Tips to Make Small Cottage House Plans

Small Cottage House Plans
Small cottage house plans are needed by those who want to build one for their family to spend holiday. Many people love to live in a cottage house since they look cozy, informal, unique, and woodsy. You know how it looks, right? What are the characteristics of a cottage house?

A cottage house usually has:


• a gable roof
• a shingle roof
• board and batten outside walls
• stucco walls
• a small porch
• a bay window
• a balcony

A cottage house is usually like the one we see in children story books that is why it is interesting to live in. Nowadays, people usually use this kind of house in summer holiday. The location of the cottage house is usually by the beach or lake. If you want to make a cottage house plan, you will have to pay attention to these important things below:

Small Cottage House Plans


• In making plans you should know that the doors of cottage house, especially the front door is usually a screen door accompanied by a big window. The doors and the windows are usually in different color with the walls. Choose the color that is contrast to the walls’ color which is usually whites.

• You know that a cottage house usually has a porch. Make sure you design cozy seats in the porch. Some people have an easy chair or a swing in a porch.

• A cottage house generally has window boxes, make sure you have shutters for them. A cottage house is usually used in summer holiday, right? It is usually hot outside, so the windows should have shutters. Not to mention, that these shutters will give artistic value to the outside design of the house.

•  For the outside designs of the cottage house, make sure that you have climbing plants that will cover your cottage house. So, once you build this kind of house, make sure you plant roses, ivies, or clematis right away. It takes time for them to grow, right? Those plants will really make your cottage house look beautiful and cozy. Don’t forget to have a path made from stones that will lead you from the gate to the porch. Since people love to get together in the porch in their cottage house talking, don’t forget to have flower beds in the garden. These will make your house even more beautiful.


Whether you want to make a big or small cottage house, you have to pay attention to those things above. Those things really make it different from other kinds of house. It is hoped that the article about small cottage house plans will guide you to make a beautiful small cottage house for you and your family.

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