Posts tagged one-story house plans
One of the commercials I remember from childhood involves a Realtor driving a couple around a neighborhood and showing them ranch after ranch house plan even after the couple says, “Didn’t we say ‘No ranches?’” I can’t even remember the company or the point of that commercial but that one line got into my head and stayed with me. I grew up with this idea that ranch house plans were undesirable, so imagine my surprise to find out that ranch house plans are the most popular choice for house plans.
Ranch house plans share one simple attribute: they are house plans with one-story living. Aside from that, ranch house plans can be as diverse in floor plan and exterior design as you want. Whether you are looking for a small retirement cottage or a luxurious Mediterranean villa there is a ranch house plan for you.
Say, you want something a little more modern for your exterior style. Homes like The Park Place house plan give you that modern and contemporary styling while still giving you the efficiency of single-story living. The Park Place house plan has plenty of amenities embedded into the design that allow you to live efficiently and practically. A welcoming foyer houses lots of storage space for coats and shoes and minimizes the dust and dirt tracked into the house. The home office is directly accessible from the foyer, allowing business and pleasure to be co-located but still remain separate when needed. The office can also serve as a flexible space, easily becoming a guest room or additional bedroom.
If you need a home that is somewhat larger you can look at homes like the Aspen Creek house plan. Not only does it have ample space for four bedrooms and four bathrooms but it also has amenities like a cozy study, game room, and cooking patio. This house plan’s central zone is the main living area where you will find a family room, keeping room, and living room that are separated only by a breakfast bar. You can also enjoy the view outside from large windows while you keep cozy with two corner fireplaces in the living room and keeping room.
If you are looking for something that feels a little bit more like a cottage, then house plans like the Lado del Rio will be just your cup of tea. The Lado del Rio offers wide open planning and lots of room to grow. The spacious front porch is inviting and cozy and a large rear porch creates the perfect space for outdoor entertaining. With extra luxuries in the master suite like a walk-in shower and large walk-in closet you will find that this home has everything you could possibly want, all in one story.
This is a small sample of the various exterior styles you will find when looking into a single-story floor plan. If you want to keep browsing you can take a look at the large ranch house plan collection from The House Designers.
Today’s one-story house plans go well beyond the traditional ranch home. Architects and designers are taking the single story house plans to a whole new level by incorporating a variety of innovative and unique shapes and sizes to meet the needs, budget and lifestyle of future new home builders.
Consumers and builders can expect to find energy-efficient floor plans featuring flexible rooms, open kitchen, living and dining areas, extended outdoor living spaces, tons of amenities and simple, yet elegant exterior features to reflect various architectural styles.
Many single story house plans offer the ability to have a finished basement to extend the home’s living space. Basements offer the ideal place to create a game room, entertainment or media space to kick back and have some fun.
You can easily expand your one-story living to the outdoors with a large deck, sunroom or patio. Many are designed with complete outdoor living spaces, including an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and a pool/spa area.
Because they are one-story and do not have staircases, they are a great design for first-time homeowners who have small children, people with mobility issues and anyone who wants to save money on maintenance and utilities.
And if you need make changes down the road, having an open, flexible floor plan will make that an easy and affordable remodel.
View an extensive collection of one-story house plans at TheHouseDesigners.com, featuring a wide variety of size, styles and gorgeous interior photography to inspire the designer in all of us.
Don’t be fooled by the single-story nature of a ranch house plans. Our ranch house plans are available in a wide range of square footage options, floor plans, features, architectural styles and benefits. Their efficient use of space gives you as much flexible space and as many bedrooms as a two-story house plan, but a price point that makes it more affordable to construct.
One of our featured ranch house plans in this weekâ€™s issue of Dream Designs is the Shenandoah House Plan. The one-story home features a French country design with a covered entranceway that leads into an open living area with graceful columns outlining the living and dining room. The private master suite occupies the left wing of the home and features a bay window, vaulted ceiling and two walk-in closets. There are two additional suites on the right wing that share a large bath. The kitchen area is open and features a breakfast room overlooking the back deck. And for plenty of extra storage space thereâ€™s an attached three-car garage. Enjoy browsing our extensive collection of ranch house plans.
Today, homes are being designed with open floor plans rather than small individual rooms. You’ll find that cabinetry design is embracing this new trend to create large open living areas by creating cabinetry that has the look of furniture. With more space to be creative, cabinets don’t have to be pushed to the room’s perimeter but can become part of furniture groupings that are a key component to the overall design, functionality and dÃ©cor of the living space.
This week’s issue of Home Ideas is all about cabinetry – “Cabinets Key Ingredient In Kitchen Design,” “Options For Kitchen Cabinetry” and “Consumers Crave Functionality.” Get inspired our collection of Fabulous Kitchen Floor Plans, which include everything from small beach cottages to sprawling one-story house plans featuring a professional kitchen design.
While many baby boomers are looking to down-size and prepare for retirement, most are just interested in finding the right-sized home so they can enjoy easy and economical living without sacrificing their needs and changing their lifestyle. For some, that may mean a small house plan with a large outdoor living space and open floor plan so they can still entertain and have room for the grandkids. For most, it means a home with lots of flexible spaces to accommodate overnight guests, a home office, entertainment/media room, and craft and hobby room.
One thing most home plans have in common for boomers are they are one-story or ranch house plans, have a large master suite, flexible living spaces and bonus rooms. You can enjoy browsing through our collection of small house plans, open floor plans, empty nester, one-story house plans and bonus room house plans.
A couple headed towards retirement contacted me a few weeks ago. They were looking to downsize from their current home of 3,000 sq. ft. and wanted a one-story floor plan. It was important that they still have enough living space for their children and grandchildren to stay and visit. After searching through several of our house plans, I came up with the Jasper. Just shy of 1,500 sq. ft. this three bedroom, split-floor plan seemed ideal! With its decorative and vaulted ceilings, it gives the illusion of much more space.
My customers loved the open floor plan and thought the breakfast room would be perfect to serve up a big brunch when the grandchildren came to visit. The split floor plan also allows them to enjoy their own space and privacy. I sold them the plan, and asked them to please send pictures when the construction of their new home was completed!