4 Single-Family Build-to-Rent Home Designs Offering Comfort and Construction Efficiency

Article as seen in Professional Builder Magazine
DESIGNER: Todd Hallett, AIA, TK Design & Associates[email protected], 248.446.1960

Applying Lean Design to Single-Family Build-to-Rent: The Aubrey

DIMENSIONS: Width: 30 feet / Depth: 30 feet /Living area: 1,000 sf

Build-to-rent designs must be both efficient to build and functional. Cost is a major factor in determining feasibility. Lean design is a great tool for achieving cost savings without sacrificing aesthetics or construction quality.

A  Squares are by far the most cost-efficient building shape

B  Don’t overlook storage—a valued amenity for this market

C  An open floor plan makes the home feel larger

 A balcony that is the width of the building is a cost-effective way to extend living space