Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
5 small homes that live large
Bigger isn’t necessarily better in today’s housing market. Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five small homes that pack a punch when it comes to amenities and livability.
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A home that “lives large” doesn’t necessarily have to be really small. Rather, the challenge is in finding ways to downsize spaces while at the same time making every square foot count. Many of our clients may certainly be attracted to smaller and more economical homes, but we must still create unique design elements that are both emotionally appealing and functional. Instead of trying to build small, inexpensive houses, we must strive to build efficient, exciting homes.
With this in mind, our design team offers an array of homes that feature compact exercise spaces, home offices, and multifunctional automobile storage. From narrow-lot solutions to compact homes with detached garages, each of these designs features spaces that “live large.”
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