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What are some common floor plans for homes in Michigan?

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Common floor plans in Michigan incorporate national trends, including open floor plans and laundry and master bedroom suites on the first floor. Other common features mark a return to traditional architecture, such as detached garages and front porches, reports the Oakland Press.

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Open floor plans are replacing living and dining rooms with great rooms; an open space defines the kitchen and family room with a work counter or partial wall, eliminating diving walls, states Realtor Mag. Multiple master bedrooms on the main floor are also common in Michigan floor plans; connected by a single bathroom, the two rooms allow multi-generation families and houses with frequent visitors to comfortably share a living space.

Other additions in 2015 to Michigan floor plans included home offices and mud rooms. The overall size of average houses declined, from 2400 square feet to 2150 square feet, according to Wausau Homes.

The most common floor plan for modular homes in Michigan is the modular one-story home. A popular model, the Rancher, incorporates three bedrooms and two bathrooms into a traditional design with a kitchen and dining room on the side of the house. Two-story modular home floor plans place the kitchen and living room on the main level and a master bedroom and study areas on the second floor, according to Legendary Homes, Inc.

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