Building on a smaller plot of land!
You’ve been accepted for a loan, you found the best plot of land and you’re ready to move on with building a home yourself! The only problem with the plot of land- it’s a little small. But, it’s in the perfect neighborhood with great schools, amenities and checks off everything on your list.
What should you do? Well, continue with building a home yourself, but also find the perfect home plan for this small lot. You can have a beautiful new home on the land of your dreams with Homestead Homes!
This is nothing new for us at Homestead Homes! We’ve had customers come in with acres of land ready to build their dream home, and some customers who come in with the dilemma of a perfect lot location while still unsure about the home plan options! Our design team has a few tricks up their sleeves to help you out.
The best home plans for any small lot
Sometimes, customers have to make choices on sacrificing a bigger home to build their new home in the perfect location. Building a home yourself on a small lot means a smaller home, but you don’t have to compromise on features. Here are some home plans Homestead offers which are great for smaller lots with all the amenities.
The Lewis. The Lewis is the smallest home plan offered in the Heartland series with Homestead Homes. This home plan is 904 square feet with two bedrooms, one bath and a nice size garage. The living area is an open concept space that allows for the spacious feel of a bigger home with less square footage.
The Jefferson. The Jefferson is a two story home plan that offers 1,504 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. This home is all about curb appeal on the outside and spacious, open concept living on the inside. The kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space! It even offers a pantry off the kitchen area. Who says a smaller lot means compromising on design?
The Houston. The Houston is a perfect split level home plan for a small lot. The home offers beautiful features outside like a covered front porch, double gables and trim accents. The home is 1,257 square feet with three bedroom and one bath. With a breakfast bar off the dining area, there is plenty of room for entertaining guests.
The Clark. The Clark is a smaller home that provides angled walls in the living room to give the home a more spacious feeling. The home offers 932 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath. The Clark is a recommended starter home.
The Carson. The Carson is 1,120 square feet with three bedrooms and one bath! The Carson provides a laundry room while still maintaining a smaller square footage.
This is just a small compiled list of some of the home plans offered by Homestead Homes. These are the top five home plans commonly built by customers. Another benefit to building a home yourself with our team, is that any home can be customized to fit your lot!
How design makes the home feel bigger
The next step is making sure to add the right design elements into your smaller home! A small home doesn't need to feel small and crowded. The design elements to consider in helping make your home feel bigger are:
- Light and bright paint colors
- The right furniture
- Taller curtains
- The right storage and organization
- Add mirror wall decor
- Have plenty of natural lighting available
- A floor to ceiling bookcase
- Some empty space
- Glass looking furniture and shelving units.
These simple decor and design methods can help give the illusion that a smaller home is actually quite large and open!
So, keep that smaller lot and purchase it. When it comes to building a home yourself, just because the lot is smaller doesn’t mean you’ll have to compromise on everything! At Homestead Homes, our company will still provide functionality and the best design plans for your smaller home.
At Homestead Homes, we offer everything you’ll ever need to build your own homestead! For more information, contact us today!