6 Work-from-home/School-at-home Solutions

Home office with built-in shelves and French doors
Life looks different, so should your home.

When schools and businesses moved their operations online during the pandemic, we saw a huge shift in the typical American lifestyle. Video chat systems that were used minimally before became a vital part of everyday life, changing the way we work forever. Likewise, many who schooled their children at home during that time have since decided to make home schooling a permanent lifestyle change.

If you’re one of the millions looking for a new home that better fits your new lifestyle, there’s good news! We have a wide variety of floor plans with dedicated workspaces to help you find a more comfortable—and productive—new normal. As you browse the interactive floor plans and video tours on our site, be on the lookout for these features:

Study/Home Office
Many of our homes include a study or home office as an included feature or available option. Be sure to ask about ways to personalize this space with built-in shelving and home technology. Get more home office inspiration on Pinterest.
Tech Center
This built-in workspace makes a great homework station or a place to get work done without closing yourself away in a separate room. It’s included in many of our Seasons™ and Cityscape™ Collection plans and an available option in other homes.
Flex Space
A flex space can be used for a variety of purposes, including a home office, home gym or playroom! You can set up one or more desks if you have multiple people working from home or use it as a place for kids to work and play.
Loft/Rec Room
Depending on where you’re shopping, you may find two-story plans with an included or optional loft, or a finished basement with rec room space—both of which can be used as a dedicated home office or homeschooling classroom. See more of our bonus room ideas on Pinterest.
Extra Bedrooms
Even if a floor plan doesn’t have a designated home office, there may be an extra bedroom you can devote to one or more workstations. Many of our plans offer structural options, such as a study in lieu of a bedroom, for buyers who choose to build from the ground up!
Formal Dining/Living Room
Thinking your work-from-home situation might be temporary? An entertaining space like a formal dining room or living room could work as a home office or home classroom, especially if you’re having fewer gatherings anyway.

Personalization has always been at the heart of what we do. Not everyone who chooses a floor plan lives the same way. We provide flex space and structural options that are coming in handy as homebuyers reassess their needs. Contact our Homebuyer Resource Center at 888.500.7060 if you’d like one-on-one assistance from a local New Home Specialist.