Kargar Homes: Making a Large Home Livable

Sat, May 13, 2017 at 1:05PM

Kargar Homes: Making a Large Home Livable

Whether you’ve got a large family, or simply love to entertain, there’s no denying the benefits of a big home.

While you want to make the most of your large floorplan, however, you also want to ensure that your space feels like a cozy, cohesive unit. How do you it? We’re exploring Kargar’s larger floorplans as an example of how to mesh size with a sense of home and place. Take a look!

Provide easy access between spaces

One of the best ways to create a sense of cohesiveness—even in a large space—is to make getting from room to room a seamless task. This might include designing your space around a central, common feature, like a courtyard or open outdoor area where entertaining or simply walking to and fro is easy and encouraged. The Feri is one model that accomplishes exactly this. Several access points open up onto the luxurious covered patio, so it feels more like an extension of the home that unites different areas (as opposed to a singular outdoor space that’s at one end of the house). In a home with more than 6000 square feet of living space, that kind of unity is just what you need.

Unify distinct areas with common themes

Whether it’s similar architecture or, in homes like the Hemingway, eye-catching floor designs, common stylistic motifs can be repeated throughout your space to link together different areas of your home. Your kitchen might be on the opposite end of your home as, say, your main living room—but that doesn’t mean the two spots have to feel disjointed visually. Design and décor choices that carry out a common theme or message throughout the home add a sort of flow to your space, a connectedness that family and friends are sure to feel.

Embrace open spaces

We’ve all seen those old mystery movies and cartoons, where large mansions are made mysterious and hard-to-navigate thanks to winding hallways and passageways that are easy to miss.

Those features may be fun for the movies, but in your Kargar home, we’ve opted for a friendlier, more open atmosphere. There’s plenty of space to spread out and relax in your own environment, but in larger homes (like the Hemingway or 2017 Parade of Homes title, the Vida) you will never feel closed off or far removed from a friendly face or access to the kitchen, family room, or other communal spaces.

We hope that these tips help you get the most out of your home!

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