Small House Design, Good House Design
Small house design is not as basic as it might appear. First, there is the matter of designing a plan that is functional, has a good flow pattern, and is efficient while allowing plenty of living space. It is no secret in the house design industry that planning a smaller home is often more challenging than planning one with more square footage.
Greylock is a small home design at 1,627 square feet. With two bedrooms and two baths, the house design is a nice fit for those looking to downsize in style. It utilizes an open floor plan of combined Kitchen, dining, and living room space. Creating this open area is a beautiful post and beam timber frame. The vaulted space adds not only visual appeal but a sense the area is larger than it actually is. There are no walls within these three rooms, so the furniture and fixtures provide delineation. The porch off the dining area adds seasonal living space, extending a smaller floor plan for at least three seasons.
Getting What You Need
House design is a good example of “more is not necessarily better”. Planning a small home means careful thought needs to go into design, particularly the use of space. Creativity in design is a must. The YBH Design Team has some of the best design minds in the business and can create spaces where you not only get what you need, but what you love. With over 52 years in the business, Yankee Barn has created thousands of home designs. There is pretty much nothing we haven’t seen that can’t be resolved with a bit of ingenuity.
As Stephen Gardiner once said “Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.” Yankee Barn Homes has an overabundance of both!
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