AMENITY BY ROOM
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.
An island or peninsula with a 12–16-inch countertop overhang that provides enough room for meals and place settings.
A small freight elevator to transport food or heavy items between floors.
A wide open kitchen with room for a dining table.
A secondary kitchen located either outside or in a basement.
An area adjoining a bedroom providing a private place to dress which may include storage islands, seating and built-in dressing tables with mirrors.
PORCHES, DECKS & PATIOS
A covered porch or deck located near the kitchen or dining room.
A porch that extends across the front and often on the sides of the house.
A deck is an outdoor wood platform adjoining a house that is built elevated from the ground.
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.
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.
A recessed area in the wall that is used to display decorative items or ornaments.
GREAT ROOMS & LIVING ROOMS
A keeping room serves as a cozy second living room and is connected to the kitchen area.
A hearth room is also a second living rooms connected to the kitchen area with the addition of a fireplace.
A cross between a porch and a patio that is furnished as an outdoor living room.
Atriums are spaces that feature banks of large windows several stories high that create a feeling of space and light.
A window over the kitchen sink that may sometimes include an area for plants.
A loft or finished attic space that is sometimes located over the garage.
A room or area that can be used for multiple purposes as the situation requires.
A rotunda is a round room that is usually adorned with a dome. Inner rotundas often serve as a dramatic enclosure for circular staircases.
The attractiveness of the exterior of a house as viewed from the street.
A roofed protrusion on the sloped side of a roof which is commonly used to increase headroom and light in the attic.
Houses with one or more steps up to the front entrance.
A small circular tower built into the exterior wall of a house.
A covered passageway for vehicles near the entrance of a house.
A cold room is a cool place for storing fruits and vegetables in the fall and winter and is usually located in the basement.