Two homes have the same square footage yet one seems much larger than the other. Why? The difference is what we call Sight Lines. Sight Lines are what you see from any given point in the home, whether you’re standing in a doorway or seated in a room.
As you move through your new home, it’s far more interesting to get a preview of what’s to come with subtle hints of the spaces beyond than to be cut off from the rest of the home. Stand at the kitchen island and look around. Good Sight Lines take in the breakfast nook windows, the family room fireplace and sidelight windows in the foyer.
The success of a floor plan isn’t judged by how it looks when you’re standing still or seated. The key ingredient of a great floor plan is how you move through it. Rather than hallways, our plans use other rooms as passageways. It makes rooms seem larger and improves Sight Lines.
We design homes with traffic patterns in mind that do not interfere with the intended use of the room. And, we don’t settle for just one way into the kitchen, the heart of the home. The more ways in the merrier. A good rule of thumb is three ways in, minimum.
While we love the thought of you moving into a new David Weekley home, we also take special pride in how easily you’ll move through it. We consider good traffic patterns a fundamental element of our floor plans and another way your new home lives as good as it looks.
There are times when even the closest of families need their privacy. The best plans keep the Owner’s Retreat at a comfortable distance from noisier parts of the home to create a true sanctuary for the parents.
Sometimes the goal is togetherness, which is why our designs featured public zones that flow effortlessly together. Kitchens open to the Family Room and dining room, making it as easy to chat with your guest as it is to get dinner on the table.
Aside from the practical benefits of fresh air and natural light, properly placed windows create a relationship with the exterior environment that enhances the indoor experience as well.
Windows can take a home from drab to dramatic in the blink of an eye. Used in the right number and proportion, windows breathe life into a new home and make the difference between an inviting space and a dreary one.
Windows & Light also play a significant role in a room's perceived size, transforming a dark, claustrophobic space into an open, cheerful gathering place. Whether it’s a sunroom that brings the outside in or the scenic vista from the privacy of your Owner’s Retreat, the appropriate use of Windows & Light are fundamental to good interior design and help your new house feel like a home.