Making Small House Plans Fit In With Your Family’s Lifestyle
Whether you choose to build a small home for economy’s sake or you simply want to reduce your carbon footprint, choose your small house plans carefully. There is a fine line between cozy and constantly tripping over other family members.
The easiest way to choose from among the many home floor plans available is to track your families traffic patterns. It’s the same as building roadways, you want traffic to flow smoothly, even during busy periods.
Imagine a typical day. You get up, start breakfast, then wake the family. If the kitchen is at the far end of your home, away from the bedrooms, will this be inconvenient when you’re rushing around in the morning? Perhaps you have a spouse that works shift work. Having a master bedroom far removed from busy living areas will allow them to sleep in peace and quiet while the rest of the family starts their day. With small house plans, you have to make sure everyone has some space where they can have privacy. Nothing makes a small house feel really tiny than a lack of privacy.
When viewing home floor plans online, start out in your bedroom and imagine walking through the home as you go about your day. This may make you feel rather silly but it can help you really visualize how your family moves through your home. You not only have to visualize your own day but the typical day of your family members as well. For example, If you have kids who like to run in and out constantly, having a back door or a side door where they won’t mess up the home with mud would be very convenient.
Selecting home floor plans is not easy, there will always be something you wish you had included or didn’t include. It is hard to account for how your family will use a home 10 years into the future, so relax. After all, you’ll have to save some energy for picking out your home’s style and colors too.