The House Designers is your complete source for small, green, affordable house plans. From budget-minded cottages to cozy ranch and Craftsman homes, we have a style and design to fit your lifestyle and budget without sacrificing amenities. All of our home designs focus on efficient use of living space to make the home feel larger than it is by having an open floor plan where the kitchen, dining and living room share space. Creating a functional outdoor living space is a popular trend with smaller homes to extend the living space and add value to the home. This week’s issue of Dream Designs spotlights some of our best small home designs. All house plans are ENERGY STAR approved to ensure you build an energy-efficient, sustainable home.