What you need to know about building a small house plan.
There are many reasons why you may want a smaller home. The adult “kids” might have already moved out as you are looking to downsize. You may want to build a small house as a second vacation home in the mountains, by the lake or on the beach. Another reason could involve building a small house that better accommodates your finances and upkeep schedule. There are many factors to consider when deciding on the right small house plan. Let’s take a look at some house plan styles as well as other factors to keep in mind to maximize the available space.
Deciding on the right house style can leave you skimming through hundreds of home plans to find the best fit. Do you want something modern that still captures a handcrafted artistic feeling? A Craftsman style home may be right for you.
This narrow cottage, with front-entry garage, opens to a surprisingly spacious floor plan. A cooktop island overlooks the great room for easy entertaining. The pantry and utility room provide convenience while skylights filter nature light onto the rear porch. The master bedroom features a freestanding bathtub, dual sink vanity and a walk-in shower. A window bring light into the oversized master closet. Three large bedrooms are upstairs with two full bathrooms. Adjoining hall closets offer storage and the bonus room is an ideal common space for games or movies.
This modern farmhouse enjoys the best of both worlds with a classic front porch and stylish curb-appeal. A second sprawling porch to the rear continues outdoor enjoyment. The open floor plan maintains an easy flow for families to relax and enjoy meals together. The master suite is free of distractions and tucked away for privacy while the utility room with laundry sink is nearby for convenience. Two additional rooms are available for children, guests, or a study.
Building a home provides numerous benefits, but at the top of many people’s lists is the ability to choose the new home’s features — to have everything they wanted for a comfortable lifestyle.
For many, this includes a large, dedicated laundry room. The modern laundry room has evolved from a simple closet area that fits a washer and dryer, or a spot in the garage or basement, to a full room that addresses all laundry needs.
Here are some reasons why dedicated laundry room solutions are ideal for your newly built home.