Designing Sleeping Zones in Your New Timber Framed Home

Check out our guides to designing working, living, bath, kitchen, parking, and storage zones.

Adequate sleep plays a huge role in our health or lack thereof, which is why it is important to consider where to place the bedrooms in the design of your new timber frame home.

Analyze Your Habits

If you are a morning person who loves to rise with the sun, situate your master suite so it faces east. If you are a night owl who prefers to sleep in, place the master bedroom on the north side of the home.

The number of bedrooms and baths in your home’s design depends on the size of your family and the ages of your children. If you have small children, you’d probably prefer to have your children’s bedrooms near the master. If your children are older, you may want to give them—and yourself—added privacy. If you are considering putting children’s bedrooms in the basement, opt for 10-foot-high foundation walls. It adds space and light.

Children’s bedrooms require flexibility for growth. If your children are in preschool now, they will likely need more space for clothes storage, video screens, and furniture in later years.

Closet Strategy

Closets can be used as sound barriers between bedrooms. Each member of the family should have seven feet of clothes-hanging space. A well-designed floor plan should have plenty of closets in convenient locations.

Discover Other Activity Zone Design Strategies

We know there’s a lot to think about when designing your home and the Woodhouse design team brings the experience of over 1,000 successful design projects to helping you do it right. While it is tempting to jump right into figuring out a floor plan, it is best to spend time on form and function first in relation to your building site. Each area of a home serves a certain function, which will generally dictate eventual form. Check out our guides to designing other activity zones, including working, living, bath, kitchen, storage, and parking zones.

“We know there’s a lot to think about when designing your home and the Woodhouse design team brings the experience of over 1,000 successful design projects to helping you do it right.”