Small House Plan and Compact House Design Ideas

by admin on October 17, 2012

Small house plans have to be designed very carefully to ensure they provide spaces that are enjoyable and easy to use.

Small house plans are often designed to be versatile and energy conscious.

small house design

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Lots of insulation to the inner and outer walls is added to increase the thermal properties of the envelope.

In total a decent sized house will include approximately 10-12 rooms including a kitchen/dining room, a living area, a study, bedrooms, a bathroom and an attic.

Here’s an example a small house design.

The drawing’s include a ground floor, first floor plan and a cross section. (Note: This is a preliminary sketch scheme drawing, not shown to scale.)

The main advantage for choosing a small house is that you can significantly reduce the amount you have to pay on your monthly repayments.

Consider adding solar panels. A great way to save energy is to get some solar panels installed.

They can then be linked to an insulated water tank which can supply hot water all year.

Consider Vinyl siding as a substitute for rustic wood design but low in maintenance and cheaper in price. Don’t imagine a cheap looking imitation as a new technology has make achivement to look like a real one

Traditional House Design Idea

traditional house design

The house design to the right is ideal for first time self-builders.

The property includes a lounge with a bay window, a kitchen, a dining space a utility room and plenty of bedrooms.

House Design Specification

2 x Floors.

Ground Floor Rooms:

  • Kitchen/Dining
  • Multipurpose Living/Dining Area
  • Utility Room
  • Study

2nd floor:

  • Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Store/Airing Cupboard

There are a series of well proportioned rooms and bedrooms throughout. Some of the rooms include a utility, an en-suite, a study, a kitchen, a dining room and cloak room.

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