Gender Considerations in Home Building

By Jeff K, created on 5th Aug, 2014.
Penning down the best design for home is an ambitious undertaking for home builders. Every home builder knows that the excellence of their design determines how best their building looks. For this reason every home builder must strive to be the best by adopting the best house building techniques. One of the ways to come up with excellent building plans is by integrating gender aspects in the design. Here are building tips that can help home builders to integrate gender aspects in the design.
Social and Casual Atmosphere
As a home builder, it is necessary to create a social atmosphere by designing open floor plans from the kitchen to the living room. This is of utmost importance to women because they are more social than men. In this way, women can talk with family members or guests while cooking. Men may not require an open floor plan because they prefer high levels of concentration when running their errands.
Ample Storage Space In The Kitchen
Women prefer ample storage space to keep lots of items that they buy almost on daily basis. As a home builder, it would be important to install cabinets with many built-ins such as drawer organizers, revolving shelves and pull-out shelves. For men, kitchen designs may not require a bigger space because an average man prefers eating in a hotel to cooking. However, for a married couple, the women needs should take the upper hand when designing the kitchen.
Master Bath Design
Here, it is all about pampering especially for women. Master bath requires large bathrooms with separate shower and bath area to make room for additional features such as chaise lounges. You could take it further by incorporating a television and sound system for purposes of relaxing after taking bath. Remember to install large windows to help in creating a natural bathroom setting. For men, sound system works excellently but television may not be necessary.
Laundry Room
Women spend chunks of time in the laundry room and therefore everything starting from color, space and cloth accessories must be given a special touch. Generally, laundry rooms are located in basements, a place where no woman wants to be alone. It would be necessary to plan the laundry room near the master suite or mudroom. Men often insist on privacy when it comes to laundry room designs because after all many shy away from such kind of tasks. For men, the laundry room may go to the basement or near the garage.