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Less is more: Benefits of simple houses

by Lynne Freeman 05/16/2022

Whether you’re building or buying, there are many benefits that come with simple houses. Conveniently, simplicity of style and layout has become a major trend in modern real estate, with trends like open floor plans and multipurpose rooms to make homes functional and practical without sacrificing style.

Maximize your space

Simple house plans prioritize the main living space and offer myriad options for both design and functionality. Instead of taking up space with walls, hallways and other elements of more complex home designs, a simple house with an open floor plan dramatically increases the overall size of your living space.

Increase multipurpose potential

Even in smaller homes, a simple layout allows you to blend your living space with your kitchen, dining and even study space to maximize every square foot. Do you need a family room, or an open area for hosting guests? The possibilities are endless.

Fewer transitions from room to room also grant more freedom to use the space according to your needs, whether you’re entertaining, relaxing or working from home.

Save money on construction

In new construction, fewer walls means fewer dollars spent building a home. Open, rectangular living spaces are quicker and more affordable to build, which can benefit your wallet whether you’re buying new or renovating.

Simple house plans often come with lower remodeling costs, as there are fewer obstacles to demolish and change to create your dream home.

Spend less on utilities

A simple house plan can also save you money on utilities. A small home with an open floor plan is much more efficient to heat or cool than a home with closed-off rooms and hallways, meaning less time and money spent running the HVAC.

You can also save on your electricity bill by enjoying more natural light throughout your home, especially if the design includes features like a vaulted ceiling and large windows.

These are only a few of the major benefits that come with simple house plans. With the right decorating sense and smart use of storage space, you can create a stylish and efficient simple home with any square footage.

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Lynne Freeman

Hi, I'm Lynne Freeman and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.