When searching through our builder-approved, ready-to-build house plans, start with the most important features like 1) the square footage you’ll need in your new home design, 2) if you want a ranch or one-story home or maybe you’re looking for a 2 or 3 story home, 3) your preference in bedrooms and bathrooms and 4) the number of garage bays you’ll need. This allows you to see a wide variety of home designs with your basic preferences and expands your options for house blueprints that meet your needs. Many of our home plans have a flexible space that can be a 4th bedroom, so don’t rule out 3-bedroom homes when searching through our house plans. Also remember that any of our house plans can be easily modified and our house plan specialists can assist you in recommending your needed changes. If this is the first time you’re building a new home, know that making changes to a plan is quick and easy. Most basic changes can even be made direct by your builder unless your particular town has restrictions and having your builder make changes to your house plans can save money on modification fees. You’ll find lots of our designs showcase house plans with photos showing you how homeowners just like yourself modified our plans to meet their particular needs and budget. Simply email, live chat or call our seasoned home plan advisors at 866-214-2242 and get started building your dream home!
Helpful Tip: Adding garage bays and changing the placement of the garage door entry can easily be modified. For example, if you find a house plan that has front entry facing garage doors, and you prefer a side-entry garage, most house designs can be easily modified to facilitate this change. It’s usually easy to add garage bays as well if you need more space. And if you find that some of our small house plans have 1 or 2 garage bays and you need more, find out if your builder can make this change, or have our modification team give you a free estimate on adding what you need. Also, take a look at our Garage House Plan collection to find great plans for a separate garage you may want to build as well.
Since most of our house plans can accommodate any foundation, it’s usually wise not to select a foundation option. If you find particular home plans that you love that don’t offer a basement, for example, you can have the plan modified to add a basement. This is true with most foundations including house plans with crawlspaces, daylight basements, slab and pier foundations.
Helpful Tip: Most interior features can be added or removed by your builder. Items like fireplaces and built-ins can easily be added or removed to our house plans by your builder. Even items like raising or lowering ceiling heights in our house designs can easily be done by our modification team, your builder or a local designer or architect. Again, don’t narrow your search results by selecting too many home plan options.
Keep in mind that most of the items listed below can easily be added or removed from our house plans and most of these interior details can be changed by your builder. This saves money incurred from modification fees and allows more money to go into your beautiful new kitchen!
Most of these items listed below can also easily be added to your home design by your builder. An item that should be checked if it's a detail you want in your house plan is split bedroom design where the master bedroom is located on one side of the home and the remaining bedrooms are located on the opposite side of the house which offers privacy to the master suite. Another item is master bedroom on the main floor if you’re considering 2-story house plans and you want your master suite located on the first floor.
Most of the items listed here are once again items that can be easily added to most of our blueprints. Leaving these items unchecked allows a broader selection in your house blueprint search results.
Most any of our plans can be suited for a corner lot, but if you need a home design for a narrow lot or sloping lot, it’s wise to check these options. Do keep in mind that most house plans can be modified for a sloping lot and we have an entire collection of narrow lot house plans and sloping lot home designs. Finding a house plan closest to what you need reduces or eliminates modification fees allowing more money to go into your new home!
To see a list of our architectural styles for examples of home plan styles, visit our Architectural Styles page.
To view examples of our different house plan collections, visit our House Plan Collections page.
NEED HELP? Please contact our home plan specialists by email, live chat or calling 866-214-2242. We would be happy to assist you with any questions you have about our plans, or help you with modifications.
REMEMBER: All of our house plans can be customized to meet your specific needs and budget. Start by simply filling out the modification form for the plan you’re interested in and have your free estimate in 1-2 business days.