images of walk in closet ideas,What are best designs for a (30 by 50) home without interior walls?

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If youu2019re not putting in any interior walls, exactly what sort of design are you after? Essentially you just need to worry about getting a structure that is self-supporting - Iu2019m thinking 30u2032 wide truss joists across the entire width of a pitched roof.

So youu2019re going to end up with a big rectangular box with a roof.

Since you wonu2019t have any walls, you can pretty much put anything anywhere.

Oh wait! You need plumbing.

That isnu2019t too movable.

And that bathroom without walls.

Kind of public, donu2019t you think? But each to their own.

Also, power only on the perimeter? Very limiting.

And a kitchen with movable everything???,All sarcasm aside, this is not a brilliant idea.

I suggest that you Google u201cBest House Plans <1500 sq feetu201d or look at my Pinterest page Build My Dream Home to get some ideas of more feasible things to do within your box.

The Pinterest page has a lot more than just floor plans on it so youu2019ll have to do a little digging, but there are lots of ideas for great, well thought out houses on there.

,The best start to any really good plan is to list your wants and needs.

You can get a lot into 1500 well planned square feet.

Need a giant kitchen? Start there.

Crave enormous walk-in closets? Plan for them.

Open floor plan? Nix any plans you look at that are closed in.

Look for a pre-drawn plan that suits most of your wants and needs.

Once youu2019ve found it, tweak it until it becomes your dream home.

Then the fun begins .



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There are several reasons why both the impression is, that UK homes are smaller, and the fact that compared to SOME, they are.

,Chiefly among the reasons are money.

,The Private Housing Market in the UK is generally agreed upon by many of its citizen to be frankly appalling.

The methods whereby a house (or any property) is purchased (mainly in England, Scotland differs) is protracted, expensive and unnecessarily complex.

By extension of this, both building and designing homes in the UK is equally as difficult.

,The UK has what can be considered many compacted layers of laws upon laws much like sediment in the ground.

These laws, although set in stone, are seldom changed and these reflect poorly upon the initiation and consideration for both people and companies to build.

Although both do, it costs many millions for a UK company to build houses and when they do (much like already mentioned here in this thread) they cram as many homes onto a purchased plot as can be made.

This ensures a profit for the company whilst expending the least amount of cost and time.

As a results, youu2019ll find if you Google: UK house builders u201cpoor qualityu201d that many new homes are by default, cheaply made, poorly designed and although they seem ill-thought out in terms of plotting (the tightly packed homes) they are intended to be as such to make money.

,Secondly a private builder or investor faces equal hardship in terms of illogical laws, planning and basic bureaucracy that impacts on their private funds.

The initial funds allocated for a person(s) to build their own home will be qucikly chipped away at through solicitor (lawyer) fees, land purchase fees, land purchase admin costs, Land purchase tax, Architect fees, Project management costs, contract re-negotiations, trades-people, taxes on raw building materials and so on.

Then thereu2019s mortgage fees, admin charges, land tax, council tax, tax on purchasing, tax on transferring of money, hidden costs from lawyers etc.

A privately funded house comparable to say, a typical U.

S home many are familiar with from TV would likely costs upwards of u00a31u20133 million+ in the UK when everything was finished.

Although final price often depends on location etc and there are differences in Scotland and Wales slightly.

,To keep costs down as much as possible, something has to give.

This invariably isnu2019t the top of the line cooker range or that double door freezer with ice dispenser (as Brits like their creature comforts), it is the size.

From keeping land costs down, the house plot is typically going to be smaller.

Because itu2019s ingrained in many UK people, a garden is a necessity for leisure and a feeling of space and distance from the neighbors.

So gardens, both front and back, can take up to half the available plot size a house is going to be built upon, added to that a driveway for more than one car also.

,A typical privately funded house build (as opposed to say, Redrow, Bovis or Barratts for example) will of course have a tendency to be better quality, but not always bigger in size.

Many UK people in their daily lives have come to expect a certain level of equipment in their homes that create the feeling of small interiors, such as washing machines and tumble dryers, Dish Washers and large voluptuous sofas and/or arm chairs (with many continental European homes suffice with a small love-seat or chaise-like settee).

Bathtubs in addition to a shower is also common and a high proportion of UK people expect an En-Suite bathrooms, in spite of the fact that many new homes in the UK are so small, some foreign builders would take one look and scratch their heads at how small these bathrooms really are.

Typically, one turns to use the sink, then again to use the toilet and takes one step (literally) to get into a tight cubicle shower with bi-folding doors for ablutions.

,Itu2019s no surprise that furniture companies such as IKEA are extremely popular in the UK, as IKEA offer solutions to small living interiors, even if very few of the items arenu2019t always the highest quality.

,From a domestic stand-point, thereu2019s a disparity also common in interior design for many UK people.

Homes are typically smaller, but fashion coerces many people to fill their homes with items and furniture that would clutter a small house.

Now depending on taste, this can achieve a sense of cosines which many come to appreciate with UK homes, but it can also create a sense of claustrophobia as the aforementioned house building companies design oddly shaped rooms, forcing seats/sofas for example, to rest relentlessly again any available wall on the outer-circumference of the room, rather than free-stand (as it were) as seen in many US homes.

Fashion and life-style also encourages people with any income to desire large beds which again, sometimes donu2019t even fit through the doors in some UK homes.

