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JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • NOVEMBER 1994 TEN COMMON FLOOR-PLANNING PITFALLS (AND HOW TO AVOID THEM) Case 1. The Walk up the Driveway When looking at a house, we all see many things — everything from the quality of craftsmanship, to the texture of the finishes, to the view out the window. As an architect, I see these things too, but mainly I see the design, and its principal element, the floor plan. It's always frustrating to see a well-built house that has basic floor-planning mistakes — especially ones that could have easily been avoided. What follows are examples of the most common mistakes I see, along with some possible solutions. Bear in mind