Despite shelter being a basic need, having a house may seem hard for many, especially with the current economic times. But don’t worry, you can still own a house even with your tight budget. A small house design can still be as good as a large house. I will highlight how these houses are functional and flexible with the small houses design ideas.
The current trend of small house designs has been characterized by flexibility. This house has open layouts to maximize the available space. Thanks to this design, the small house looks larger. It provides a more comfortable ambiance in the interior. It brings about a modern sense of relaxation more casually.
In this case,the small house design has a 2-bedroom home plan where the kitchen, dining, and living areas are combined to create ample space. The other rooms are connected directly; thus, no need for a hallway in this design. The house though small, brings about convenience and comfort for the owner.
The 2-bedroom small house plan is standing in a property lot of 90 sq.meters. The lot measures 10.00 meters long and 9.00 meters wide. The usable building space is 46.60 sq. meters for the house. Looking at the plan, the small house is dominant with concrete and masonry unique features that can withstand all climatic conditions. The service area and porch make the house plan impressive on the exterior layout alongside the interior layout. The key features of the small home plan are:
- Appealing service area.
- Relaxed front porch with natural light and air.
- Sleeping zone with two bedrooms that provides comfort and privacy.
- Open and free-living spaces with dining, living, and kitchen.
- Concrete masonry walls for all-weather climatic conditions.
- Average sized windows and doors that offer the interior with proper lighting and ventilation.
The front porch is a perfect welcome to the living spaces of the small house. When in the house, the living area has complete entertainment that is sitting after the main entrance. What comes next is a dining area that is accessible to a pair of glass windows. The windows allow for light in the living space that assures ventilation and proper lighting in the space. The area appears more spacious, and it creates an outstanding view of the different living space areas. Then the kitchen sits infront of the dining room area. It becomes easy and quick to serve food to the family. Supporting the kitchen is the service area placed in front of the kitchen.
Besides, it has a sleeping zone having two-bedroom that provides room for privacy. The two-room are compartmented, which dwells on opposite corners and share a common modern bathroom designed adjacent to both rooms. Every room is provided with a windowed façade for proper lighting and ventilation.
The small house design is indeed a good home plan for families that require a home on a limited budget. With the design combined with comfort and style, it is a home plan worth having.
Labor and Material Estimated Cost
The final build cost depends on the quality of the selected materials and where the building is located. There are two ways of estimating: detailed estimate and area method. We are using the area method since this is the fastest way without detailed drawing. By area method, just calculate the total floor area and multiply it from PHP 15,000 per square meter to PHP 25,000 per square meter. Thus, the house design estimation cost ranges from PHP 699,000 – PHP 1,165,000 (USD 13,980 – 23,300). This is just a rough estimation. It is recommended to ask for cost estimates in detail from an Architect, Engineer, or Contractor.