When it comes to small homes that don’t feel like a compromise on quality or livability, many homeowners turn to house plans under 2,000 square feet. By keeping the overall size of the home under 2000 square feet, owners can greatly reduce the overall cost of the build because of the significantly smaller amount of materials that go into building such a home.
Benefits to Building Single-Story Homes of this Size
One-story house plans under 2000 square feet result in lower construction costs compared with two story homes due to the differences in designs and the greater amount of building options available. Because single-story houses do not have to take into account loadbearing structures to support additional floors, homeowners can make a variety of modifications to suit their personal styles and needs. These include knocking down walls to create an open floor plan living space or shifting the bedrooms to the rear of the building for a greater level of privacy, just to name a couple.
Another major benefit of these houses is that they can assume virtually any style, ranging from traditional Craftsman or European home designs to more contemporary and modern floor plan layouts, or even a country style home plan. Smaller single-level living house plans are common choices for smaller families looking to build a home without breaking the bank, or older couples looking to downsize after their children grow up and move out.
Because everything is on the same level, owners never have to worry about being too separated from other occupants—such as young children that need supervision—or having to run up and down stairs to get access to bedrooms or laundry rooms.