(Our daughters home - we drew this house plan called the Georgian)
How small could you go in house square footage?
My hubby and I love to design homes, lately we have been super busy designing house plans for customers, that we have not had a chance to design homes from our own ideas.
In the late evenings you may find me with drafting paper, pencils and ruler curled up on the couch creating our next house plans. I have a lot of ideas just finding the time to actually creating them is the hard part for us.
For many folks they would love to live in less then 500 sq ft. For some it maybe that they prefer a large home. I love the size home we have but I think its the land that overwhelms me. LOL
So, how could one make a small home seem large? A home that is built with tall ceiling and lots of large windows. A great room with a eat in kitchen adding in a couple sets of french doors in this area would make any small home feel larger then life.
Walls that are painted in a light color will help any place feel larger. White cabinets also will make a home feel light and airy.
Letting go of clutter is a big key to making a home feel larger. For instance in the photo above my daughter wanted her windows be her canvas. She keeps her walls clutter free and focused on the windows. She did this in her kitchen as well.
Porches are another great way to make a small home feel larger. Porches are a overflow room of any home. A screen porch is a great way to spend the evening watching the sun go down. A porch is great way getting you out of the house but you still feel part of the house.
A home no matter its size isn't what counts. It is making wonderful memories with your family in your home and when they grow up they will tell their kids all the wonderful memories they had in the home they grew up in. Building a relationships and making memories with our children will grantee that they will come home to visit again, and again.
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