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Aug 31 2017

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Looking for a Family-Friendly House Plan? Try These Designs

If you are looking for a house plan to accommodate your family, sometimes it is hard to find the right mix of bedrooms, bathrooms, gathering spaces, quiet spaces and outdoor living areas. Additionally, convenient elements like a kitchen island, plenty of closet space, a large garage, and an easy-to-access laundry room are a must. There are other things to consider as well, like the number of levels and foundation type. Below are three family-friendly house plans that will get you started on your search for the right design and floor plan that will accommodate your family and lifestyle.

 

House Plans 050H-0135050H-0135: The great room located centrally on the main level of this open house plan, functions as a gathering place for every day family activities.  With its cathedral ceiling, a feeling of spaciousness is prevalent throughout the room.  Situated on one end is the kitchen.  It has a long roomy counter that is great for little ones to pull up a chair while mom and dad prepare a meal.  The close proximity of the kitchen and walk-in pantry to the 3-car garage, makes for convenient and efficient transfer of groceries from trunk to storage.  Busy families will appreciate that flow as with the laundry.  Washer and dryer are just steps from the master bedroom’s walk-in closets and likewise from the stairs to the children’s bedrooms on the second floor.  Families can break bread together in the dining room as they discuss their day.   A covered back porch and a screen porch offer protected enjoyment of the outdoors.  When day is done, children are tucked into their beds on the second floor, close enough to look in on, but far enough away for parents to enjoy their privacy in the main level master bedroom.

 

House Plan 001H-0101001H-0101: This attractive country house plan features a multi-material façade and would look great on any block, especially if it’s yours. It is a dandy fit for a family. Each of the children’s bedrooms has its own full bath so there’s no waiting and no bickering. Mom and Dad each have their own walk-in closet, their own vanity in the master bath, and their choice of separate shower or bath. There is sitting space in the master bedroom, the perfect getaway from the rest of the household when need be. Between the children’s rooms is a media room, a great place for using the computer for homework or games. A spacious great room with a vaulted ceiling readily accommodates daily family activities. With its handy food prep island, the kitchen is designed for efficient completion of meals and their delivery to the raised snack bar or dining room. Utilize the patio in back or the covered porch for outdoor gatherings. Every family needs lots of storage spaces and you will find them here. There is a small flex room that is probably large enough to house your hobby supplies or store the holiday decorations. A bonus room over the garage provides more storage or looks toward the future as your family grows.

 

House Plan 007H-0060007H-0060: Begin with the covered front porch of this family-friendly Southern house plan. It provides plenty to welcome guests and delivers unobstructed views. Perfect for pulling up a chair and visiting with a neighbor while waiting for the school bus to drop off the kids. An open floor plan accommodates family activities and a formal living room makes entertaining company special. Interior details such as the master bedroom tray ceiling, columns at the entry, a family room fireplace and the kitchen snack bar make everyday living extraordinary. For outdoor activities, the open patio is a great space for grilling and the screen porch provides outdoor dining while protecting you from pests. Each of the bedrooms boasts its own full bath and walk-in closet. Mom and Dad enjoy their privacy on the opposite side of the home. The three-car garage offers protection for the family vehicles and lawn equipment. Above it is a bonus room for extending your living space as the family grows.

 

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Feb 24 2014

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Featured Adobe House Plan for Southwest Living

Sunbelt House Plan 057H-0039Are you tired of shoveling snow, chipping ice off of your windshield, hunkering in all winter? Maybe a two-story home sounded good until years of trudging up and down the stairs with three loads of laundry every day set in your aching joints. If you are ready for a move to a warmer climate, then you are ready for a new house plan. With its stucco exterior well-suited for living in the southwestern United States, this is a house plan that will help you fit in with the locals. And you will fit in it. No more stairs as everything is on one level in this ranch plan. But if you do feel the need for altitude adjustment, try the sunken great room for a change of pace. You will find yourself moving with efficiency from the attached two-car garage, to the laundry room, to the kitchen island and into the study. With no more snow to shovel, you can devote your time to the landscaping opportunities created by the front courtyard and back patios, one of which has exclusive access from the master bedroom. If you find yourself missing the cold, you can lay back and reminisce about it in the whirlpool tub in you master bath. With less time devoted to shoveling snow and running up and down stairs, you may want to take the opportunity to entertain. Escort your guests from the courtyard and covered porch, through your own gallery of family photographs, and into the dining room or great room, or out to the rear patio. When the kids finally leave the nest, you’ll have two secondary bedrooms to use for guests – the friends and family left behind in the cold, who are ready to escape to your adobe sanctuary. Consider this one-story house plan for your new change-of-pace life.

