Building a house from scratch is neither easy nor cheap. It requires you to invest a significant portion of your life’s savings, besides time and effort. But things can become a little easier if you decide to go for a small but stylish home, since the advantages of doing so are many. Building a compact house doesn’t require a very large plot of land, or tons of materials, and hence saves you quite a bit of money. And a small abode doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on aesthetics or comfort. Which is why, to inspire you, we present 5 modest but pretty homes which were constructed inexpensively but with panache. To compensate for the size, interesting materials, unique textures, attractive hues and tasteful detailing were used to make each of these homes exclusive. Read on to know more.
A cosy shade of yellow adorns the walls of this rustic and inviting residence, while large stone tiles surround the warm wooden door for an earthy appeal. Designed simply but elegantly, the stone accent along with the solid wooden beams under the eaves offers interesting layers for the abode. The lively green shrubs flanking the earthy-hued approach brighten up the facade further.
This small but cosy property enthrals onlookers with its creamy wooden planks lining the exteriors, the juxtaposition style of the different roofs, the neat border of slate tiles under the window, and the pretty lawn and bushes. We particularly admire the crisp wooden steps which lead to the welcoming porch decked with a comfy seating arrangement and a peppy blue decorative banner. Credit for this residence goes to the home builders at House Habitat.
This pristine white house is a colonial beauty with a modern twist. A solid wooden framework supports the slanting roof lined with reddish shingles, and enhances the charm of the large porch too. A couple of cosy armchairs, a few verdant potted greens and quaint lamps make the porch a welcoming space, while large glass doors and windows ensure that the house stays bright and well-ventilated at all times.
Bright hues can help small houses to stand out, as you can see for yourself with this aquamarine beauty. The dense foliage of the garden augments the vibrant appeal of the chirpy-looking abode, while the dark grey doors offer sober contrast to the setting.
White can not only make interiors look more spacious, but can also make small houses look a little bigger and brighter. For this property, along with white, different textures like bricks, wood, glass and decorative metal grilles have joined hands to create an interesting facade that distracts viewers from the size of the home.
So don’t keep ignoring that dream of having your own little home sweet home. With thoughtful planning, smart designs, intriguing mix of textures, and the right colours, your home can become a showstopper irrespective of its size. Here’s another story that might inspire you - 8 Small houses with grand entryways.