Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Could You Live Smaller Part II

  (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.

Share your thoughts,

Simply Farmhouse

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful home of yourdaughters

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  2. Those windows are amazing! I completely agree that windows and tall ceilings really expand the space.

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  3. That's an amazing home! You are so right about memories. We moved into this 2 bedroom bungalow with our 4 kids for 6 months when our landlord quit paying the mortgage with our rent money. It was a very temporary measure, but we've been here since Fall of 2009! Life just started happening in a way that prevented moving. Like it or not, this is the home that our kids will remember growing up in.

    We've just started thinking about buying a house. The question is really what kind of house do we really need? What will life look like for us over the next few years? It's a big decision. Thanks for bringing it up in such a positive way.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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    1. I wished we stay put when we first got married. We moved a lot. The last two has held wonderful childhood memories to our girls. The key is stay put long enough to make memories. How are you doing Laura?

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  4. That kitchen is amazing. I could stand there all day, that is, if the view is nice. You wouldn't want windows like that if you had an ugly view.

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    1. Ha ha that is so true Connie, you are so funny.

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  5. I love that kitchen. It's so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Angela and welcome to Simply Farmhouse. Pls come again!

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  6. In regard to the comment you left on my blog. If I'm home and don't miss it, I will certainly be taking photos of them bailing the hay. I was up this morning and outside by 6 o'clock the air was fresh and it was filled with the sweet smell of hay . . . country living, it's the best!
    I know you agree:)

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  7. Your daughter's home is very pretty, so spacious and filled with natural light. The inside of our home is painted nostalgia white. The one thing that I still would like to change in our home are our kitchen cupboards. I want them to be painted a lighter color. They are varnished in a medium color now. We have a small enclosed front porch. We have used lattice for a bit of privacy. We love the peace and quiet of our front porch. I love all that you are sharing on small living. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Thank you, she has amazing home. I understand, I want to change our cabinets in the kitchen they are a med brown. One day!

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