Creating a Not So Big® Inspired Home
Right Sizing the American Dream
Course Level: 100 | Course Length: 1.5 hours
Date, Time and Location
Not currently scheduled.
There is a paradigm shift taking place in how people understand "home" and what can be done to make the most of their living spaces. 2008 was the first year on record when U.S. house sizes actually stopped growing. This shift is indicative of a trend toward greener and more economical living. Learn how to achieve beauty, efficiency, and conservation of energy and resources in a smaller space. Focus on learning ways to create the maximum amount of value in the minimum amount of space whether remodeling, adding on, or building a new home. Examine 10 different key design strategies for creating a successful not-so-big inspired living space.
See Michael's blog post featured in All Things Real Estate Newspaper, that further describes the need to create smaller spaces that “live large” without being large.
- Identify trends in home size and design.
- Examine 10 different design strategies for maximizing livability in the minimal amount of space.
- Recognize the personal and environmental benefits of right sizing a home.
AIA: 1.5 learning units
CCB: 1.5 elective hours
OR Real Estate Agency: 1.5 hours
(Course #2121, Topic: real estate property evaluation)
Michael Klement, Architectural Resource
Michael (AIA NCARB) is the principal of Architectural Resource, LLC, a full-service, award winning, architectural design firm specializing exclusively in residential design of new homes, cottages, additions, remodels, and renovations with an emphasis on Green and sustainable design. Since the firm’s inception in 1991, creating healthy and energy efficient buildings has been a fundamental aspect of its core mission.