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Maximising Space in a Small Home Design in Geelong

When creating custom home designs with a smaller footprint, you’ll need to consider how to maximise the space you have. With limited floor space, every inch counts, and it's essential to use the available space as efficiently as possible. Fortunately, there are many ways a building designer can maximise space in a smaller custom house. In this blog post, SawMill Designs explores some of the best strategies to maximise space in a small home design. Whether you're downsizing or just want to make the most of your space, these tips will help you create a functional and stylish small home.

Vertical Space

Vertical areas are often overlooked in small home designs, but they can be a great way to maximise space. One way to do this is by incorporating aspects that provide extra storage, such as tall bookcases or built-in shelves, but also draw the eye upwards. Your new custom house could even include a mezzanine level to do just that. Taking advantage of the height of your home, particularly on smaller block sizes, frees up floor space and creates a home that is visually stunning and practical for your life.

Built-in Storage

Custom home designs mean just that. During our consultation phase, we’ll discuss your individual needs for your new home and work with you to customise your floor plan to suit you. Building in some of your favourite features is a great way to save space without compromising or sacrificing style for practicality. Built-in storage spaces, an office nook and utilising space under your stairs are all great options when you’re looking to maximise the available space in a smaller home design.

Open Floor Plan and Flexible Spaces

Creating open spaces that can serve multiple purposes can create a more versatile and functional living environment in your custom home. SawMill Designs works with you to determine your family needs and discover how we can allow for easier traffic flow in shared spaces and a more communal atmosphere. By maximizing the available space in your small home with flexible spaces and open-plan design, you can create a home that feels larger and more inviting, while still being functional and efficient.

Contact SawMill Designs online or call us on 0408 388 385, if you’re ready to start designing your custom home.


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