For most homeowners dreaming of their ideal floor plan, they consider how nice it will be to have a few people over for drinks on the patio. The thought of entertaining the in-laws for a month each summer, or having all your co-workers over throughout the holidays may not cross your mind. Depending on your lifestyle if you love to entertain, consider your home fully occupied when planning kitchen, dining room and living room areas. This will ensure you plan room for mingling, eating, dancing, serving and of course walking through your home
Another way to add depth to the spaces at the front of the house would be to widen the house. The back of the house could be extended all the way along. This would mean that the corridors would need to move as well. It makes better sense to move the front walls either side of the central bay forward. The issue then is what to do about the roof line. The extended sections could be left flat, capped with some sort of dormer. Or the roof could be raised and replaced. I'm not sure if we'll get permission to raise the roofline.