The small house plans offered by The House Plan Shop are typically less than 1800 square feet in size. They are popular among builders and homeowners for many reasons. Below is a list of some of the reasons why many of our customers opt to build small home plans:
- Usually simple in design
- Offer a compact, space-saver floor plan that makes the most of every inch of space
- Floor plan includes practical and efficient features
- Can be one or two levels, or one level with a finished basement
- Available in almost any architectural style
- Designed with style while keeping comfort and affordability in mind
- Most are budget-friendly and designed to meet tight budgets
- Floor plans can offer from one to four bedrooms and baths
- Require less building materials than larger home and are therefore affordable to build
- Deliver functional living space and include popular features like kitchen islands and main floor laundry rooms
- Available with a variety of foundation types to accommodate different lot requirements
- Can be used as a starter home, family home, an empty-nester or retirement home, or a vacation house
Because of their compact nature, most small house plans are closely related to cabins and cottages, vacation homes and even narrow lot house plans. Watch for our upcoming blog featuring one of our small home designs.
Exuding charm and style, this quaint cottage house plan is comfortable and efficient. Just imagine it in a little country town or along the New England coast delivering, peace and quiet with all the comforts of home. The exterior of this charming cottage is neatly trimmed and showcases a welcoming front porch lined with columns and opens to two sides of the home. Inside, you’ll discover and open floor plan perfect for the family to kick back and relax after a long week at work. It also encourages conversation with the kitchen and dining area connecting to the great room. Whether you bring the kids or grandkids or some of your closest friends, three bedrooms (one is an open loft) and two full baths deliver comfortable accommodations for everyone. Or, if you’re retired and prefer to spend a lot of time at your cozy cottage, this two-story cottage home plan makes a great secondary residence or vacation home with room for visitors.
For more floor plans like this one, please browse The House Plan Shop’s complete collection of cottage house plans.
For those who don’t require a lot of living space, cottage house plans are a good choice. Though they don’t offer everything you might find in a family-sized home, and they will never compare to a mansion, cottage floor plans are designed to be comfortable and accommodating. Small in nature, cottage home plans are well suited as a primary residence for a single person or a couple and provide all the comforts of home without all the fussy extras. Furthermore, they make great vacation homes and are even a nice selection for a mother-in-law suite or guest house on a large estate. Cottage house plans are sometimes referred to as English cottages. They are quaint, but deliver plenty of outward charm. Though the floor plan is usually simple in design, cottages usually enjoy decorative exterior details and trim such as a railed porch, window shutters and flower boxes. Their interiors are neatly decorated as well. These small houses typically provide basic accommodations including one or two bedrooms and baths, an open floor plan with combined living and dining areas, a modest kitchen and occasionally, a space for a stacked washer and dryer unit. Cottage designs blend nicely in a variety of settings from the side of a peaceful country road to a cozy and peaceful neighborhood. The House Plan Shop’s cottage collection features floor plans that offer no more than 1200 square feet of living space and do not include a garage. Because of their small nature, cottage home plans are closely related to cabin floor plans. Known for their charming designs and cozy accommodations, cottage house plans deliver comfortable and relaxed living year-round or just on long weekends.