As originally designed, the “Corbett” (plan #42104) home plan shows a covered porch off the kitchen and nearby bathroom, perfect for backyard pool parties. But, with a roof overhead and adjoining bathroom, converting that outdoor living space into a main floor bedroom is a relatively easy change. Plus, there’s still room off the eating area to access the back yard.

Alternatively, some homeowners would prefer a home office or den rather than an added bedroom. The bottom line–such covered outdoor spaces are a “natural” opportunity for additional finished living space when you are evaluating home plans for their sustainability for you and your household!

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