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Feb 14 2012

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Featured One-Story Small House Plan – The House Plan Shop

Small House Plan 022H-0003Take a look at this eye-catching small house plan. It’s thoughtful and flexible design makes it suitable for young families with small children, retired couples or even singles. The exterior of this ranch house features traditional styling and enjoys a welcoming front porch. Inside, the living room is open and spacious accommodating daily activities and special get-togethers. The vaulted ceiling, plant shelf and crackling fireplace add a touch of elegance. You’ll appreciate the convenient pass-thru kitchen and its careful positioning next to the casual dining space making meal service a snap! Grill masters will love access to the rear deck making it easy to prepare favorite meats outdoors on the grill. Your master bedroom boasts a stylish vaulted ceiling, large closet and private bath. Depending on your phase of life you may opt for two secondary bedrooms for the kids or just one secondary bedroom and a cozy den. The choice is yours. A hall bath accommodates the needs of the children and guests. Practical and functional, this traditional empty nester home plan packs quite a punch for its small size. Furthermore, it is easy on the budget with its affordable design.

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Nov 09 2011

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Sub-Styles of Architectural House Plan Styles Offered by The House Plan Shop

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:

 

Adobe

Arts and Crafts

Farmhouse

Floridian

Georgian

Italian

Lakefront

Modern

Saltbox

Southwestern

Spanish

Tudor

 

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 by The House Plan Shop

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:

 

Affordable

A-Frame

Beach

Bungalow

Cabin

Cape Cod

Carriage House

Coastal

Colonial

Contemporary

Cottage

Country

Craftsman

Empty-Nester

European

Log

Luxury

Mediterranean

Mountain

Multi-Family

Narrow Lot

Premier Luxury

Ranch

Small

Southern

Sunbelt

Traditional

Two-Story

Unique

Vacation

Victorian

Waterfront

 

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 26 2011

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Comfortable & Stylish: Featured Empty-Nester House Plan – The House Plan Shop

Empty-Nester House Plan 046H-0033Prefect for singles or couples who have raised their children and are looking forward to a comfortable and relaxed retirement, this empty-nester house plan is worth taking a closer look. Designed all on one level, the floor plan delivers comfortable spaces and practical features like an open floor plan, main level laundry room, walk-in shower in the master bath and a flexible library that easily converts to a guest bedroom when all the grandkids arrive for the weekend. You’ll appreciate the front and rear, covered porches, perfect for visiting with guests while enjoying after dinner drinks outdoors. The vaulted ceilings in the great room and dining area generate a sense of spaciousness making any special gathering open and relaxed. The secondary bedroom in the rear is just right for baby boomers who have an aging relative in their care. The nearby full bath is conveniently located. Efficient features include generous counter space in the pass-thru kitchen, a handy pantry, 2-car garage and ample closet space throughout. The corner fireplace, fanciful ceiling treatment topping the master bedroom and the splashy garden tub are just a few of the elegant extras this ranch house plan has to offer.

 

If you’d like to view other Empty-Nester house plans, please browse The House Plan Shop’s extensive collection.

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Oct 19 2011

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Will My House Plans include Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC Details? – The House Plan Shop

House Plans 001H-0044The home plans published by The House Plan Shop are considered stock plans or pre-drawn blueprints designed to meet the national building codes in place at the time each was created. They do not necessarily meet any state, county or municipal building codes. Furthermore, pre-drawn house plans do not include extensive information regarding HVAC, electrical and plumbing details.

 

Information about the HVAC will be determined locally. The HVAC system will depend on the climate, types of unit(s) you use, and the size of your home/amount of finished living space to be heated and cooled. Necessary ductwork will be determined by the type of heating and cooling system selected and local building codes. Discuss and review all HVAC information with your local HVAC professional or your contractor.

 

While some stock home plans include a simple electrical plan indicating the suggested locations of outlets, switches and fixtures, it will be up to your builder or local electrician to install all electrical elements according to local electrical code. Take time to review the electrical information and details with your builder or electrician before construction begins.

 

Finally, plumbing fixtures are included in stock house plans. However, the blueprints will not reflect a plumbing schematic. The sewer system and flow of water lines are site specific and must be determined by local professionals. Talk with your plumber or contractor to discuss plumbing details.

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