Whether you are hoping to create a mother-in-law add-on unit or aiming to limit your family’s carbon footprint, there’s plenty of reasons for choosing small house plans. The most common reason for choosing small home plans is that your home will be based on a smaller lot. Below, we have gathered design tips for small house plans-look for these characteristics in house plans you are considering.
The idea behind the cubby house s for it to be small but otherwise similar to a real house on the outside. To this end great care is often gone into their construction to make sure they look as real as possible. It’s not uncommon for them to feature terraces, windows, slanted roofs, and even multiple floors. Generally they’ll be too low to fit much in. However, in some instances, a table and some chairs might fit which allows your children to host dinner parties and to imagine having their own home.
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Another exciting feature of some cubby homes is that they’re raised off the ground. While many are at ground level to make them more like real homes, others will stand on large legs giving them the exciting sense of height that children enjoy and even making them similar to a tree house.
To some degree choosing the kind of cubby house to go for will depend on your child-their age, their gender and their particular personalities. For instance if you get a little girl who enjoys playing happy families, then you may wish to give her a cubby house that is similar to a true home so she can imagine being the’ Mum’ and taking care of her children. Conversely if you’ve got a son who is more into action films and adventure, then you may wish to give them something that is more of a ‘den’ and that has different features as a result.
One way to make sure that your home is perfect for your child is to engage them in the decision process. However if you’re trying to make it a surprise then this can be difficult. Instead then you could always try asking them to draw their ‘dream house’ or their ‘dream den’ and then use this as a benchmark when making that dream into a fact and choosing the right cubby house for them.
Only one full bath. Our favorite small house plans include a tub and shower in the master chamber, and just a shower in the second bath. This approach maximizes space while accommodating those who enjoy a good soak.
One last recommendation for making any home plans seem larger: Aim for plenty of natural lighting. Carefully examine the windows and skylights in the home design; remember that all rooms will seem more spacious if they have plenty of natural light.