First-time home buyers may only need two or three bedrooms and some modest living space. That's easy enough, so a gorgeous, smart design is what will set your offering apart from existing houses. These four small designs feature simple footprints and modern open layouts geared to young families.
This lovely, 1,343-square-foot design is as versatile as it is attractive, lending itself to narrow lots, with a garage that may easily be reduced in size or omitted entirely. The angled entry opens into a spacious open plan, including a dramatic vaulted family room lit by a large, Palladian-style window. The master suite is also vaulted and includes a luxurious bath, walk-in closet, and an inviting screened porch. The two remaining bedrooms share a hall bath and each features a walk-in closet. The washer and dryer are tucked conveniently in a laundry closet. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.
This 30-foot-wide bungalow fits quite a bit into only 1,512 square feet: a large, open living and dining area; a first-floor master bedroom suite with a private bath and walk-in closet; and an L-shaped galley kitchen with a breakfast bar that opens to the dining room. The second floor offers two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and abundant, easily accessed storage. The Craftsman-inspired exterior offers a side-gabled roof with a prominent dormer and an eye-catching columned front porch. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.