These small house plan photos show how even small spaces can look much larger, with the right plan layout and interior decorating. Note how the walls AND ceilings are all painted white, which gives an illusion of more space.
We'll start the photo tour with the master bedroom.
Above: A photo of the master bedroom, taken from the living room. Note the pocket door on the left, which frees up a lot more space within the room. The pocket door still has a locking mechanism, like any other door.
Also note that smaller-scale furniture was chosen, which adds to the feeling of spaciousness. For example, a poster bed--though it wouldn't occupy any more space than this bed--would make the room look much smaller.
Above: Another shot of the master bedroom. There is plenty of room for a clothing armoire and/or a dresser. (Though there is also a walk-in closet in the master.)
Above: A shot of the master bedroom from the master bath. The window is quite large (an egress code requirement in this area), but that also helps to give the illusion of more space.
Above: The master bathroom. White granite tile was used to give a bright, spacious appearance. A dark flooring color would make the room seem much smaller.
Above: The master shower, which is 3 feet deep by 4 feet long. Even in a small house, luxuries like a large shower can still be a reality.
Above: The master bathroom soaking tub. Another luxury that, when designed correctly, can still be afforded even in a small home.
Above: Bedroom #2, which contains a full-size futon currently, but can accommodate a queen-size bed.
Above: Another shot of bedroom #2, showing the closet and window. The closet is a walk-in size. Again, this large window helps to give the illusion of more space.
Above: A view of the kitchen from the living room. The kitchen, dining, and living areas are all open, which gives a large, airy feel and makes the home feel much larger than it really is. The kitchen is quite large...large enough for any gourmet chef to work magic!
Above: The living room, taken from the dining room. This area has a higher ceiling at 12 feet.
This small house plan photo tour continues...scroll down for more photos!
Above: Bedroom #3, which is currently an office. Note that this room uses a pocket door, which allows ALL space within the room to be utilized. The door has a locking mechanism, like that found on any other door.
Above: Another shot of bedroom #3, which currently is a home office, but could easily fit a queen-size bed.
Above: The bookcase area for bedroom #3. Bookshelves have not yet been built; instead, this owner placed office filing in this space.
Above: The laundry room, which contains a full-size stand-up freezer, a base cabinet, 2 wall cabinets, a full-size stackable washer and dryer, and a utility sink. A pocket door was used in this room, as well. This little utility room does heavy duty work in a small amount of space!
Above: To wrap up this small house plan photos tour, we bring you out the back door. This shows a view of the rear exterior; the outdoor shower is at the far end of the deck.