Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 3, 2015 9:00:23 AM
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As the saying goes, less house, more home. With the New Year right around the corner, you may be getting ready to shed the pounds, but what about the square footage? There are plenty of great reasons to downsize. Perhaps the kids have flown the nest and your family structure is changing. Maybe you’re simply drawn to the coziness of a smaller home. At Adair Homes, we have the perfect floor plans for retirees, empty nesters, young families, and business professionals.

Here are a few popular reasons why downsizing is a great option no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

You live in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, the Pacific Northwest. Don’t stay cooped up indoors. Living in a smaller home will give you a greater incentive to enjoy the outdoors.

Less to Clean

It’s amazing how much dust can collect in one square foot. Multiply that by thousands of square feet, and say hello to your full time job: housekeeping. With a smaller home, you’ll spend less time cleaning and more time living.

Collect Experiences, Not Stuff

Living in a smaller home limits the amount of stuff you can accumulate, but that’s a good thing. It’ll inspire you to live more intentionally and in the moment, instead of hoarding things you may never use.

Less to Maintain

Utility bills increase in direct proportion to square footage. The smaller the home, the less it will take to heat and cool.

Less Expensive

Here at Adair Homes, all of our homes are affordable, but a smaller home is even easier on the wallet. You’ll find that a less expensive home means more money to live the life you’ve always wanted.

Now, let’s take a look at some of our favorite floor plans for downsizing, in descending order.

The Ruby -  Ideal for families, you’ll find that this 1,843 square foot two story home gives you a generous amount of space. All of the bedrooms are located on the second level, creating distinct sleeping and living spaces.

The Winchester - At 1,560 square feet, this split floor plan is all about privacy. It’s perfect for those with a full house. There’s also ample storage space in this home. Everything has its own place, with a dedicated laundry / mudroom.

The Arcadia East - Generous storage and clever design mark the genius of the Arcadia East floor plan. At 1,405 square feet, this plan feels larger than it is. It also includes a roomy walk-in closet for the master.

The Rhododendron - Small on square footage but big on space, this 1,291 square foot two bedroom, two story home gives the feel of two master suites. This home works great for narrow lots.

The Ainsworth - At 1,232 square feet this plan is cozy while still providing plenty of storage opportunities throughout. There’s a dedicated laundry room and an open kitchen that’s perfect for entertaining. Even though it’s small, you’ll never feel closed in.

Are you ready to finally build your dream home? Download our free design guide now.

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Live Smart