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Home Layout, Floor Plan For Better Living Design | Maine Home Building.

Home Layout, Floor Plan For Better Living Design | Maine Home Building.

When spring is in the air, thoughts turn to real estate vacand land, house building on  lots in Maine.

The changing where Mickey’s little hand is at always leads to dreams of building homes on Maine land. The pick up in calls, emails, office visits of Maine building lot buyers that  come in.

Building to get what you want in a house floor plan, the maximum for your square footage in the new Maine home.

It is usually from experience.

When you roll to the side, secure with something heavy the house blueprints or home grown house design floor plan. What’s inside and out of the design. Of what you liked where you have lived and all that you did not.

Poured into the scouring over the detailed floor plan sets for the contractors.

That are assembled, invited to the house building party exercise on your Maine land.To get a home, what is needed at this stage or season of your life. Doing lots, some or nothing on your own. It’s your wallet or purse right?

The right floor plan for your new home in Maine changes because your life does.

The number of people under that roof, how you use what is inside and outside those four walls comes into serious consideration.

 Your lifestyle is supported and enhanced by the right floor of the rooms or maybe it is all about combining the living space. For areas, not rooms to make it less boxy, more open and airy.

Had a Maine farm buyer looking over an Aroostook County property listing this past Saturday afternoon.

And he is a builder of sorts. Was mentioning a “barefoot floor plan”. The thought of barefoot can suggest lots of things. washington county lighthouse photo

You can think of the feet when you are a kid and the feel of grass in your feet.

Hopefully not what the famlily animal or barnyard critters left in the tall grass.

To discover with a squeeshy feeling.

Or in a home, around construction, to worry about how old is your last tetanus shot?

Getting lock jaw, infection from stepping on a rusty nail in that “bare foot floor plan” housing can be concerning.

Basically it was described tome that a barefoot housing floor plan is simply access to the outdoors from each of the living areas. Lots of exterior doors.

That the barefoot housing floor plan incorporates outdoor living to support, enhance the inside design and use of the home that reflects, satisfies your needs best.

Probably makes insurance companies happy with all those ways to get in and out too should their be a fire. But google “barefoot floor plan’ and not much for a wikipedia or other buzz happens around the term I had not heard before.

Plenty of vacation places that use the term “barefoot” though. Barefoot is a nice term concept. Sometimes associated with being pregnant too. And foot loose and fancy free maybe not a care in the World? Take off the shoes, loosen the ties. Your floor plan for housing can make a big difference in the comfortable feel of your life. How you use the space around you. maine lake ducks photo

Open living concept, now that happens a lot in new construction house floor plans.

Not in an old Maine farm house or Victorian though.

Because those house designed need the interior walls for support and design.

So chainsawing, using a sawsall to open them up could result in someone hollering very loudly “TIMBBBBBbbber”.

House of cards collapse happening. And the asking “anyone hurt, still in the house rubble?”

What is open living, open concept living when talking about the floor plan of the house space?

It is an open approach to building without lots or any inside walls to define the space. But using the placement of furniture to create the where the dining room stops, the kitchen starts or living room begins.

So the whole family can be together under the one roof. No matter which “room” that is really now an “area” they are in.

No long dark hallways wasting space. Not a lot of doors to rooms other than bedrooms, the bathroom. Combining the living space into one big area for a bigger bang of openess, lots of natural lighting. Rather than wasting the floor plan living space in a bunch of individual rooms.maine loons photo

We have lots of land in Maine of all sizes, prices, locations.

And developing the land, to maximize the use of it.

And to get through the hurdles of soil tests for septic systems and side line set backs.

All part of the “can I help you.” But the layers of players, all the stiff regulations of folks we talk with out of state is missing.

Building a 100′ feet back from the waterfront. Making sure your water well for drinking and the septic system are a 100′ apart. Both are common sense and being good stewards of the land, protecting your health.

But if you are thinking lots of arm wrestling with HOA (home owner associations) and permit for this, license for that stop and go delays, relax.

Whew. You made it to Maine and in small town living, no one is out to bust your chops.

Or make it more difficult than it needs to be. Build what you want, do lots yourself but before hooking up the wiring, plumbing, have someone licensed give it the once over. Maine is still big on DIY and barter of services.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

207.532.6573 |  [email protected]  | 

MOOERS REALTY 69 North Street Houlton Maine 04730


Andrew Mooers

Welcome to our Maine real estate website. I am the father of four grown children, have listed, marketed, sold properties for over forty years. Lots of changes in the real estate industry over that many decades and daily we re-invent our job. I grew up on a Maine farm that I bought from by three older brothers. My youngest son continues in the tradition on that same Maine farm. Here to help with property searches for homes, farms, land, waterfront, multi housing rentals, small mom and pop business listings.

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