Designing homes with a smaller footprint.
A smaller house can still mean big living.Â At least when itâ€™s in the hands of Saratoga custom home designer John Witt.
â€śMore and more clients these days are asking for a low-maintenance, green home that doesnâ€™t take up too much of the planet.Â Yet, they donâ€™t want to compromise on quality, style, or living a good life in a good house.â€ťÂ Sized just-right, small is commodious and inviting.
How does John achieve these objectives?Â Through good design.Â Sometimes that means an open space between kitchen and living room.Â A separate dining room can add intimacy if desired.Â Plenty of well-designed and carefully conceived built-ins add architectural style and storage for everything from media centers, to books, to clothing, toÂ china.Â Built-ins can also add display space for collectibles, antiques, and heirlooms.
The other beauty of built-in storage is that it can replace furniture, so a small space does not become a cluttered space.
The small house also has other advantages.Â In John Wittâ€™s hands, it is always energy-efficient.Â You taxes are typically less than houses with a larger footprint.Â Thereâ€™s less driveway, less landscaping, less lawn (reducing the need for chemical approaches), but as is often the case, less is more.Â Youâ€™ll be free to live your life, and your home becomes a respite and not a burden.
So if youâ€™re yearning for a simpler life, call John Witt.Â Heâ€™ll make your small house beautiful.