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Small Houses Ideas, Innovative Alternatives with Plans and Facades

In this article, you will discover new trends and alternatives for indoor construction ideas for small houses. You can choose between modern style structures, prefabricated, wooden made, concrete made, with metallic structures or a combination of various materials. You also can visualize the house plans and exterior finishes, colors, and textures so you have the best ideas for dream construction.
House design ideas, find your style and chose the preferred construction material

  1. House built with a two-story wood of 965 square ft
house built on small terrain

House built on small terrain

House built on small terrainOn the first floor, the social area made out a small dining room, at the back there is the kitchen with an annex area to watch TV. The first level interior design is perfectly harmonized with a single style.

Flat built on small terrain

Flat built on small terrain

The second floor has three bedrooms and a full bathroom, the master bedroom has a walk-in closet.

Next, we see the facade of the house:

house facade with two wooden floors

House facade with two wooden floors – View of the main facade

In the design of the façade, there are wooden slats placed horizontally, the main entrance wall with a brick facade and four-sided ceilings have been used.

  1. Stylized house design with beautiful facade material combination
house on narrow and long terrain

house on narrow and long terrain

The house has been built on a plot of 27.4 ft x 83.6 ft, on the first floor is located the recreation area with the room that has the view towards interior gardens and terrace, and the garage has space for two cars .

Two-story small house plan

Two-story small house plan

On the second floor there are four bedrooms and a small one, located in front of the stairs. All the rooms are connected with a linear circulation due to the shape of the land.

Modern two story house facade idea

Modern two story house facade idea

  1. Small and simple house design: Constructions with a few square feet built
Small house with two bedrooms

Small house with two bedrooms

Small house plans: left flat on the first floor, the right flat of the bedroom located on the second level

The built area is 460 square feet, the social area of ​​the house has a height ceiling and that creates the impression of greater breadth, has a roof formed by two inclined planes, has large windows that allows an excellent natural illumination.

This simple and beautiful house has two bedrooms each with a bathroom included.

Small house with gabled roofs

Small house with gabled roofs

  1. Model of a house built with concrete on a square terrain: 35 x 41 feet
394 square feet house plan

394 square feet house plan

The first floor of this house has an interesting room plan, although we found the social area made up of the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen, creating a “separate” space for the inclusion of a bedroom located very close to the main entrance, giving it greater functional autonomy.

The second floor has three bedrooms and an area has been created for toilets that have been divided into two, space (the largest) that includes a tub and shower as well as two sinks, the second space with a toilet and a lavatory

394 square feet floor plan - second floor

394 square feet floor plan – second floor

Two-story house facade

Two-story house facade – Main facade with frosted concrete finishes

You can apply other colors in the design of the façade or expose the concrete in its natural color which is very used in modern house design, more in: Simple two-story house plans built on the square land.

  1. Modern house design that opens to the outside patio

If you like open and comfortable spaces, this house model will inspire you in the construction, the windows open onto gardens or outside patios, which allows you to connect to nature.

House floor plan - first floor

House floor plan – first floor

n this interior design model, the room is located on the first floor and has a large window in the shape of an “L” or corner window, this allows to have a total integration with the garden, it is ideal for areas where you need to orient the viewings towards the inside area.

It has a linear hall that connects the three rooms of the first level

Second floor of the house - floor plan

Second floor of the house – floor plan

On the second floor we find a bedroom, a living room (we believe it could become a second bedroom), also has a study room.

For the development of this project, it is necessary to have a land that allows creating outside spaces such as gardens in the front, back, and a free lateral space.

two floors small house facade

two floors small house facade

The interior decoration is highlighted by the entrance with abundant natural light. The windows are framed in wood and the second level open in a swing, for more details of this project you can visit: Small two-story house with plans.

  1. Steel structure in the narrow house
Small and narrow house plans

Top floor (first floor – social area), lower floor second level -Bedrooms

The house is 23 feet wide (see for land 16 feet wide), in narrow terrain it is very possible that you need to create a linear hall for different rooms; in this case, the design of the first level has a large dining room, kitchen and space for two cars in the front.

Because the center has designed a pool with a large terrace the house has a length of 121 feet which could be shortened if the recreation area is not built.

The second floor has two bedrooms each with bathroom included.

Narrow house facade

Narrow house facade – Main facade of the house

The design of the house is sober and modern, it highlights the construction material used in its structure as steel, we have analyzed this design and you can see it in: House built on the long and narrow land.

  1. One level house design and plan with large windows and high ceiling
Small one bedroom house plan

Small one bedroom house plan

The house has a simple and functional zoning, the front part is made up of a large living-dining room with large windows that go from floor to ceiling; in the back part, a bedroom has been designed with a visible Jacuzzi and bathroom.

Small houses with large windows

Small houses with large windows

It stands out as a construction material the use of large crystals on three of its sides, structural concrete or structural steel remains, the ceiling has been raised approximately one meter above the lintels.

  1. Modern style with facade panels of an economic construction
Small house with two levels

Small house with two levels

On the first floor, we find the design of the room with direct access to a large terrace, the design of the kitchen with island is linear; This construction has natural lighting through the front and the back.

On the second floor, we find two bedrooms, the main one has a bathroom and an area for a large dressing table or in the absence of a small study area.

Second floor home plan

Second floor home plan

Modern two-story house facade

Modern two-story house facade

The adding of virtual structures made with frames of iron and wooden rods allow filtering the sunlight, the facade has a modern style with the placement of the panels, more photos in: Modern two-story house with simple finishes.

  1. Small house design – 230 square feet with three bedrooms
Three bedroom house plan

Three bedroom house plan

Practical and beautiful house with one level and three bedrooms, separate living room and kitchen – typical room arrangement; the main room has a bathroom, has a skylight that illuminates the secondary bedroom.

A small house that has the natural lighting of the rooms in the front and back, as well as a skylight that we have seen in the floor plan

modern small apartment - front view

Modern small apartment – front view

  1. Modern building systems in house design
Two bedroom small house plan

Two bedroom small house plan

The project consists of two rooms and a living room, dining room and kitchen in the same zone, this social area connects directly with a large terrace.

The interesting thing about the architectural project is that although the construction is made of concrete it has been covered with aluminum panels and wooden rods in this way the sun is reflected and the wooden rods contain the air, it is ideal for dry and warm climates; in other types of climates, construction is feasible without this type of coating.

House facade with wooden rods

House facade with wooden rods

Details of this interesting project from Plan and facade of the house with a coating of wooden rods.

Alternative: Design of a closed house with a high wall

This design is ideal when you want to orientate the viewings towards the interior and have maximum privacy, therefore the envelope is a high wall. Let’s see the plan of the house:

Small two-bedroom house plan

Small two-bedroom house plan

Small house with skylight

Small house with skylight

If you want to know how the exterior wall that covers the façade consider visiting this article: One story house with a high perimeter fence that we have published here at HomeDedicated.com.

Design ideas for modern houses with new construction systems

Apart from the ideas that we have seen conventional houses, an alternative to taking into account are houses with new construction systems when you have small plots of land.

  1. The zoning in a land of 118 square feet
36 square meters house

118 square feet house

118 square feet house plan - second level

118 square feet house plan – second level

Small two-story modular house

Small two-story modular house

B. An idea for construction on land of less than 164 square meters

Small square houses two floors plan

Small square houses two floors plan

Modular style small square house design

Modular style small square house design

You can also check our article: Ideas for small houses (first delivery), where you will find other alternatives for solutions in floor plans.

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