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The Next Big Thing: Small Houses!


As Millennials (people born between 1981-1997) begin to enter the housing market as first time buyers, smaller houses have proven to be in demand. Millennials want an affordable home that is easy to take care of without sacrificing thoughtful design providing ample storage and entertaining areas.

Houses that Millennials search for are less than 2,500 sq. ft. and do not have the traditional design of a 2-story foyer of family rooms. Open floor plans, and house plans that offer a great area for outdoor living are preferred by the majority.

Through studies, the NAHB ( found out that although Millennials enjoy an open floor plan, they still required a separate, closed-off area designated for laundry!  These Archival Designs house plans are just what the Millennials are asking for!

The Laurel House Plan: This 1,999 Sq. Ft beauty has everything a millennial would ever want!  The Laurel has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and an open floor layout for ultimate design creativity. Its rectangular design makes it a most cost effective build! The Da Diva House Plan: This ranch style house is on the larger side, according to Millennials, with 2,404 Sq. Ft. Da Diva has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and an abundance of space for outdoor living.

The Harthaven Place House Plan: This 1,820 Sq. Ft. bungalow is just what the Millennials are asking for. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and an open floor layout, this house will be very easy to maintain. The Harthaven even includes a separated room just for laundry! You can find these house plans and more on our website

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  • Joanne Loftus
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