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Tips for selecting a contractor to build your new house floor plans

Mediterranean House Plan To ensure that the building process runs smoothly and your new home meets your expectations, you need to choose the right contractor for your home building project. We recommend keeping the following tips in mind when choosing a professional contractor to build build your new home floor plans.

  • Do your research; check for recent infractions and find first-hand accounts from others who know his or her work
  • Don't hire anyone who isn't licensed or insured
  • Do know exactly what you want; this can be made easier with help from the experts at
  • Don't expect everything to go smoothly; no construction job ever does
  • Do pinpoint the contractor to a specific start and end date for your project
  • Don't hire the first person who gives you a bid without getting quotes from at least two others
  • Do meet with him or her face to face before agreeing to anything

We also recommend viewing our Resources and home building FAQ's for more helpful information about building with your new home plans. We offer a plethora of information that will answer many of your building questions from pre-breaking ground all the way through the finishing touches of your new home.

House blueprints for tricky lots

Narrow Lot House Plan It's strongly recommended that you consider the dimensions and elevation of your lot before you purchase house blueprints. You should also consider any weather or elemental requirements that could impact the structure of your home. Some lots can be tricky and require specialized attention, for instance waterfront lots that require special pier foundation or small lots with a narrow maximum width. The architects and designers represented at The House Plan Shop are up for the challenge and can customize house blueprints that will work on even the trickiest lots.

The House Plan Shop has an array of designs for waterfront homes that require pier foundations, and we also have narrow lot house floor plans that offer ample living space in a home that will leave a small footprint on your lot. We also offer versatility in garage floor plans at our sister site, The Garage Plan Shop, so you have plenty of room for your vehicles and hobbies.

If you are moving into an area that has specific zoning or building requirements then be sure to talk to one of our experts or your contractor about the best house blueprints for you, and once you've got that figured out then you can choose a specific style! View our article on selecting a home site for more information.

Choosing your ideal new home floor plans

At THPS we have a top notch selection of house blueprints that come in every size, shape and style. Generally, consumers choose the style based on the size of the lot they will be building on, and the home designs that suit their taste.

If you are building new home floor plans that you intend on living in day-in-and-day-out, then you'll probably want something economical with rooms that are easily changed into something else as your life develops. On the other hand, if you are building a secondary home for fishing retreats at the lake, then you'll more likely to want a small, but functional, cabin.