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Expandable House Plans for Comfortable Living

Bruce Markey

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Cost of home building can become a significant hurdle for most of the home owners in today’s economic condition/situation. Be it downsizing baby boomers or the newlywed couples, the reality of what they require and what they can afford are at odds. It becomes difficult for couples to build the right size house that can accommodate a growing family.

Pre planned expandable house plans have become a popular choice these days for those fraught with budgetary constraints. Expandable house plans come with basic essential rooms during the first phase of construction. The construction plan comes with specifications and specific structural details that can easily accommodate the later additions with least disruption to day-to-day family activities and limited retrofitting of the building. HVAC/plumbing, wall pocket studs and future framed openings are anticipated in the arrangement and layout of the expandable house plan. A detailed construction plan offers future additions highlighting the exact location that matches with the existing first phase and the external elevations of how the project will look.

Build in stages, expandable house plans are not just for young families planning to start a home. These have become a popular option as semi-retirement combo vacation and retirement vacation as well. Multi-use expandable house designs are being used in small rental homes and vacation cottages as well.

Expandable house plans are extremely versatile and flexible offering plenty of incremental options as the lifestyle changes and budget allows. You can enjoy the simple pleasures of life without sacrificing anything.

With reorganization of priorities and little innovation, downsizing baby boomers or the young families stands a better chance of attaining their goal of an inexpensive home construction. Implementation of the different stages involved in building expandable house plans is a convenient as well as affordable alternative to come up with cost-effective house ownership.

Flexibility of expandable house plans has made it appealing among the future house owners. Addressing the requirements of the larger market share of home owners has increased marketability and resale value of small house plans.
It is important to follow the local rules while making additions to a house. The last thing that you will need is to have your outside wall torn off by the local inspectors for improper permits.

You must be open to changes and think outside of what is around you. You can make changes to the layout of the room with tinkering where stationary items are placed. Window and door placement can also be changed that brings about a dramatic difference to the new home additions.

The primary aim is to add to the efficiency by expanding a home. In case you need assistance from the architects, you can log into websites offering wide range of house plans and also rely on expert advice on the ways you can expand your small house plan.

Different aspects are to be considered while choosing a suitable house plan. You can avoid the stressful process by relying on a contractor and realize your dream of owning a “perfect home".

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