Small may be relative, but although it may not have enough to accommodate more space, building your own small home presents distinct advantages.
1. A small home helps gather families closer. Imagine a small home with limited space. It may easily get too crowded when friends and extended family members pay us a visit, but a smaller house helps bring families literally more closer and intimate.
2. A small home can create a feeling of coziness. Smaller homes have limited space, and likely accommodate smaller pieces of furniture and no space is wasted. Such situation brings more creativity and when planned properly, it produces cozy ambience.
3. A small home saves more on utility costs. It does not require a larger — and more expensive — plot of land. It is uses less electricity for lighting, cleaning and maintenance.
4. A small home can feel spacious too. Designed the right way, the interior of a small house can also feel spacious, if not more spacious than a larger home but will poor design and interior arrangement.
5. A small home frees up money for other purposes. Spending less on building a house means you’ll save more for higher quality home fixtures, accessories, finishes etc. If not, you’ll have more to spend for your grocery, business investments or travel plans.
6. A small home is more eco-friendly. Since it requires less energy and water resources, a small home leaves less carbon footprint. With more savings, you can even invest on solar panels, water tanks or energy-efficient appliances.
7. A small home requires less time to clean. Cleaning the house is quicker and less of a burden even when done frequently. This saves you time to do other things such as cooking, gardening or grocery.
8. A small home could mean more backyard space. You can cultivate a small garden, outdoor playing field for kids, or a gazebo for that refreshing weekend hangout for relaxation with family or friends. It also means more distance and privacy from neighbors.
9. A small home is easier to furnish. Although space is a critical factor when buying furniture (careful measurement so they fit together well inside), homes with less floor area is easier to fill and allows you to focus on your favorite things to fill up the space. Smaller space requirements also mean buying less expensive furnitures.
10. A small home costs less to renovate. Fewer galvanized iron, or floor tiles to replace, a small house requires less resources to get renovation job done. This also includes less amount of paint, sand and gravel and other construction materials.
11. A small home is easier to maintain. From roofing to bathroom fixtures, the parts of a smaller home will nearly always cost less to repair and maintain than the equivalent parts on a larger home. This can add up to quite a bit of savings in time, energy and money over a long period of time.