Wanting to have a Japanese inspired house? Here is a small house design idea that includes a special feature that you will love: Genkan. A genkan is a traditional Japanese entryway of a house. This area enables you to remove your outdoor footwear before entering the house. As some people are very particular in maintaining the cleanliness of the house, this feature helps in minimizing the possibility of dirt inside.
This two-bedroom small house design has a total floor area of 59 square meters that is settled on a property having a total lot area of 120 square meters. It has a conservative and simple look. The color combination compliments each other as the much lighter color tones down the ambitious maroon color. It gives you a mild intensity atmosphere.
The roofing is customized since it has a combination of hip type and a gable from the entry porch. Thus making it more interesting.
The 2.80 square meters house entry porch is flawlessly roomy as it welcomes you to your comfort zone. Forepart, there’s a 4.50 square meters genkan. It is very fundamental and easily lets you move without hurdle. Fixed cabinets are strategically placed as storage and an open partition with wooden decorations. This splits the genkan from the inside leading immediately to the living area. The interior of the house has its vivid emanation to alleviate residents’ gloomy mood and it has an open layout to maximize the space. Because of the genkan’s function, distractions are minimized thus gives you additional comfort and relaxation. The 11.00 square meters living area has chic furniture, allowing the residents to comfortably do their leisure. Adjacent to the living area is the 9.60 square meters dining area. It has a fine six-seater dining table placed on it. Opposite of the dining table is a cabinet fixed on the wall for additional storage and it houses a washing machine for space maximization. The 7.70 square meter kitchen area on the other hand is parallel to the back wall with a linear countertop. It is deliberately set up to enable utensils and other food essentials to be arranged properly. There is also an exit door located next to the kitchen for easy access and emergency purposes.
The right zone of the house has two bedrooms and the common toilet located on it. The bedrooms have a minimalist design but still holds elegance. It is so to enable a restful sleep and rest. The Master’s Bedroom has an area of 12.50 square meters and attached to it is the toilet and bath with a 2.20 square meters area. Apart from that, Bedroom 2 has 6.30 square meters area and there are only a closet and a bed that is fixed in it. The common toilet is located at the back portion of the house and it has an area of 2.20 square meters.
House Plan Details
- Genkan / Foyer
- Master’s Bedroom
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 22,000 per square meter. Thus, the house design estimation cost ranges from PHP 885,000 – PHP 1,298,000 (USD 17,700 – USD 25,960). This is just a rough estimation. It is recommended to ask for cost estimates in detail from an Architect, Engineer, or Contractor.