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When you mention small house plans as opposed to regular full sized home building plans, some people mistakenly think mini-house, like some of those cute bungalows that would fit in the back of a pick-up truck.
Actually a small house is anything smaller than 2000 square feet. For the average family seeking comfortable home ownership, this size isn’t small at all. It’s only small when compared to the larger mini-mansions. Small house plans define not only a size category, but an intent to not waste space and a commitment to design with the utmost in efficiency and economy in mind.
By the sheer nature of having a limited square footage to work within, decisions about using space in the design and layout phase of your house plans becomes important. By using room corners, under counter or stairway space, and closet organization, you can actually end up with just as much living space as house plans much larger and more costly.
Using small house plans in your dream home project doesn’t mean cheap or shoddy. It’s only a matter of size to scale ratios. The only thing really different about decorating and individualizing small house plans is the money you’ll save when you’re covering less wall space, window space and floor space. Or, get better materials for less money. The ratio works in your favor either way.
An 8 x 10 laundry room is no less spacious than one that is 6 x 8 if you place laundry bins under the clothes folding surface and make sure the area above the washer and dryer have properly sized shelving to accommodate big laundry detergent bottles and baskets, not book or nick knack sized shelves. This kind of attention to detail will buy back every inch of space you imagined you’d lost to your small house plan.