If you are considering having a house built, you may want to look at a range of 4 bed 3 bath house plans. This type of a setup would accommodate a growing or established family with several children, and it would also work well for people who frequently host guests, exchange students, or AirBnB customers. Keep these three things in mind as you peruse different house plans.
Location of the Master Suite
Some people want a master suite on the first floor of the house. If you plan to age in place, a first floor master suite makes this easier. Others want a master on the same level as their children's bedrooms. Some floor plans have the master suite on one side of the house and the other bedrooms on the other side of the house. This affords more privacy.
Perhaps you want a house with two master suites. This would allow you to have an elderly relative move in with you. In this case, you may need to hone in on the floor plan options. Perhaps you want a Jack-and-Jill style in which two bedrooms access a bathroom, but there is no hallway entrance to the bathroom.
Laundry Room Location
Many homes have the laundry room close to the master suite or kitchen. A second-floor laundry room adds convenience because you would not have to haul baskets of laundry up and down one or two flights of stairs for every load. A first floor laundry may be more affordable, and putting a laundry room off of the kitchen could increase the amount of storage that you have for pantry items. First-floor laundries are also convenient for when you come home all dirty from the day.