The following are features clients consider essential when Yankee Barn Homes builds a home under 2000 square feet. While people building small can forego some things, there remains a consistent list of required items. Here are the most often requested “Must-Haves” in a Yankee Barn smaller home.
Yankee Barn Smaller Home Must-Haves
Exposed Timbers It’s what we do! Perspective clients come to us because we are a well-known post and beam company. Exposed timbers are one of the primary reasons people choose to build with us.
Energy Efficiency is a necessity. No matter the square footage our clients request, energy efficiency is important. Yankee Barn Homes engineers each design with energy efficiency and sustainability uppermost in mind.
Vaulted Ceilings maintain an important position in small home required features. At least one vaulted ceiling, and often more than one, is a priority for the small home Yankee Barn homeowner. Vaulted ceilings make a house look and feel much larger than the square footage implies.
Laundry Rooms are a must-have whether you are building a small or large home. Everyone needs to do laundry and no one wants it to be a bigger hassle than necessary. A designated room makes life easier.
A Full Bath on the Main Level Clients building small are just as likely to require a full bath on the main level as those building larger homes.
Above Code Insulation (see accompanying infographics) and a Designated Living Room* are areas where we see no difference in requirement, regardless of square footage. Everyone wants both.
*A Yankee Barn smaller home is likely to utilize an open floor plan. The living room is part of a single open area, with furniture placement and/or half walls used to denote specific “rooms”. We call this a completely or partially open design.