Small house plans are on the rise and they are here to stay. But small homes don’t all have to look alike. Here are a few of our favorite small house plans, all under 2,000 square feet and loaded with features. Here are five of our best-selling small house plans.
1. The Merveille Vivante House Plan
The Merveille Vivante Small House Plan is a 1,421 square foot home that showcases many features. This small house plan has plenty of curb appeal with its welcoming fairytale front porch which makes visitors feel welcome immediately. Inside is an island kitchen that introduces a spacious family room and a fireplace that demands attention.
2. The Vida de la Confianza
The Vida de la Confianza is another plan with stunning exterior details. At 1,698 square feet it home with a modest footprint that includes lots of features. With substantial indoor and outdoor space for entertaining, a private master suite to relax in, and future expansion space that can become anything you wish, the Vida de la Confianza is a small house plan that you will love for years to come.
A scaled down version of our L’Atessa di Vita house plan, the Vita Encantata is a small cottage house plan that gives you a workshop space and the same great space for entertaining inside and out all in 1,848 square feet.
4. The Sutherlin Small Ranch House Plan
The Sutherlin Small Ranch house plan features front and back porches that are ideal for relaxing afternoons with a cold beverage. At 1,492 square feet, this is one of our best-selling house plans. Inside, a large Great Room is the perfect spot to host friend and family and a master suite features a deluxe private bath with dual vanities and a refreshing garden tub.
The Espresso house plan gives you the charm of a mountain lodge in 1,529 square feet. This best-selling house plan has amazing curb appeal, achieved by a well-detailed exterior. This small house plan is also affordable and energy efficient. The inside features amenities such as a large island kitchen, walk-in pantry, and an outdoor living room. The master suite is also loaded with features including a double vanity and walk-in closet, attributes not normally seen in a house of this size.
These house plans are just some of the small house plans that have taken America by storm. Comment below and tell us which of these small house plans is your favorite!
If you’ve ever dreamed of building a home, I’m sure a key ingredient to selecting your floor plan is the layout and amenities featured in the kitchen. We’ve selected some of our favorite kitchens based on use of space, functionality and appeal. The kitchens we’ve chosen have it all – a bounty of cabinets and countertops, high-end appliances and the latest in fancy faucet and sink fixtures. You don’t need a large home to have a luxurious, restaurant-style kitchen.
Happy Veterans Day! We would like to thank all of our veterans who have served in our armed forces, especially those that gave their lives to protect us.
A famed quote by one of our most famous veterans:
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln
If you are a veteran who has returned from service or you’ve been retired from the armed forces and you’re looking to settle down and build your dream home, we have some affordable house plans we think you will love.
Historically, ranch house plans became popular in the years following World War II after returning vets with new families started looking for affordable housing.
The Shadow Lane house plan is a great example of the kind of ranch homes that would have been popular after World War II. The Shadow Lane house plan has some classic charm with a gorgeous master suite and a large garage with plenty of space to store your lawn mower, 4-wheeler, and of course your car.
The Berkshire house plan is a modern take on a classic design and is built for modern families with busy lifestyles. It features an open floor plan and unfinished space to accommodate the growing needs of a young family.
The colonial style was also popular. The Pleasant View house plan features colonial style with an open floor plan and a large back porch. Three bedrooms and two baths make it the perfect home for a growing family.
This is a small taste of affordable home plans that The House Designers has to offer. If you are a veteran looking to build a new home we invite you to take advantage of our military promo code: VETERANS2014.
If you need assistance finding a home plan because you have special needs or lot restrictions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 866-214-2242.
As land close to urban areas becomes scarcer, homeowners and builders are exploring the benefits of narrow lots. The best way to overcome the challenges of a narrow lot is to find a house plan designed specifically for this type of lot. Designers and architects from The House Designers know how to make efficient use of every available space without sacrificing style and amenities and have created house plans specifically to handle a narrow configuration. In order to maximize the space, most of these homes are two-story and feature rear-loading garages and front porches. Some have traditional front garages or no garages at all. Our well-designed narrow lot house plans provide you with plenty of options to ensure you have everything you need to build your dream home. Enjoying browsing our collection of narrow lot house plans.
With the close of National Kitchen and Bath Month, we wanted to take a look at the current design trends in the industry. Here are the top five trends in the kitchen and bath industry.
Simple, sleek, and classic are three words to describe the monochrome trend that has been around for some time. A monochromatic color scheme is a timeless look that isn’t going anywhere in 2014. Add a dash of natural wood or a colorful backsplash to add some visual interest to a monochromatic design and give the room an inviting appeal.
2. Natural Woods
One other trend that has been sweeping the design industry is the addition of natural woods and earthy materials. Wood and stone countertops and beautiful natural wood cabinets are topping everyone’s list.
3. Colorful Backsplashes
Backsplashes are a great place to give your kitchen a unique accent. Look for unique tiles in a color that appeals to you, or mix and match to create a unique backsplash you will enjoy for years to come. Keep the rest of the kitchen minimalistic and let your backsplash be the focal point.
