Discussing the Sophistication of Designing Smaller Homes
Story by Hunter Powell
Michael Hawkes, Lead Architect at Acorn Deck House Company, as interviewed for this issue:
"Integrating unique features in a smaller home cannot be an afterthought. With smaller homes, we have had clients request that we make space for an heirloom piece of furniture, for example. So, space planning needs to be more intentional earlier on in the design process to make sure the layout is ideal. The other ways to address smaller homes is to "double-up" space uses with "flex rooms". For example, having an office act as a guest room, or a home gym be planned in a way that it can be used as a future nursery..."
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