How Large a Home Do You Really Need?
Everyone contemplating a custom home asks “how big a house do I need?” There are multiple considerations that go into answering this question, besides the most obvious—the budget.
Important elements to consider:
- The physical limitations of the building site
- Family members living in the home (small children, teenagers, extended family, etc.)
- Long term use of the home—now and in the future (family events, aging in place & accessibility)
- Alternative uses for the space (home office, craft room)
- The cost of energy in your area
- Your personal philosophy