Duplex House Plans
About Duplex House Plans & Duplex Floor Plans...
Duplex house plans are multi-family homes composed of two distinct living areas separated either by floors or walls. They are known to be economical because they require fewer building materials than building two individual structures, and they conserve space by combining two units into one structure. Duplex home plans are designed with the outward appearance of a single-family dwelling yet feature two-distinct entries. These designs generally offer two units side-by-side that are separated by a firewall or two units stacked one on top of the other and separated by the floor. Duplex house plans are quite common in college cities/towns where there is a need for affordable temporary housing. Also, they are very popular in densely populated areas such as large cities where there is a demand for housing but space is limited. Duplex house plans share many common characteristics with Townhouses and other Multi-Family designs.
Duplexes are an excellent investment for rental property and also work well for families who have an aging relative in their care. The family can have their own living space, and the relative can have privacy as well while still being nearby. The units composing these home plans can be one or more levels and range from one bedroom, one bath designs to three or more bedrooms and bathrooms. Inside, each unit is designed to look and feel like a single-family home. Floor plans incorporate many of the featured found in a traditional one-family home such as walk-in closets, snack bars, fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. Additionally, many duplex home plans offer a garage for each unit and an outdoor living space such as a deck or patio. The outdoor spaces may be shared between the two units, or sub-divided to provide a private yard for each unit. These two-family dwellings can feature two identical units or two different units providing variety in style, layout and finished square footage. Available in a broad range or architectural styles and sizes, duplex house plans have more to offer than you might expect.