Affordable Home Construction in Nanaimo: The Benefits of a Smaller Footprint

by Mar 22, 2023

The Benefits of a Smaller Footprint

Do You need that big of a home?

“McMansion” is what is built when the person’s main desire is square footage – but if you think about it, do you really use or need all that space? If you are truly honest with yourself, and how you function within your home, you will realize that you can reduce the square footage and increase the quality of the home you wish to build – and make it healthier and more comfortable for you and your family.

Building a quality home that takes health and comfort into consideration is an exercise in design. We will be here to guide you through this process and ask questions to spark ideas about your own home desires.

Having a large home is easy to build and hard to get right. With a large home, you have a huge volume of air to deal with to keep you feeling comfortable year-round – not to mention the energy it takes to keep you feeling comfortable.

Functionality is huge on our list of priorities; we are always thinking about how we can make things more practical to make people’s lives within their home easier. We have another guide that will help you build your room design around items that you are attached to – which will need to be inside the home to help determine the size of the home.

Overall Maintenance

One of the main advantages of living in a smaller home is that it is more affordable to construct and maintain. By reducing the overall size of the house, you can save on materials, labor, and energy costs. A smaller home also requires less furniture, decor, and appliances, which can further reduce your expenses. Understanding what is important to you in your home should be explore and understood as it will greatly increase your chances of reducing the overall foot print of the home.

Environmental Impact

In addition to the financial benefits, living in a smaller home can also be better for the environment. A smaller footprint means that less land is being used for housing, which can help to preserve green spaces and wildlife habitats. A smaller home also has a smaller carbon footprint, as it requires less energy to heat and cool. The Carbon foot print of a home will be added to the next addition of the building code and will be something that will be looked at moving into the future. So why not be ahead of the curve and start to help reduce your carbon footprint today.

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Do You need that big of a home?

When you start to understand the items or spaces in the home which you need to keep you happy that is when we can help to reduce the foot print of the home. After that is understood those items can be measured up and then placed onto your plan/ blueprints of your home.

Multi-functional spaces and Furniture

One space doesn’t need to have one purpose for instance most people feel a guess room is something they need. This is a room which you could set up to be a multi-purpose room. You could have a Murphy bed so when the guess isn’t visiting for the other 360 days of the year you can have it set up as a office or gym. Thinking about how you function in your home and question your daily habits will help to reduce your footprint.

We ask a lot question

At Buck Robertson Contracting we ask a lot of questions as we want to know what is important to you. We all live our lives a little bit differently and getting to know you is important to us. Understanding ones daily habits will help us to get at the why and in the why is where we can help.

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