areas you can have temporary beds. if your guest are short term that will work, you could also entertain the idea of bunk beds in all but the master bedroom. I also highly recommend to invest in multiple bathrooms. A large kitchen open to a great room would also be beneficial.

I hope this helps.

Duane Cotton expert moderator


09:14PM | 11/18/13
Member Since: 11/16/13
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So a minimum of at least 2400 square feet and I was planning on putting a bathroom on each floor and basement and the 1st floor is going to be open well at least the family room and kitchen. The only thing that's not going to be open is the study the bedrooms and the bathroom


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