Unfortunately, there seem to be only two types of solution: Tiny home shelters with space for a handful of people for a few days, and huge cold-war era billion dollar projects built to shelter entire governments.
A private fallout shelter would have to sustain its occupant for a minimum of two days, which some authorities consider the earliest acceptable time to leave a shelter at all, and only for evacuation to safer areas. The shelter would be built underground to provide the best possible protection from radiation.
I am not entirely sure how such a fallout shelter would handle water storage and waste disposal.
The shelter has a tv and a radio (with above ground antenna) in the main room, and ham radio in the generator room (not in the main room because communication may need to be private or censored). Another thing… You may want to build a shelter out of reinforced concrete, but look into the reinforcing materials they are beginning to use in San Francisco, to reinforce older brick buildings. The creativity and insight you put into your floor plan is interesting but highly impractical. One problem associated with having a fallout or blast shelter is whether you can access it quickly. The first two can be dealt with by burying the shelter several feet underground, and ensuring that the walls of the shelter are thick enough to support the earth overburden. The blast wave, however, will require you to install blast valves, and a ventilation system that can pressurize the shelter so that it won't collapse from overpressure. Here's a Youtube video that amply demonstrates what happens when the blast wave from a nuclear explosion hits.
If your only concern is fallout, however, then a purpose-built shelter may not even be necessary, unless you live in an area where the heaviest fallout is expected.
If you plan to accommodate only yourself and your immediate family, (say four people in total), ventilation, food, water, and sanitation will not be as much of an issue.

With 18 people, however, the issue of constructing a fallout shelter becomes more complex, and a purpose-built shelter will be required.
Fears of nuclear radiation apparently are prompting a spike in sales of (very expensive) shelters. APThe interior of a steel H-bomb shelter is shown in this May 19, 1955, file photo at an unknown location. Apologies for the 1950s headline, but if Michigan wants to attach itself to a growth industry, somebody here needs to start manufacturing bomb shelters. The story mentions American companies who have seen sales or inquiries jump anywhere from 20 percent to 1,000 percent since the Japan earthquake and subsequent nuclear crisis. The fall-out shelter would remain closed for two to three weeks – it would still be used for sleeping afterwards, but it seems to be the consensus that working outside is safe after 2-3 weeks. 18 adult males, staying in the shelter for two weeks, would require over 930 liters of water just for drinking. I agree that it is far better to have a generator for electricity, but it must be so planned with an overpressure valve on the exhaust portal so that the negative pressure after a NBC event would not suction out all of the oxygen; killing the inhabitants.
As written in my story, the shelter would not only have to serve as a fallout shelter but also as a blast shelter, and that would require such precautions.
If it faces towards the likely targets, an angled design makes a lot of sense because the blast wave would indeed get funneled down towards the shelter's door (and thus the door needs to withstand more pressure) and the earth does act as additional shielding against the initial gamma ray blast.
And the shelter needs to be on springs so it can handle the ground shakes, this will help with earthquakes if any.
Bomb shelters may seem passé, considering that the risk of general nuclear war seems to have disappeared.
If you're located in or near a target area, then you need to consider building a blast shelter.

Such shelters, equipped with bunk beds, lanterns, canned food, water, and a radiation detector, were the butts of jokes as Cold War fears diminished. The actual numbers involved still are small, which is understandable since a fully tricked-out shelter can cost as much as $20 million.
Since bigger bunkers are a lot more costly, the shelter would be still as small as feasible, and occupants will be expected to stay in their bunks a lot of the time. Packaging won’t pose a problem, because everything that is consumed in the shelter has to be stored in the shelter when it is sealed anyway.
Also the air filtration system would most likely be the most expensive system in the shelter. However, I'm a firm believer in the idea that for as long as nuclear weapons with intercontinental delivery systems continue to exist, there remains a very real risk that they will be used, which means that the possibility of nuclear war cannot be completely ruled out, and some sort of response plan is appropriate. As other commentators have suggested, you'll need to harden the shelter against typical nuclear weapons effects.
A private fallout shelter would most likely make compromises – a shelter as detailed in the floor plan is probably already extremely expensive.
Your waste feeds the needs of the plants, a hydro system because the dirt will increase the c02, Plants will be food your choice of plants. Well water is best but if you can have a circle system for your water, in other words, go from gray water to pottable thru a plant filter to fish then other plants you end up with clean water I may not have all the steps but can also look online.
If you have a well then you can ele the water for hydrogen and o2, h can be used for gen then the o2 for you mix in the intake air, if you can not do those things then you can run veggy oil in a diesel gen so go to the fast food places and get to know the manager so you can get there oil store it and have rubbing al and baking soda stored aswell the three things go gether to make the diesel gen run just fine no need to store diesel.

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