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Jan 18 2012

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Things to Know about Small House Plans

House Plan 026H-0012 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.

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Nov 30 2011

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The House Plan Shop Offers a Variety of Multi-Family Home Plans

Multi-Family House Plan 025M-0066When it comes to multi-family dwellings, The House Plan Shop has a broad selection of designs to choose from. Multi-family house plans range in size and can accommodate two or more families depending on the complexity and the arrangement of units composing the design. Our collection of multi-family home plans is composed of the following categories:


·         Duplex Plans

·         Townhouse Plans

·         3-4 Unit Plans

·         5+ Unit Plans


These multi-family home plans can offer identical units or units with different floor plans. The units can be one or more levels and range in size from simple one bedroom, ne bath designs to three or more bedrooms and baths per unit. Some of the larger designs offering four or more units can be considered apartment plans.


If you are in the market for multi-family house plans, take some time to browse our collection. 

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Nov 09 2011

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Sub-Styles of Architectural House Plan Styles Offered

Adobe House Plan 057H-0012Last week we shared with you the many different architectural home plan styles we offer. Within the collections for each style, there are sub-styles available. Below is a list of architectural sub-styles represented on our website:



Arts and Crafts












Other architectural sub-styles can be found on our site as well. Take some time to browse all of our collections to see just how many house plan styles we offer.

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Nov 02 2011

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Architectural House Plan Styles Offered

House Plan 007H-0116The House Plan Shop, LLC offers home plans in a broad range of architectural styles ensuring our customers will find a home in the style they love. Many of the designs posted on our site feature exterior and/or interior photographs and/or color renderings making it easy to identify each one’s architectural style. Our home plan collection features designs in the following architectural styles:







Cape Cod

Carriage House














Narrow Lot

Premier Luxury












Whether you are looking for a cozy bungalow home or a luxurious Mediterranean house plan, our extensive collection is sure to include home designs in the architectural style you love. Be sure to watch for next week’s blog post listing some of the architectural sub-categories found within the main architectural collections we shared today.

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Oct 05 2011

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Empty-Nester House Plans and Baby Boomer Homes

Empty-Nester House Plan 053H-0061 If you have raised your kids and are on the road to retirement or perhaps have already retired, Empty-Nester house plans are for you! They are designed for those who have reached the point in life when it is time to kick back, relax and enjoy past accomplishments and the future. Most Empty-Nester home plans showcase comfortable spaces and practical features that will carry occupants through the next phases of life. In many cases these thoughtful house plans are designed with one-story allowing for easy, single-level living. Some might be built on finished basements delivering extra living space on the lower level, ideal for those who need extra entertainment space or bedrooms for holiday weekends when the kids and grandkids come to visit. Most Empty-Nester house plans share a few common characteristics and design elements making them appealing to singles and couples of retirement age. They are designed with an open floor plan often combining the living room, kitchen and dining space into one large gathering area. Not only does this arrangement work well for entertaining, but should occupants one day find themselves in need of a walker or wheelchair, this barrier-free layout allows mobility and access to the main parts of the home in a safe manor. Furthermore, many designs enjoy outdoor living spaces such as a screened porch, deck or covered patio. These home plans for retirees generally incorporate a main level master suite with a roomy bath. Frequently, a walk-in shower is included in the bath allowing accessibility for those who may have trouble getting in and out of a bathtub later in life. There is also room for safety features like grab bars near the toilet, shower and bathtub. Sometimes, Empty-Nester floor plans include at least one secondary bedroom room for use as a guest suite when weekend visitors arrive. Flexible spaces are often included with baby boomer friendly house plans like a den or hobby room that can flex as needs or lifestyles change. Finally, Empty-Nester house plans are fashioned with comfort and low maintenance in mind. They are designed with easy-to-care-for interiors and exteriors.


Take some time and enjoy browsing our Empty-Nester House Plans.

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