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pcchanson, to prevent the occupants from tripping over each other more space should be allotted to living/dining/kitchen and less to bed/bath areas. Having a high-pitched roof would allow attic space to be used for a bedroom, though this would also require space for stairs, or at least a ladder. Door placement and traffic patterns should be carefully planned. Consider how you will get furniture into a room. Most 3BR/1B home plans start at just over 900 sq. ft. You can create smaller, dual use bedrooms with a Murphy bed and built-in/fold-out table/desk. The site “familyhomeplans.com allows you to view many plan configurations. Banks may balk at financing a small home, especially one with less than 3 bedrooms.

Furniture selection is just as important. Smaller, less bulky occasional/accent chairs allow more versatility of placement than a couch or even a loveseat. Padded folding chairs can be stored for emergency guest seating. Open bottom end tables make a room seem less crowded, but drawers and cabinets offer storage for items that otherwise might cause clutter. Lack of floor space might necessitate a platform bed with built in drawers below. It's a good idea to use a scaled floor plan with scaled furniture cutouts to plan furniture arrangement. And always take a tape measure with you when shopping for tiny house furniture.
   
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I lived in a 700 sq. ft apartment on the country club plaza in MO - built in the 20s by a famous female architect. It was spacious! Had a living room, dining room, 3 closets, and small kitchen, and a jalousie windowed patio. KSU has a class devoted to the small home movement and I think it is fabulous! Also makes you eat less. . . .

   

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