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Old 12-13-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Dhaka Bangladesh
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We are planing to build a 1000 sq feet size home as land in the are is very scarce and expensive. I am going to live with my parents And I intend to marry a girl next year. Can you please suggest some good website or person whom I can contact which will serve my purpose.

The problem is my parents want to live beside a place temple. And there is no other place left. It is either our own land or we have be in apartment. I am still considering buying the land

Yes I agree that my parents have to climb. that is why i was thinking about a small lift but that will be very expensive. I dont know whether will that be worth buying.

I have seen people live in small places but 1000 sq feet! I dont know what to do.

By the way I am from Bangladesh.
Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Default stairlifts and pneumatic elevators

Well, I can't speak to the size of your house or a person to contact to help design or build it, but I can comment about the lift.

I need one as well. You can always install one of those stair/chair lifts:

The World?s Finest Stairlifts are Made in the U.S.A. by Bruno

Or, another exciting option is a pneumatic elevator. I don't know the cost, but it's supposed to be much less expensive than a regular built-in elevator.:

Vacuum Elevator | In Home Residential Elevators Manufacturers

Hope this can help you in some way!

good luck!

Dandiday
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Couple squeezes into one of Manhattan's tiniest apartments | 7online.com 1000 sq. feet is a mansion.
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I suggest you Google SCADpad. SCAD is short for Savannah College of Art and Design, and they have built small dwellings around the world from unused parking garages. Each space is 325 sq feet. You can get some great ideas.
There is also a good book called The Not So Big House.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Montana
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1000 sq/ft is enough space for living, what people generally have trouble with is their stuff fitting the space. I lived in Germany for three years in 1200 sq/ft with my wife and daughter, and it worked fine. Some trade offs to consider are kitchen size, closet space, and bathroom set up. In a small house, a 1 person kitchen area with an open LR/DR combo great room will likely make the space you have feel bigger as well as be more useable. A single bathroom is likely what you will be driven to, and you need to think through toliet placement, sink placement, and I would suggest a short low tub (5 foot) and shower combo. If you go with just a shower, you may have trouble with zoning and/or resale. About the smallest useable bedroom size is 10x10, but 12x12 is big enough for a queen bed, dresser and beraeu combination and a chair. So, 1,2 or 3 bedrooms will be a consideration.

How it works is 10x9 for the kitchen (90 sqft), 12x12 master BR (144 sqft), 9x10 office (90 sqft) 10x11 BR (110 sqft), 7x9 bath (63 sqft), and that leaves 503 sqft for the LR/DR combo (approx 20x25), or re-allocating some of that space to other rooms in the design.

Best of luck!
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:00 AM
 
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I see a lot of 1000 sq ft newly constructed homes around here that are 3br/2ba. Obviously, the rooms aren't huge, but definitely useable. The living room, dining room and kitchen are usually just one room sectioned off for the purpose of those three rooms. In the 60-70s it seems like a lot of 3br/1ba homes were around 950-1000....nowadays they build them at a tad over 1000 sq ft (something like 1019 sq ft) which is probably to accommodate a small master bath. Vaulted ceilings can help make the space feel larger.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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I grew up in a house <800 square feet with six people. I wouldn't ever personally WANT to live in that space but it also had an AWFUL layout. With the right layout you can go a long way.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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Our house is about that size. With the right layout it can work just fine. You really have to make use of every square inch in a small house, but it can work and it can even work well.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Sure you can build 1000 sq ft. Have you looked at builder's websites (even modular builders) for sample layouts?

That isn't THAT small, although I don't know that I would want in laws living with me in it (unless there won't be any kids.)
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Sure you can build 1000 sq ft. Have you looked at builder's websites (even modular builders) for sample layouts?

That isn't THAT small, although I don't know that I would want in laws living with me in it (unless there won't be any kids.)
LOL, sharing 1000 sq. ft. with the parentals, there most likely won't be enough privacy to make any kids.
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