Buying a House Floor Plan Online

Buying a House Floor Plan Online

Buying a house floor plan online offers quite a few benefits. Shopping online gives you the ability to browse through thousands of sizes and styles and gives you the option of making customizations to personalize your ideal home floor plan. This method costs much less when compared to hiring a designer to create a custom plan for your house.  Buying a house plan online is quick and easy, allowing you to start the building process faster.

These days there are many websites offering single story home plans and small home plans with thousands of plans to choose from. This could make the process of choosing the right home floor plan a bit overwhelming, so be sure to shop at a respected and professional designer website and keep the following tips in mind:

List the Requirements of Your Dream Home

Make a List: Buying a House Floor Plan OnlineBefore actually beginning your search for a new home floor plan, assess your personal needs in a home. There are a wide range of factors to consider when choosing your home floor plan, such as the number of rooms, overall floor space, number of bathrooms and bedrooms etc. By first listing the requirements of your dream home, you can help to narrow down your search and find the home design that is specifically tailored to your personal lifestyle needs.

Evaluate a House Plan Website

There are a lot of online plan services that offer house designs. In order to keep your search focused, try a couple of these sites in order to best determine which one would work for your personal lifestyle needs. Begin by making an assessment of the usability of the site’s interface. Can you narrow down your search by specific criteria? Is it easy to find answers to your questions? Is there an option to save your search criteria or your favorite house plans without too much effort?

Most websites sell both AutoCAD drawings and reproducible plans that can easily be changed to meet your needs. They may also offer customization and modification services. Are the customizations being completed by their designers in-house, or are they being outsourced to 3rd party designers? The prices for all these services and plans should be presented clearly.

Before settling on any one home plan website, consider the additional features that are offered. Extra customer service options like one-on-one help, technical support, building resources, etc., can be vital to completing your new home. While often overlooked, these simple considerations may save you time and hassle in your search for a new home plan.

Browse for a House Plan

After determining which website you like, you can begin the search for your house plan. When you start your search, several different styles and plans are sure to catch your eye. Save your favorites to allow future comparisons and determine if your tastes are changing as your search continues over time. When you narrow your search to a final list, take some time to visualize how a plan would look when it is built. Does this home fit your personal and lifestyle needs? One way to better visualize a house plan is to measure out the dimensions of your existing home, and compare them to your new home plan. Make sure your new home plan has additional space where you want it, or that it can be easily modified if some simple changes are needed to perfect your home plan.

When in doubt, don’t be afraid to seek out the professional advice of an architect or designer. Many will be glad to help you choose the proper home floor plan that is suitable for your individual needs. At Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. we have been providing our customers with timeless design and functional living for over 35 years. We aim to be the most highly respected provider of pre-designed home floor plans, offering exceptional customer service, customizable style options and a wealth of amenities to each one of our home designs. Whether you’re looking to build a countryside cottage or a castle, let the experts at Donald A. Gardner design your dream home today!

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NOW AVAILABLE: The Coleraine Plan #1335

Check out the Coleraine, a charming, country cottage!

The Coleraine House Plan 1335

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Completely open great room and dining room, under a cathedral ceiling.
  • Pantry, two closets, and a window seat just off the kitchen.
  • Secluded master suite with dual walk-in closets.
Completely open living spaces

This traditional charmer welcomes with its country porch and prominent gables with decorative brackets. A cathedral ceiling spans the open great and dining rooms, with bar seating facing the roomy kitchen. A mud room off the garage includes a pantry, closets, and a window seat or desk space for convenience. The master suite features two oversized walk-in closets and a linen closet for extra storage. Relax or entertain on the huge screened porch with skylights and summer kitchen.

First Floor Plan of The Coleraine Design 1335

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Similar plans:

The Violet - House Plan #1016The Violet Plan #1016 is smaller, with separate breakfast and dining rooms. See it here.

The Powell Plan #1281The Powell Plan #1281 is slightly larger, with an added powder room . See it here.

PLAN OF THE WEEK: The Bosworth #1328

The Bosworth is a Craftsman design with everything on one level

The Bosworth House Plan 1328

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Mixed materials and copper roofing add texture and curb appeal.
  • Spacious kitchen with a nearby double pantry.
  • Walk-in closets in each bedroom.
Contemporary Craftsman Design

Gables and metal accent roofs create a welcoming, Craftsman exterior with plenty of curb appeal. Cathedral ceilings add volume to the great room and dining room, with a spacious island kitchen between them. A double pantry and large utility room provide plenty of storage space, and the garage has a convenient personnel door to the outside. Walk-in closets in each bedroom, as well as coat and linen closets, keep things in their place.

First Floor Plan of The Bosworth House Plan 1328

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Similar plans:

The Whiteheart - House Plan #926The Whiteheart Plan #926 is a similar plan with a full dining room. See it here.

The Kidwell Plan #761The Kidwell Plan #761, a small plan with a similar exterior and very different layout . See it here.

Video Tour: The Lennon Plan #1300

View the Lennon Plan inside and out, including an extended version with a walk down to the lake.

A Craftsman cottage in a coastal setting

Arch-topped windows and striking gables give character to the Lennon plan. Inside, cathedral and tray ceilings in the living spaces give this home a spacious feel, with French doors and large windows facing the rear of the home. A coat closet and mud room off the garage help keep messes hidden, and the laundry room includes counters for extra workspace. The master suite features a tray ceiling, screen porch access, and two walk-in closets.

First Floor of The Lennon Plan 1300

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Lennon - House Plan 1300

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