Help me make this house smaller?
Love the Smaller Homes forum. Although I grew up in a giant house that my parents built themselves (complete with an indoor racquetball court), I very much want the house I'm building to be as small as comfortably possible. That said, my wife and I would like to be open to having a large family if that is in the cards (we already have an 9 month old and another on the way), so we have to plan carefully.
Right now, we are in the drafting stage, with a couple of local students drafting our plans for us. But that plan will not differ tremendously from the wonderful drafts Summerfield has done for us, below. I can find a few spots to decrease dimensions by 6" here and 1' here, but those small changes are not going to really significantly affect the size or cost of the house. Any significant changes you can see that we could implement? Currently the house is about 2,300 square feet, and I'd like to discover any such changes now, before we get too far down the line.
Thanks for any thoughts!