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Sep 22 2010

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Charming Ranch House Plan in Country Traditional Style

039H-0002 Ranch House PlanFrom the siding and brick façade paired with front facing gables to the charming dormers and column lined, wrap-around porch, this ranch house plan displays a masterful blend of country, traditional appeal. Ideal for those stepping up from a starter home, this one-story floor plan showcases a bedroom together design with three bedrooms neatly clustered together at the back of the home for privacy. This thoughtful layout ensures everyone will get a good night’s sleep with the parents sleeping nearby the children’s rooms. The master bedroom showcases a fanciful tray ceiling, large walk-in closet and pampering salon bath outfitted with a soothing garden tub. Sunny windows fill the family bedrooms with natural light, and a convenient hall bath accommodates the children’s needs. The main living areas team up to promote easy and relaxed living. Open and spacious, the living room accommodates everyday happenings and large gatherings for special occasions. The kitchen reveals an efficient, step-saver design with practical features like ample counter space, a pantry and a breakfast bar pleasing amateur and gourmet chef’s alike. If outdoor cooking and dining is what you prefer, take a look at the rear patio, a great place for grilling, summertime barbecues or dining alfresco with the kids. Laundry chores and unloading groceries are a snap with the kitchen strategically positioned near the 2-car garage and laundry room. If you are looking for relaxed and stylish family living all on one level, this one-story ranch home plan is sure to get your attention.

 

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Jul 28 2010

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Ranch House Plans: What You Should Know

007H-0046 Ranch House PlanRanch house plans are very popular among home builders and homeowners because they are versatile and accommodating. Below is a list of important information about these well disposed, one-story floor plans. Take some time to view the list before searching for ranch home plans online at popular websites like The House Plan Shop.

 

  • Ranch house plans are usually built on one level and sometimes referred to as one-story house plans.
  • These homes have no particular noteworthy exterior characteristic except they are noticeably built with one floor.
  • The exteriors of ranch home plans can range from a simple façade and steep gable roof to an intricately detailed façade with a low-pitch, hip roofline.
  • They typically have an asymmetrical footprint.
  • Open floor plans with few walls are common.
  • These designs span a broad range of sizes from simple Cottage floor plans to grand, Luxury homes.
  • Ranch floor plans can accommodate all phases of life beginning with singles and new families and extending to large and growing families, empty nesters and retirees.
  • One-story homes are very popular among young buyers and retirees because they are accessible to people of all abilities and safe for children because they do not have stairs.
  • These homes are available in an array of styles including Craftsman house plans, Traditional home designs, Country floor plans and modern Vacation homes.
  • Some of the most common features included in ranch house plans are an attached garage, rear access to a deck, porch or patio, large picture windows and combined living and dining areas.
  • These designs appeal to budget-conscious buyers as they make practical and efficient use of space.
  • One-story designs deliver everything from the basic amenities to lavish features and state-of-the-art amenities.
  • Ranch home plans are available in a variety of layouts.
  • Bedroom-together designs cluster all the bedrooms on one side of the home, ideal for families with small children, while split bedroom floor plans separate the master bedroom from the secondary bedrooms offering privacy to the master suite.
  • Some one-story homes are built on a walkout basement making them suitable for a hillside, rugged mountain terrain or a sloping lot while adding finished living space on the terrace level.
  • The atrium ranch plan is a variation that features a wall of windows as the backdrop to the stairs leading to the finished lower level.
  • Split-level homes are another variation of one-story houses that make efficient use of space on a front-sloping lot or a narrow lot by stacking levels.
  • One-story designs are sometimes called rancher plans and rambling ranches.
  • Single-story houses are widely found throughout the United States and Canada.

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