First-time clients of home building companies are often confronted with the question, is bigger better? The mindset of most people is that a place to live in should definitely be huge in size because it is not something that you usually buy more than once in a lifetime, so why not make it big the first time? Correct? Yes this may be true, investment-wise but I will also present some reasons why in these days, smaller houses are actually better.
The first reason is environmental awareness, which has actually affected significantly how we build homes these days. Some say that smaller homes are actually “greener” because these homes leave behind a smaller amount of carbon footprint compared to its larger counterparts. Building a house of a smaller size also means less materials used, less space to heat, and less disruption to the environment. In addition, it is known that energy consumption of smaller homes will be reduced since there will be less lighting and less appliances utilized. The heating expense is also reduced because of the smaller space.
Another plus factor is that smaller homes may actually imply smaller investment and mortgage payments or costs. People having to spend thousands of dollars on mortgages could spend that money on other expenses instead, such as vacations, tuition for the children, and even savings.
Smaller homes have also been preferred by modern day types of families. In the past, you might have seen a family with more than ten members – all living in one roof! But that is no longer common as times have changed, and most families these days are only made up of four to six members. Some non-traditional families also exists, such as single-mother families and single-father families, all of which may prefer smaller homes. The point is, most people do not need bigger homes anymore because family sizes have generally decreased.
Finally, a very important factor that you should think about is the current economic environment. This situation we have today is actually enough reason for families to reconsider their luxurious home building plans. However, it is great to known that the current challenging economic times are actually perfect to invest in a smaller home, because of the lower cost it brings.
Thinking of building a smaller home instead? Good! Do not worry about the seemingly limited space, there are actually a lot of smart housing options offered by some home building companies. With these floor plans, the smallest living spaces can be converted into the most efficient and stylish living rooms, kitchenettes, and bedrooms. So who says that you need a big house to live large?