1. You can create a quality finish
Our cost management strategies bring money to the forefront of every conversation. If you go smaller, you can actually have those beautiful $200/m2 feature tiles and splurge on your kitchen and ensuite, rather than spreading that $200/m2 thinly across say 5 bathrooms (3 of which will barely get used). The result is a beautiful custom finish you will love, rather than something more standard.
2. Your home gives back to the neighbourhood
There is nothing more delightful than turning into a street and seeing a beautiful little gem that brings joy to the neighbourhood. On the other hand, we have all had the experience of driving past an overbearing house that stands out like a sore thumb and wondering – how the heck did that get approved?! That’s why the permanency of a home and its impact on the street and neighbourhood matters.
Not only is your home going to impact your life, it will also impact those around you. Your home can be the thoughtful and inspiring piece of architecture that inspires others to build well, even if it isn’t the biggest in the street.
3. You reduce your carbon footprint
An efficiently designed home can have a lower carbon footprint. This is because you use less building materials in construction and you can afford better quality materials (which means they aren’t heading for landfill in 10 years’ time). Smaller spaces also require less energy for heating and cooling.
That is all before we have even begun to consider the passive design opportunities of your home. By designing a home to suit its environment, you get spaces that breathe, are well ventilated and take advantage of natural daylighting. This means you spend less on air conditioning, lighting and heating.
4. Less cleaning
Need we say anymore? Think of all the time and money spent on cleaning that could be saved and put into your build budget! Going smaller means less surface area to clean – we rest our case!