Row House Floor Plans
During the mid-19th century there was a certain type that gained great popularity as neighborhoods were built very densely to accommodate the increasing desire people had to live in the middle of the city, and now we’re not talking a bout the mid-century modern homes.
No, we’re talking about row houses, and that’s why we have dedicated a whole page on the website to simply featuring row house floor plans.
They definitely achieved the desired purpose because more families were now able to move closer to the city and enjoy the man amenities that come when that many people gather so closely together. It also meant that you might now be able to actually build a 1,000 sq ft home on a narrow lot that could fit no less than 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, allowing your entire family to live relatively comfortably on an amount of space, by many considered small.
Whether you end up going with this style or not, here are some features to consider.
|Features to consider|
|Timber frame||Dog trot||With breezeway|
|Tiny, with loft||With porch||2-story|
Choosing the right options
No matter the style that you’re building, choosing something that matches as many of your desires is crucial, while you also have to keep in mind the potential limitations that you might have. For example, if you have a long, narrow lot, choosing a skinny design that is either 3-story or 2-story will simply be able to provide you with the necessary square footage that you’re probably still hoping to have available, even if you want an economical option.
Even if they are less common as beach retreats than other more luxurious options are, such as these mansions, there really is no reason why you can’t build this type in a way where it will still get the most out of the view available for your lot.
It was especially in Manhattan and Boston where land prices were rapidly increasing that you would, and still do, find these homes.
And while they do not allow for beautiful angled garages, or duplexes with their garages in the middle, they’re commonly built with the lower floor providing the parking spot you need. Instead, you will see these buildings going towards the sky, standing 2 or 3-stories tall.
Great for families
A lot of families may soon be finding out that life is more expensive than they were previously anticipating, why saving money ends up becoming a very tempting solution. While there are certain luxuries available offered by the convenience of a detached house, they do not come with the same money-saving features that they offer.
These options are built with the sole purpose of optimizing functionality while keeping them more comfortable to live in than an apartment, although you won’t have all the additional maintenance work associated with detached houses, having just a small garden and a limited amount of exterior surfaces.
Great in terms of the environment
With the increasing focus on environmentalism and the desire to save the earth’s resources, you will be happy to know that they also serve a very valid purpose in that pursuit. Although the quality of the insulation, as well as the various materials that were used to build it, will play a massive role in how effectively you’re able to preserve the heating and cooling that you’re spending your hard-earned dollars on, another thing that matters greatly is also the amount of outer surface that your home has.
Think about it like this. If you have two outer walls instead of having the four outer walls that a detached house would have, assuming it’s your usually shaped rectangular design and not something more extravagant like an H-shaped or U-shaped alternative, which choice do you think will let out more heating through its walls. Is the answer the design with more or fewer exterior walls? You guessed it right. More walls will, all else being equal, mean that you’re spending more on heating and cooling every single month. Now it doesn’t sound so bad to be sharing a wall with neighbors, does it, even if their son plays music a little bit too loud?
They do leave slightly less for you to consider, however, if you choose to go a different route with a different plot of land, here are some special considerations you will want to have in the back of your mind.
|Special factors to consider|
|Courtyard||Mountain views||Small mountain retreat|
|Daylight basement||Rectangle||Double garage|
These, while being built with more function in mind, are no different from other options in that you can find various options, some that are more classic and some that are more modern. You can even find some that are made in historical styles, like the popular Victorian style. And all of these options are available to you while still staying in the 1,000 to 1,500 sq ft range that most of our users are wanting to build theirs in.
A great investment
If you’re already looking to build something with the intention of perhaps saving money, whether you also have environmental objectives or not, they also offer various other benefits such as an investment. There may come a time when you either no longer wish to live in this place or your needs have outgrown the space, why you’re finding yourself looking for something else, and at that point it is very easy to rent out a well-kept rowhouses. Yes, it just turns out that there are actually a bunch of people that may currently be in the situation you were previously in, wanting to live in something that is functional but still very affordable, so you will have a large pool of potential renters ready to move into the space when you’re moving out.
While there’s a whole science behind actually creating good rental properties, chances are that you were fairly cost conscious when you decided to build this design, and this will also help you when you’re going to rent it out. In order to evaluate if a deal is in fact a good investment or not from a rental perspective, you will want to be able to evaluate how much money it is bringing you relative to how much money you initially put into the deal. A rowhouse that was built that didn’t go massively over budget will very often so both increase in value over time, much like most other real estate, but it will be able to generate a sizeable amount of cash flow from renting it out when that is a thing you choose to do.
The next step
What we suggest before anyone decides that they’re buying the house plans for their upcoming project is that they actually figure out exactly what it is that they need out of it, whether they want something luxurious or something more economical.
If you’re a couple living with a small child, we often encourage families to go for something that has 3 bedrooms as it will allow you to not just have a room for the two of you as a couple, but you’ll also have a room for your child, as well as a spare room. If you at some point end up adding to the family with a new family member, you will be able to turn that extra room into a room for your new family’s addition, and if there comes a time when you actually start looking for something bigger, at least you will have been able to live in the place for a long period of time before having to relocate.
Most families find themselves in the need of a garage, whether they choose to use it as the place where they’re parking a car or not. However, the garage may also just be the place where you choose to include the washer and dryer in order to get it a bit further away from the bustling energy of your family, so that you won’t have to deal with the noise it makes when it is running.
Just because you’re building doesn’t mean you have to build something boring – here’s a quick look at some of the style you may want to consider:
|Styles to consider|
Contemporary, bungalow, 600 sq ft, 2bhk, 1 bhk, 3 bhk?
As you can see from reading so far, the options offered on this website include contemporary ones, 2 bhk options or even house plans that go as small as 600 sq ft. All you have to do is just choose the right filters, and we can help make your dream a reality.
So whether you’re living in Baltimore or San Francisco and this is the style you’re looking for, we hope you’re able to find something that suits your needs by continuing to browse this page.
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