Houzz.com recently gathered photos of ten elements that create the just-right house. The last few decades have seen the size of the average American home increase significantly. Before 2008 it was not uncommon to see whole developments with 4,000- to 6,000-square-foot houses sprout up in the suburbs. In the process, the little things stopped mattering.
But in recent years another approach has given us a renewed interest in a home that isn’t just about size. As articulated by bestselling author Sarah Susanska, a house that’s big and bland is less preferable to a home that’s small and rich in character.
What we want in our homes is that elusive quality of “just right.” Not too big nor too small; not too expensive nor too cheap — we want smart design that enables us to live the life we want to live in a sustainable and enriching way.
For more photos, click here to see the top ten elements of a just-right house.