It is ‘in’ to be ‘green’ even when putting up a house. Though large mansions and large homes seem a sign of wealth and modern living, true wealth is in sustaining the natural resources and true modern life is having an eco-friendly lifestyle. Here are three advantages to having a small but energy efficient home.
Compact and Practical
Every space is maximised while every nook and cranny is utilised. The modern small or narrow house uses very little land and yet keeps its structural integrity. But even if the living space is narrow or small, the house is not restricting because of contemporary and space-saving approaches to architectural floor plans. Not only it is easy to clean and maintain because of its limited size, it’s a practical solution to putting up houses in an already crowded neighbourhood.
Economical and Efficient
Savings and energy efficiency is a major benefit when you choose small or narrow lot house plans. Modern energy saving gadgets and upgrades such as LED lights, solar panels, water saving taps, showerheads and water closet mechanisms creates more savings. They also help in reducing the excess use of our natural resources and can mark up your home’s price on the market. According to Urbanhomes.com.au, narrow lot house plans with modern design are energy efficient.
Affordable and Comfortable
Because these homes don’t cost you too much, you will have enough money to add more comfortable features. Include hidden closets for added storage. Choose to have futons instead of beds. Choose to have small gardens inside and outside the house for additional food and aeration. Also, these small homes can also be automated for improved efficiency and security.
Once you consider all these advantages, you would never look at modern, compact and eco-friendly homes the same way again. Consider putting one up for yourself and your family as a change from renting residential homes. By doing this, you can save space, save money and even help save the environment. Modern housing lifestyles have never been better.