Brand new, Jagoe Homes are designed with the homeowner in mind! Every design concept is carefully laid out to make living in your home simple. Open concept design is seen in many Jagoe home plans. This type of high-functioning design focuses on the elimination of barriers, such as walls and doors, that traditionally separated distinct functional areas.
Combining common living spaces – the kitchen, living room and dining room – to a single great room, allows for an easy flow of family time. Our Vice President of Architecture, Paul DiGiorgio, and his team use spatial planning to map out a homeowner’s everyday life in a Jagoe Home.
Right from the start I’m considering some of the most traveled paths, like from the garage to the kitchen, and trying to position spaces for the easiest route. I consider the buyer profile for that particular floor plan and how that can lead to design decisions that impact how spaces are positioned. Carrying a lot of groceries all the way across the house for a large family would not be pleasant, when a more thoughtful design should have prevailed.
Open Concept Design
A room cannot be considered high-functioning if navigating is a hassle. When designing your Jagoe Home, make sure that there aren’t any obstacles obstructing pathways and that the distance between structures is comfortable enough to walk through or around.
When designing a kitchen in particular, certain measurement guidelines must be followed in order to provide a seamless experience for the homeowner. The distance between countertops, appliances and the sink are important when designing your dream home.
Most current trends still follow open concept design. Plus, we like to put the most square footage into the most used spaces whenever possible. If I can position spaces to eliminate a long hallway, that becomes square footage that is better used in the core living space instead. Again, buyer profile will help guide me when a plan might need some space sectioned off from the open concept design.
However, some homeowners still choose to maintain boundaries. If you work from home, you may prefer a more private home office away from the noise of the great room. Or you may choose to place your “command center” near the kitchen for maximum efficiency, since families spend most of their time in the kitchen.
In the Kitchen with Jagoe Homes
Placing Outlets and Switches
Jagoe homeowners have the option to add additional outlets and switches in their home, but each floorplan is already optimally designed for high-functioning living. When designing your home, the homeowner needs to think about furniture and TV placement in a room. Cable and electrical outlets will need to be placed in specific places on the wall depending on how they wants the space to flow.
Whenever possible we try to place outlets in best locations for the most typical furniture arrangements. Working with our Design & Merchandising Manager, Amelia Laster, AKBD, often helps us know what those placements should be. Switches also consider the traffic patterns to include common sense locations when code might not require a switch.
Home Office Options
With more and more remote opportunities available today, homeowners are in need of a dedicated workspace.
Our Design & Merchandising Manager, Amelia Laster, AKBD, incorporates home office design into Jagoe Model Homes. We’ve given three examples of these home office designs and let Amelia elaborate on each one.
The great thing about our Patriot Craftsman floorplan is the option to convert the front living room into a statement foyer, office and additional storage space. This home office stands out because it is somewhat disconnected from the rest of the home.
For those that find themselves in a position where they may need to hold client meetings from home, this home office option offers an atmosphere of professionalism. Upon entering the foyer, you see only the foyer and office space, so the chaos of home is hidden from view, while the additional storage (accessible from the office) can be used for office storage, a refreshment center for clients, or whatever the homeowner needs. The options are endless!
A homeowner may decide that an extra bedroom can be converted into a home office. This is becoming more common in home design.
Our National Craftsman is a crowd favorite for many reasons, but it also offers the perfect set up to be able to work in a dedicated space while keeping an eye on the kids during remote learning.
The secondary bedrooms in this home are large enough that you can easily set up a room for two if needed and use the 4th and smallest bedroom as a home office space and the larger loft area can be set up for learning.
The Revolution Craftsman plan places the home office in the rear of the home instead of at the entry, like the Patriot Craftsman plan.
Another floorplan we offer with a dedicated, first floor office space is our Revolution. Where others have placement off the foyer, the Revolution stands out with the office located at the back of the home, tucked away into its own private space.
It is also the perfect location for a home management, “command center” space or craft room, with the room being easily accessible from the garage with the powder bath adjacent.
An energy efficient Jagoe Home begins with intelligent design, quality construction, and generations of working to exceed our own standards of excellence. Jagoe Homes committed to all the practices it takes to build truly energy efficient homes, and we work closely with RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) to achieve great ratings from that organization.
HERS® (Home Energy Rating System) INDEX
*Based on the US Department of Energy definition of HERS index of 130. This information presented for educational purposes only. Savings are average estimates based on Jagoe Homes’ top five selling plans. Savings will vary based on house type, orientation, house size, utility rates, climate and operations of the home.
The lower a home scores on RESNET’S HERS (Home Energy Rating) Index, the more energy efficient it is. A standard new home that’s built to meet the 2006 IECC will score a HERS Index of 100. New Jagoe homes score an average of 62, making them at least 38% more efficient than a standard new home and at least 68% more efficient than a used home.
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