Before preparing small home building plans, we must have the same definition about small home term. Generally small home is home under 1600 square feet and under 900 square feet, we call it as tiny house. Tiny means smaller size than small home. The big challenge to plan small home is creating spacious look, while about its architecture style are versatile, whether we like contemporary, classic, cottage, log house and so on can follow later. Think first about floor plan, room allocation and home structure. I include three small home building plans for learning process: standard small home floor plan and small modular home floor plan. Small home can look ordinary, luxurious and old fashioned depending on how you decorate it.
People build small home for two reasons: family residence and family vacation. Of course, the last reason if you have owned main home. Great choice small home plans are small home with open floor plan. If you want to feel live big, take this type for your dream small home.
Small home building plans generally have up to three bedrooms, less means bigger and more comfortable bedroom. No matter how many rooms you build, all functions for sleeping, cooking, doing activity and receiving guests must be run properly. Try to not spend wasted space. All spaces must be functioned for certain function. Avoid clutter, carefully to allocate room position and room size. Key factors: reduce obstacle eyes by removing unnecessary wall, for example borderless between living room and kitchen can create bigger impression. Ensure movement from one room to another room can be reached efficiently. Put everything in the right place after using it.
Maybe you will not build new house, but only renovate your existing small home. Get advice from builder expert before doing it. Change home structure is serious task, you need accurate advice, unless you have building structure education background. Change structure like remove wall will affect on home strength to hold all weights. Before finding builder expert, try drawing first your planning using tool like HomeStyler. It will be your guideline to discuss what you need and estimate how much does it cost later.
List complete activities within your small home
Use activities zone planning as your guideline when designing small home building plans. List first where private area and public area. Also rooms for gathering family, relaxing, cooking and working. To maximize open floor plan function, limit colors choice, maximum three colors with one primary color.
Incorporate some functions in one space
To save space, living room and family room can be incorporated without wall border. Kitchen and eating room in one space. If you want home office, build at your bedroom. Small space tend to make people feel stuffy, so create entertaining room as relaxing media.
Multifunction furniture is the problem solver for limited space. Coffee table with rack, kitchen table with rack, studio day sofa with book storage are few samples. If there is big furniture you can not change with smaller furniture, then you must replace other unimportant furniture beside it.