A king-size bed in the UK is a different dimension than it is in the U.

S and thatu2019s not just imperial Vs Metric.

Thereu2019s a reason and itu2019s to cheat and encourage UK people to think theyu2019re getting a large bed when in fact a UK king-sized bed may not be much bigger than a U.

S standard double bed that is considered average to them.

,Additionally, in more recent years.

Thereu2019s restrictions on energy efficiency in UK homes.

Large house builders are restricted to produce homes that meet energy efficiency guidelines and some even advertise and/or brag about these efficiencies as a means of enticing buyers into purchasing and reducing heating costs and overall month bills throughout the Housesu2019 lifetime.

The reality however isnu2019t that it will always reduce costs for the buyers/residents, but that it will be small, with smaller windows that reduce sunlight and further compact the feeling of tight spaces within, especially in Winter time.

Small efficient homes often become intolerable as couples have children but donu2019t have enough equity/money to become upwardly mobile in the housing market enough to move up to a larger, more spacious home.

This can result in extensions to homes that eat up the small garden space and destroy the original energy efficiency the house had, with a poorly constructed conservatory or garden room with large windows that release heat into the environment.

These trends to extend UK homes isnu2019t anything new, but is an interesting UK trend thatu2019s commonly accepted to counter the poor interior layout or lack of living space within a home.

Itu2019s understood that extension are sometimes an inevitable result of small homes, but little is done to remedy this when newer homes are built after the fact, because of cost and profits.

Many UK people will simply shrug at the thought of an extension to add more living space as something that many people do, rather than champion mass builders to design homes fit for any kind of purpose.

,UK homes are often always sold on a room to room basis.

That is, the more rooms the house has (typically bedrooms and/or bathrooms) the higher a price-tag it can command.

Contrary to this, itu2019s common in Continental Europe for homes to be sold on a Sq foot /meter basis, as opposed to rooms.

Buyers there will be attracted to larger floor space and probably consider adding internal walls years down the line if required.

In the UK, tearing an internal wall down to create more space isnu2019t that uncommon, especially within kitchen to living room or kitchen to dining rooms as life-styles and fashions change over time.

,Additionally, many homes both old and new in the UK are poor to offer any utility space.

That is, space simply to store a vacuum cleaner or ironing board for the laundry or anything.

Pay a higher price for a new home in the UK and you may be lucky to have a utility room to serve this function.

But even Bedrooms, often replete with cavernous walk-in closets in the U.

S and Australia are minuscule in the UK.

Free-standing wardrobes are an acceptable item of furniture in UK bedrooms, but they are often relegated to locations where access and egress are compromised, so youu2019ll have to shimmy or squeeze past the wardrobe to access to the opposite side of the double bed or the window.

This again is simply an accepted life-style when living in a UK home, though not always the case.

Garages and attics are the choice for many UK people to store items that arenu2019t used frequently.

Garages, typically much smaller than in the U.

S are seldom used in many homes here to store a car/vehicle.

Theyu2019ll be crammed with items or outfitted with shelving or racking to store items not used often.

Tools and machinery for gardening are sometime kept in a shed, but due to the poor size of gardens and the risk of theft in some locations, a Garage is often favored to store expensive items not regularly used.

,Although diminishing to some degree in some areas of the UK, was the provision of so called u2018Town Housesu2019 that were built (at the time, around 1999 onward) as new.

They were a poor facsimile of what an actual town house was, with many built outside of actual towns on sprawling new-build estates where any sense of township or community simply didnu2019t flourish, like it would in the heart of an actual bustling town.

Estates frequently plagued by commuter traffic as the estates themselves offered nothing in terms of local amenities such as shops or leisure facilities.

The initial idea behind town-houses was a two fold approach.

a) they could reduce the footprint of a house and provide the builder with marginal profits that when multiplied many times over many cookie-cutter type homes, amounted to substantial profit.

b) they were sold as a lifestyle choice that aside from the initial rush at the beginning quickly waned as residents of them soon got tired of living on more than two levels and feeling like they were living on top of their neighbors, with many of these Townhouses crammed together so much theyu2019d make the pre-war back to back houses so often vilified by Brits, feel shy at the sight.

,Builders ran back to the shareholders with their arms bursting with cash.

But the facade gradually diminished when people of these townhouses grew to hate their small room size, top heavy design and penchant for any room on the ground floor in winter to be somewhat chilly, but the top floor hotter than an Iranian Bath-house, as heat invariably rises.

They were also a hazard to children as stairs were a large obstacle and those residents whou2019s physical abilities failed them, soon found that the stair-wells were not even wide enough to install disability stair lifts in many circumstances, trapping them in the box room on the ground floor.

Town House style homes are still regrettably built today and are often discounted whilst appealing to a younger, more impressionable buyer.

,Flats or Apartments are a domestic problem in the UK worthy of an entire book on the subject.

As flats go, they are intended to be small and resident turnover brief, with many owners simply landlords leasing them out to single people renting.

However those unfortunately enough to purchase, soon found that small cramped space was the least of their worries when it came to increasing ground rents and confusion of leasholds etc.

Like I said, a story for another time.

,To finish, it would seem that little is changing in the way new homes are designed and built in the UK.

If anything else, with increasing population, financial concerns about leaving Europe and rising inflation costs.

It would seem the trend of small UK houses is here to stay.

Unfortunately, it wonu2019t be gone tomorrow.