Tiny Floor Plan

Wow, we are only 2 days into this week and it’s flying by.  My hubs and I have spent many hours in the car looking at properties for clients and keeping an eye out for land or a house for us.  We just signed a six month lease at the apartment complex and neither one of us want to stay here any longer than that.  We are anxious to get into a house we can call home for awhile.  We LOVE flipping houses but would really like to NOT flip the home we’re living in for awhile.  We’d like to stay put for a change and see what that feels like.  Haha!!!

Here’s a project we’ve already started working on.  We own a rental property on some acreage and we’d like to build 3 more rentals on the vacant land.  We have a designer working on the floor plan right now.  Our thought is to duplicate the floor plan 3 x’s but with a different elevation.  It will keep our costs down.  This is a tiny plan but totally efficient with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a 2 car garage.  Once we get the final plan back, we’ll submit for septic approval.  This is all we need for the county to sign off on the project.  Fingers crossed!!!Dixie Floor PlanHere is the original floor plan my husband found while browsing houseplans.com.  It looks good but I thought it could use a little tweaking.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions.  I’m always open to hear more thoughts and ideas.

All 3 houses will be “builder grade” so I’ll have to be creative with paint color, counter tops and flooring.  I’m hoping to add-in at least 1 accent wall of texture and a pretty chandelier in each dining room.

1.  The little wall separating the dining from the garage needs to go.  I’ve asked the a door be added flush to the back garage wall.   This will give more dining space.

2.  I also think a slider in the dining room makes more sense than windows and a door, again provided more space.

3.  In the master bath we’ll add a second sink.

4.  The Opt. Basement Stairs will turn into a furnace space or it will be included into the laundry area.  I’m leaving that up to the designer, whatever works best.

5.  We’ll remove one of the linen closets in the hallway for more sq. ft. in the guest bath.  This will allow the sink to move and add a tub.

6.  9′ ceilings throughout.

7.  For at least 2 of the houses we will remove the window seat in the front bedroom.

Have I missed anything?  Keep in mind that this floor plan is only about 1000 sq ft.  It’s small but it will be cute and functional.  Each home comes with a 1/2 acre in the country to roam.  Dixie Exterior PlanThis is the exterior.  We will change it up quite a bit.  We want to simplify it with straight lines.  No hip roof and square posts.  I would like each house to look unique and more of a farmhouse style.  The existing house that sits on the property now is a red cottage/cabin, so definitely want to keep that country feel.  I think the exterior will be the biggest challenge.  Hopefully our designer will be able to help me out with that.Red CabinHere’s a snap shot of the red cottage.  We’ll be adding a few upgrades to this little cutie as time goes on.

8851dfc35b1efde83bd9b105461ab86dSomething like this for new builds?

25630ge_1487104332Or like this?

There is no way to know if this plan of ours will work without going through all these steps first.  Luckily, we found a designer who has a pretty quick turn-a-round, easy to work with and will help with submitting the plans.  We’ll just have to wait and see!  As soon as we get the green light…I’m ready to start picking out all the interiors while my hubs starts the building process!

In the meantime, I’m ready for tonight’s premier of the last season of Fixer Upper!!!  I’ll be sad to see it go, but if I ever need a quick fix I can just drive down to Waco.  We only live about 2 1/2 hours away.  It’s a FUN place to visit.  The Silos and other great shops to see, plus some really good restaurants.

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  1. Could you move the w/d down and use the space for a small pantry? This looks like a fun project. Good luck!

    • That’s a GREAT idea Liz. Thank you. I just received a preliminary drawing from the designer but I she grew the sq. ft. of the house and placed the w/d out in the garage. That closet was eliminated all together. Hmmm… It’s way to hot in the summer to be doing laundry in the garage here in Texas. Since we’re building 3 of these at once, the plan has to stay at 1000 sq. ft. Hopefully she’ll be able to modify the plan quickly and get it back to me. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Love your plans with the exception of the removal of that door to the garage. I think it is a nice drop zone for shoes, backpacks, etc.

    • It would be! 🙂 Definitely something to consider. I LOVE drop zones and even if we can’t do it here, maybe I can create one somewhere. Thanks so much. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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