Small Floor Plans

A Smaller Home Is Easier to Manage

Small floor plans are increasingly appealing to homeowners who are seeking a smaller home that is easier to manage, from cleaning and yard work to providing more flexibility within the budget. Smaller plans, often on one level, are also more accessible and appeal to those who wish to retire in place or for young families just starting out. Overall, choosing a small floor plan will enhance your lifestyle by simplifying day to day routines.

Smaller square footage is the primary way to cut down on expenses, as building materials and labor costs will be significantly reduced. Designing a one story floor plan will also minimize costs, as a simpler structure means more money in your pocket. First time homebuyers may want to build an small floor plan as their starter home, but leave room on the lot to expand in the future when more family arrives. A wide lot will allow enough space to construct side wings, while with a longer lot you can maintain the façade of the home but extend the building to the rear, or even build a second story.

Small floor plans will probably not have a luxury kitchen or resplendent master suite, but you can still design with an open plan in mind that allows easy interaction. The rooms may be slightly larger to still provide a spacious ambience, but cut down elsewhere such as on high end finishes and décor. The bones of the home are what will create a livable space. The house plan is even more important with a smaller home, as every inch should serve a useful purpose.

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