Published on February 18, 2014
Right-Sizing Your Homes: Design to Eliminate Excess & Add Appeal FEBRUARY 6, 2014 | 8 – 9:00 AM Presenter(s): Heather McCune // Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, CA Joe Digrado, CAASH, AIA // Danielian Associates, Irvine, CA Doug Van Lerberghe // KEPHART community :: planning :: architecture, Denver, CO
Session Description One of the keys to successful home design is the ability to create budget and space conscious plans that still offer the right details and amenities that the market desires. This session explores how to "right size" homes, and will show you how to create effective and efficient design details within a given space while staying on budget. You'll walk away with best practices for creating lean homes without sacrificing the wants and needs of today's buyer.
Learning Outcomes Understand how to make homes as lean as possible while creating inexpensive spaces that will appeal to buyers. Analyze design details (interior design and architectural elements) that buyers want. Explore ideas for rooms that may be eliminated or combined in order to make the plans leaner. Review unique ideas for budget-conscious design options.
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Professional Education Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members upon completion of the AIA/CES Session Participation Forms found in the back of this session room and online at www.BuildersShow.com. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.
Post WWII Bungalow 900 SF Basement 1 Bathroom 2 Bedrooms “RIGHT SIZE” CIRCA 1955
“RIGHT SIZE” TODAY The Median Single Family Home Started in 2012: • 2,315 SF • 2.5 Bathrooms • 3 Bedrooms Springhouse at Great Park, Irvine, CA 2-Story 2,200 SF 4 Bedrooms (One on First Floor) 3 Baths 2-Car Garage *Per NAHB/HousingEconomics.com
Big Design, Small Lot According to the AIA 2013 Home Design Trends Survey: *Respondents include >5,000 Residential Architects Only 3% Say Lot Sizes are Increasing 25% Say Lot Sizes are Decreasing 88% Say Square Footage is Not Increasing 24% Say Volume is Increasing
Exterior Materials and Details
Streetscape, not “Garage-Scape” Image The Heights at Loma Vista 13.8 du/acre • Wide and Shallow Site Plan for Diversity • Staggered Garage to Enhance Elevation
Style and Context “Springhouse fits the style and mission of the neighborhood.” Phil Bodem, Southern California Division President of Taylor Morrison
Materials and Articulation
High Impact Details
Rich details and material variety eliminate the need for expensive masonry and stone
Mid-Century Modern • These homes spend the shortest amount of time on the market • People get their asking price • On average they get a higher price per square foot ---Data provided by Kentwood City Properties
Oversized Front Doors 8’ Doors Don’t cost much more and are a detail people notice! Art niches add interest
First Impressions WOW! Entry Foyer • Transition Space • View • Windows and Light RS Houz: Average Foyer 79 SF Avg
Living & Great Rooms
Formal Living Rooms…Extinct?
Image 1,753 SF Family Room 355 SF Avg Living Room 320 SF Avg Great Room 481 SF Avg
Living Large – Lots of Glass 1,547 SF 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Study 250 SF Outdoor Living
Small and Dark 1,385 SF 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Tech Niche 115 SF Outdoor Living
tight/dark Before open/light After
How many dining areas are needed?
La Cresta at Woodbury Irvine, California Plan 2 – BALA Award Selling Price + $1.5 Million No Formal Dining Room
Alternatives to “Crows on the Line” Seating
Around the Corner Island Seating
High Quality, Earth Friendly • Space to Function • High Quality Finishes • Natural Materials • Energy Efficient Appliances • Storage Kitchens: 270 SF Avg
Open Kitchens Need To Be Stylish
Open Kitchens Allow For Custom Islands
Beds & Baths
Master Retreat • Provide Privacy Not Found Elsewhere in an Open Plan Home Master Bedroom 278 SF Avg
Efficient Use Of Space V
Bathroom/Closet location? -OR- Value Proposition – perception of a bigger closet has market impact
Secondary Bedrooms Each Room 140 SF Avg
Guest Rooms & Flex Space
Flex Rooms • Mud Room • Home Office • Upstairs Loft • Exercise/Craft/ Play Rooms
Drop Zones to Control Clutter Image 1,753 Sq. Ft. • Tech/Mudroom Off Garage
Options Second Floor “Grandkids Room” Accessible by Stairs and Elevator The Anything Room Hospitality & Wellness
Bungalow Suite • Parents • Adult Children
Detached Home Office Indoor / Outdoor Adjacencies
Garage, Storage & Utility
Never Too Much Storage • Truss Design for Attic Storage • Additional Garage Width • Open Shelving Show off your oversized garage! Glass Doors
Source: NAHB tabulations of the Survey of Construction Microdata Files U.S. Census Bureau.
Activating Outdoor Spaces Image • Adjacency to Indoor Uses • 14’ Minimum Rear Yard for Outdoor Living 1,141 Sq. Ft. • 10’ Side Yard Via Use Easement
Accordion Wall Continuation of flooring makes spaces feel bigger
Porches and Patios Zero Lot Line 2,262 sf 370 sf outdoor living space
Roof Top Deck
125’ ALLEY C C C 125’ C 7.5’ A D C D A VINE STREET
Space Maximization Ideas
Maximize Transition Spaces
Use Circulation Space
Home Center vs. Den 1,385 sf 2 bed, 2 bath
Tech Niche 1,248 sf 2 bed, 2 bath
Find Storage Opportunities Cabinets in Nook
Allow For Pre-programmed Customization 1,750 sf
Right Sizing Considerations • Design for multiple uses in one space • Maximize views through the home and use glass to the side and rear to expand spaces • Open the kitchen to other living areas • Add kitchen island to eliminate an eating space • Don’t skimp on the design details – incorporate appropriate details and finishes • Storage, storage, storage • Color! • Give buyers flex options
Speaker Contacts: Heather McCune Joe Digrado, AIA Doug Van Lerberghe Bassenian/Lagoni Architects Danielian Associates KEPHART 949.553.9100 949.474.6030 303.832.4474 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2031 Orchard Dr., Ste. 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660 60 Corporate Park Irvine, CA 92606 2555 Walnut Street Denver, CO 80205
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