Today we are sharing a few pointers from Todd Hallett on how to work with building on a narrow lot. He explains in one of his more recent Lean Design blog posts:

“This 2,800-square-foot plan utilizes Lean design to combat narrow-lot woes. One of the most important aspects of Lean design is value. It makes no difference if the house cost $100,000 or $3 million; the key to Lean design is providing ultimate value to the customer. Lean design requires collaboration with the building team, architect, and trades to drive out unnecessary cost and maximize desirability. This approach drives down construction costs while increasing absorption rates and elevating margin.

So how does this apply to a narrow lot? Typically narrow lot plans have myriad issues. The foyer feels like a tunnel, the great room may be in the middle or the front of the house, and the kitchen is a dark closed-off cave. Today we are examining a 2,800-square-foot narrow lot plan that was developed with Lean design standards. The structure is designed to build at a low cost with minimal waste while also taking advantage of consumer-driven national trends. Let’s take a closer look.”

To see examples, read this entire article on Housing Zone’s Lean Design Blog.