AMENITY BY ROOM

KITCHEN

Walk-in Pantry
Butler's Pantry

An area located just off the kitchen or dining room that is used as staging areas for serving meals and as a storage space for serveware.

Kitchen Island
Breakfast or Snack Bar Counter

An island or peninsula with a 12–16-inch countertop overhang that provides enough room for meals and place settings.

Dumbwaiter

A small freight elevator to transport food or heavy items between floors.

Breakfast Nook
Country Kitchen

A wide open kitchen with room for a dining table.

Summer Kitchens

A secondary kitchen located either outside or in a basement.

MASTER BEDROOM

Master Bathroom
Secluded Master Suite
Master Walk–In Closet
His & Her Walk-in Closets
Master Bedroom Private Deck
Master Sitting Room
Dressing Room

An area adjoining a bedroom providing a private place to dress which may include storage islands, seating and built-in dressing tables with mirrors.

Master Bedroom Fireplace
Whirlpool Tub
Main Floor Master Bedroom

PORCHES, DECKS & PATIOS

Front Entry Porches
Covered Rear Porches
Screened Porches
Grilling Porch

A covered porch or deck located near the kitchen or dining room.

Verandahs

A porch that extends across the front and often on the sides of the house.

Sundecks

A deck is an outdoor wood platform adjoining a house that is built elevated from the ground.

Covered Decks
Patios

A patio is a paved outdoor area adjoining a house that is built at ground level with materials such as concrete, pavers, stone or brick.

Covered Patios

BUILT INS

Built-in Furniture

Built in furniture is designed to be an integral part of the house and this allows it to blend seemlessly into the architecture. Shelving, benches, desks or bookcases are some of pieces used with this purposeful design element.

Niches

A recessed area in the wall that is used to display decorative items or ornaments.

Plant Ledges
Planters
Window Seats
Computer Area Rooms

GREAT ROOMS & LIVING ROOMS

Great Rooms
Family Rooms
Formal Living Rooms
Sunken Living Rooms
Lounges
Gathering Rooms
Parlors
Keeping Rooms

A keeping room serves as a cozy second living room and is connected to the kitchen area.

Hearth Rooms

A hearth room is also a second living rooms connected to the kitchen area with the addition of a fireplace.

OUTDOOR SPACES

Courtyards
Lanais

A cross between a porch and a patio that is furnished as an outdoor living room.

Sun Rooms
Built-in Outdoor Barbecues
Outdoor Fireplaces
Outdoor Kitchens
Water Features
Hot Tubs

WINDOWS

Atriums

Atriums are spaces that feature banks of large windows several stories high that create a feeling of space and light.

Bay Windows
Boxed Bay Windows
Garden Windows

A window over the kitchen sink that may sometimes include an area for plants.

Skylites

BONUS ROOMS

Bonus Rooms

A loft or finished attic space that is sometimes located over the garage.

Flex Swing Rooms

A room or area that can be used for multiple purposes as the situation requires.

Den Studies
Guest Rooms
Lofts
Second Floor Balconies
Storage Rooms
Hurricane Shelter Room

EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS

Rotundas

A rotunda is a round room that is usually adorned with a dome. Inner rotundas often serve as a dramatic enclosure for circular staircases.

Curb Appeal

The attractiveness of the exterior of a house as viewed from the street.

Dormers

A roofed protrusion on the sloped side of a roof which is commonly used to increase headroom and light in the attic.

Raised Entries

Houses with one or more steps up to the front entrance.

Turrets

A small circular tower built into the exterior wall of a house.

SAUNAS, STEAM & EXERCISE ROOMS

Steam Rooms
Saunas
Exercise Rooms

GARAGE

Covered RV Parking
Workshops
Porte Cocheres

A covered passageway for vehicles near the entrance of a house.

Recycling Holding Areas
Mudrooms

BASEMENTS

Walk-out Basements
Daylight Basements
Cold Rooms

A cold room is a cool place for storing fruits and vegetables in the fall and winter and is usually located in the basement.

Wine Cellars

FIREPLACE AND STOVES

Fireplaces
Wood Stoves