How Big a House Do I Need?
Everyone contemplating a custom home asks “how big a house do I need?” In addition to the most obvious, your budget, there are many considerations that go into answering this question:
- The physical features and 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)
- Specialized uses for the space (home office, exercise room)
- The cost of energy in your area
We believe that space design should reflect your personal lifestyle and preferences – now and in the future. Too large a space wastes materials, energy and money. Too small a space and the reduced scale increases costs.
Stillwater architects work with you to explore combining functions for flex or dual purpose space and other ways to get the most from your budget. According to Matthew Stannard, Stillwater CEO and chief architect, “All of our 20+ plans are designed to maximize livability and efficiency without adding expensive extra square footage. Many homes feature 12 foot high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass. Innovative and efficient design can make even smaller spaces feel spacious.”
We look forward to helping you create your own personal Stillwater Dwellings home. Call or email us today.
Get ideas for your new home by visiting the Stillwater photo gallery.
Online Design Seminar, May 28, 2015 – 4 & 7 PM (PDT)
The “Stillwater Advantage” seminar takes the mystery out of building a custom home. Founder Matthew Stannard will introduce the building system and the process of customizing plans. Kaveh Khatabloo, Chief Sales Officer, will detail Stillwater’s three phase planning and production process.
The presentations will be followed by time for questions and answers. We hope you’ll be able to join us. (No special software is needed.)
Please call 800-691-7302 or email with any questions.