The decision to build a new home is one of the most significant choices a person will make in their lifetime. With thousands of choices to be made along the way, the home building process can be unnerving. However, with the right amount of preparation, you can be relaxing in the home of your dreams before you know it.
Choosing Your Home Floor Plans
One of the first decisions you will make in the home building process is choosing the floor plan that is best suited to your lifestyle. When making your selection, be sure to start with the basics. Determining the size and regional limitations that may be in place for your house will provide you with a good starting point to begin your search. From there, you can begin to consider your personal budget and design style needs.
Once you have narrowed down your search a good bit, try making a pros and cons list to help you distinguish your needs from your wants. Additionally, pay careful consideration to any potential modifications you may be able to make to your home floor plan, allowing you to custom create the perfect design for your family’s needs. If you ever find yourself stuck in your search for your new house plan, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Often, a professional will be an extremely valuable resource and help you decide on the ideal floor plan.
A prominent shed dormer accentuates the entry to this cottage home. The column-lined foyer with double coat closets leads to the great room and dining room, and the spacious kitchen is steps away with a pantry and flexible e-space. A mud room by the garage has its own covered entry and a seat to take shoes on and off. The master suite is situated for privacy and has a tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets, and access to the expansive covered porch.
New House Plan on the Drawing Board 1437 is an updated version of our popular Craftsman house plan, The Markham 1299.
4 beds, 3 baths, approx 2649 sq ft.
Conceptual Design 1437
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This classic Craftsman house plan is complete in Cedar shake siding and stone accents. The garage has been relocated from a front, side entry to a rear, side entry. The front porch is framed in columns and an arched entryway is a charming addition.
This design lives much larger than its 2649 sq ft by making efficient use of space with garage storage, a walk-in pantry, a spacious utility room and mudroom. Each bedroom has spacious closets and the master bedroom includes a sitting area and access to the back porch. This house plan has an enlarged screen porch with vaulted ceiling just off the dining room which features an inviting fireplace for year-round enjoyment. You also have a nice covered porch area off the back of the house.
New Home Plan – The Primrose 1316 is a charming Craftsman design with a modest floor plan.
This compact Craftsman home plan is economical to build with its uncomplicated footprint and lowered roof-line. Interesting angles are mirrored in the kitchen bar and dining room columns, tying the living spaces together in the open floor plan. A cathedral ceiling runs from the great room to the over-sized screen porch creating a feeling of spaciousness, and the mud and utility rooms at the garage entrance provide storage and organization space unseen from the common areas.
This home plan has been selected for completion and will be available for purchase soon. See how the original sketches compare to the design in progress, and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!
3 beds, 2 baths, approx 2205 sq ft.
The Ellington is an endearing Farmhouse design with a wrap-around porch and triple dormers.