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William S. Briggs, Architect

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including our homes, but where you allocate that space in your home can really make a difference.  You don’t want to sacrifice square footage in common areas for a larger bedroom.  Where you need space most is not in the individual rooms, but in the areas you move through.  Adding more space to the hallway will make a house feel more expansive.  

How the space is allocated in a room is also really important.  Adding enough distance between countertops is the difference between a functional kitchen and one that is too cramped to work in.  You also wouldn’t want to take a square foot or two in a bathroom to make a larger bedroom in an ensuite.  That would make the entire area feel too crowded and awkward.  

While we might love our wide open spaces in Texas, when it’s time to build you want to think strategically about how to use your home’s footprint.  Adding or subtracting a square foot here or there can truly make the difference between a home that working for you or against you.  

William S. Briggs, Architect, PLLC

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