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Apr 12 2019

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Ranch House Plans with Walkout Basement

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Ranch house plans are consistently the most desired home type among American homeowners. After all, the ranch style home was invented in the United States, and with their low-pitch roof lines and attached garages, they have become a singularly identifiable part of the American landscape.

Ranch house plans with walkout basements are especially popular, as they provide many features and benefits typically associated with multi-story homes while still containing the main living space to one floor.

Many people desire to own a home that is stylish, easy to maintain, unobtrusive and affordable. Ranch house plans check all these boxes and then some. Ranch homes come in an almost endless variety of layouts, so there is sure to be a plan to suit every homeowner. Ranch homes can be built using many types of materials, suitable to the homeowner’s preferred aesthetic. Some exterior materials, such as vinyl siding, also reduce the amount of time and money needed for ongoing maintenance.

One advantage that multi-story houses have over ranches is that they often provide more living space than ranches. However, ranch house plans that incorporate walkout basements can reduce or even eliminate this disparity. A walkout basement provides additional, functional living space by providing an additional entrance, generally on the back side of the home. There are several reasons to consider a walkout basement option with your ranch house plan. A walkout basement provides easier access to the backyard and opens up opportunities for outdoor living and entertaining space such as a patio, outdoor dining area, or a swimming pool.

A ranch house plan with walkout basement naturally lends itself to adding a deck to the main living space, particularly when building on sloped lots, extending the outdoor usability of the home and often providing for spectacular views. A main-level deck also provides additional shade and shelter to the backyard area.

A walkout basement provides additional living space, which can be used for adult children or an aging parent living in the home, giving them a separate entrance and a degree of added privacy. This space can also be used for a children’s play area, a recreation area or ‘man cave,’ a home theater–the options are endless.

Ranch house plans with walkout basements make practical sense because they usually improve resale value of the home by providing more living space. With the foundation walls exposed on one or more sides, full-size windows can be used, which provide lots of natural light and makes the space warmer and more inviting. Ranch homes are the quintessential American home type and are likely to remain among the most popular of home styles for many years to come. Due of this tremendous popularity, each individual is certain to find the ranch house plan that best meets their living arrangement needs.

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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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