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Six Great Advantages to Building a Smaller House

The Benefits Of Building A Smaller House

When it comes to your home, bigger is not always better. While big homes offer benefits of their own, a growing number of people are finding that they prefer a smaller house. In fact, small house plans  have several advantages that are impossible to enjoy with a large home. Here are some of the benefits of a smaller house that are worth considering.

The Benefits Of Building A Smaller House

The Satchwell – 2097 sq ft



The Carson  – Home Plan 1423

This two-story Craftsman design is wrapped in cedar shakes and metal and timber accents give a rustic appearance. The master bedroom enjoys privacy on the first floor while two additional bedrooms have abundant space upstairs with a shared bathroom. The kitchen offers front facing views while the great room looks out in three directions. Rear porches included a screened porch with fireplace.

House Plan 1423 - Front Rendering

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2103 sq ft.


House Plan on the Drawing Board 1461 is a two-story design with a media room on the second floor!

Check out the front elevation of house plan 1461.

4 beds (plus study), 3.5 baths, approx. 3615 sq ft.

Conceptual House Plan 1461:

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This Urban Farmhouse  exterior mixes vertical and horizontal siding and is highlighted with metal roof accents and an exposed stone chimney. This house plan features multiple gables that create instant curb-appeal and a front entry garage works well for narrower lots.

What’s Considered A Small House Plan? | Small vs. Tiny House

What Is Considered A Small House Plan?

As you consider options for building a house, you may find yourself veering away from a small house plan because you fear that you won’t have enough room. Images of the popular tiny houses that try to cram everything into less than 300 square feet may make you feel leery of even looking for small designs. However, the reality is that what is considered a “small house plan” may surprise you. Here’s what you need to know about small homes.

What Is Considered A Small House Plan?

The Runnymeade – 1583 sq ft



The Trenton  – Home Plan 1417

This Craftsman design features a stone and shakes exterior adorned with arches, tapered columns, and decorative wooden brackets. Designed for sloping lots, this hillside-walkout enjoys entertainment and leisure spaces on two levels. Each bedroom enjoys a full, private bathroom. Open living spaces, a luxury screened porch, a walk-in pantry, and a spacious utility room reflect a modern lifestyle.

Check out the front rendering of The Trenton, home plan 1417.

3478 sq ft, 4 beds, 4 baths