If you’ve been looking to build a home with small house plans, you may become discouraged by so many bargain-priced mansions for sale. Why should you go through all the trouble of building your home (or having it built) when there are 4,000 square foot mansions for sale so cheaply?
You should still go ahead with buying your house plans for a smaller home and not worry about the bargain you are letting slip by. These days, a huge house costs a fortune to heat, cool and maintain. This is why people are selling these mansions so cheaply. Small houses are what’s selling, not big houses.
Home buyers anxiously watching the economy simply are not buying big homes. Even if you plan to build your home to live in for the rest of your life, small house plans will help you save money on heating your home, cooing your home and finishing and furnishing your home. Who wants to put out the money to build and decorate an extra bedroom these days when it’s not likely to be a room that is used often?
Right now, if you have the means, this a great time to trade up to a larger home but the only people who seem to be doing so have large families or extended families living with them so they really need the room. People who don’t have the means, or don’t want to be stuck with the expense of maintaining a large home, are remodeling and upgrading their smaller homes or adding on an addition for more room.
If you’re buying house plans and building yourself, it’s easy to make a smaller home seem bigger right from the beginning. It’s much more expensive to add on an addition at a later date than it is to maximize the space available right from the start.