4. Open Shelving
Cabinets will always be needed in the kitchen but open shelves are a growing design trend. Open shelves are a great way to display your eye-catching kitchen accessory and crockery. While you may not see a lot of open shelves now a lot of designers and manufacturers have started incorporating open shelving into their 2014 kitchen designs.
5. Warmer Metals
Designers have started favoring brass and copper just as much as they do silver metals. These darker metals have a warm and inviting patina that homeowners have taken to. You will see bronze and copper finishes on faucets, sinks, and even in light fixtures.
Which of these kitchen trends is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out designs like these in The House Designers’ fabulous kitchen house plan collection.
When you drive down a street in a new town or neighborhood you may find a home that feels just about perfect for you. The United States is a place full of different styles and architecture so pinpointing the specific style that you like can be difficult. Dominant styles can change from region to region as well with some styles being more popular up north and some being found primarily in the south. Here are some examples of the most popular homes in the United States.
Victorian house plans have a stately feel to them and are as beautiful as they are functional. Their exteriors are often beautifully ornate with gables, bay windows, towers, and overhangs. The Victorian style also includes a number of sub-styles including the Queen Anne and cottage house plans.
With the appearance of a thatched cottage, Cape Cod house plans are built to withstand harsh Northeastern winters. They feature steep roofs and large chimneys but are often noted for their dormer windows.
Human beings tend to gravitate towards symmetry so there is no surprise that colonial house plans are another one of our favorite styles. Colonial house plans rely heavily on symmetry with evenly spaced windows, dormers and columns.
Simple and elegant design are the two words that best describe a Craftsman house plan. Craftsman house plans are one of the most popular styles in the United States and they are characterized by their large porches, low-pitched roofs, and exteriors that use wood, stone, or brick.
Spanish house plans are popular in the southern states. Their exterior style fuses together European and Native American architecture. Many Spanish house plans include clay roof tiles, gorgeous outdoor living spaces, and stucco exteriors. In many cases, these exteriors are often accented with wrought iron.
Contemporary homes have a futuristic feeling to them and many connect the indoors with the outdoors. Walls of windows typically play a part in the design that let in plenty of natural light.
Which of these house plan styles do you find yourself gravitating towards? Have you found something that inspires you? Let us know which style you like best in the comments below and be sure to check out our house plan collections at The House Designers.
The Colina de Cobre House Plan 9040 is a brand new tiny cabin getaway that’s perfect for a lake, ocean or mountain property. It was recently created by one of our leading architects, who is known for homes with much larger footprints. This new #tinyhouseplan is the results of requests from prospective homeowners and builders for a luxury getaway that has all the trademark features and appeal of this architects current house plan collection.
If you’re looking for the perfect small house plan with an open floor plan and plenty of amenities then you’ll want to check our newest design, the Gillis House Plan 8256. This brand new house plan is ideal for a vacation home, empty nester or someone looking to build their first starter home rather than rent. With just over 1,000 square feet, this two story cottage home is only 30′ wide and 34′ deep and features 2 bedrooms (one on the first floor) and two full bathrooms. If you’re looking to take advantage of the outdoors and have a great view, there’s a spacious wraparound porch and second story balcony. The dining room and kitchen feature an open living space making it easy for entertaining guests.
All of our house plans can be customized to ensure you have all your desired features. The House Designers offers free modification estimates making it easy to determine if the home you selected is perfect for your needs, budget and land. If you enjoy this design, you’ll want to check out our complete collection of small house plans, vacation house plans and cottage house plans.
The Veranda Bay House Plan – 3352 is a picture perfect waterfront house plan, particularly for a narrow lot (it’s 46′ wide). The majority of the home enjoys being wrapped in a covered porch featuring window and screens so that you can enjoy the outdoors all year long. A front two-car garage is connected to the veranda. A great feature to this home is the 2nd floor featuring two bunk rooms and a jack n jill bath, as well as a large game room with a kitchenette and bathroom. It’s the perfect set-up for the kids. To view more great photographs and plan details for this 2,900 square foot beach house plan, click here.
It’s time for Halloween and we want to see how you get into the Halloween spirit. We want you to submit photos of your entryways, windows, decks, and patios and show us just how goulish you get for October 31st. Do you decorate your front porch with pumpkins? Do you put spooky lights in your windows? Do the kids decorate jack-o-lanterns or are there some ghouls hanging around your entryway? We want to see them.
HOW TO ENTER: Take a photo of your Halloween decorations in your doorway, window, deck, or patio and submit it through Instagram (for mobile devices only) or Twitter with the hashtag #THDHauntedMansion for your entry into the contest. You can also enter by posting a photo to our Facebook wall.
WHEN: You have from October 3rd to October 31st.
CAN I EARN EXTRA ENTRIES?: Yes, if your photo features a window from Integrity® by Marvin® Windows and Doors or a door from Therma-Tru® and you mention the name in the caption, you will earn an extra entry. (Remember to use the hashtag #THDHauntedMansion so that we can find your entry.)
HOW WILL THE WINNER BE SELECTED?: The winner will be selected by a random drawing. Additionally we will pick some of our favorites and feature them on our blog.
WHEN WILL YOU ANNOUNCE THE WINNER?: The winner of our Halloween Contest will be announced on November 3rd.
So start decorating and show us all of your fun holiday décor.