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Basement House Plans
Basement house plans, or house plans with basements, offer homeowners one main perk—an extra level of living space. Multi-generational house plans that feature a basement might use the space to house a second kitchen, living room, and bedroom suite, so a grown child of the homeowner, for example, could move in just after college or during financial hardship. Other times, a basement will feature space for extra bedrooms, storage, and/or a rec room.
Billiard Room House Plans
Who's up for a game of pool? These house plans with billiards rooms feature recreational spaces that can hold a pool table or other game table. The whole family can relax and have fun together. Just about all of these house plans feature basements, either included in the total square footage or optional to finish later. Many of these walkout lower levels or daylight basements include wet bars, rec rooms, family rooms, fireplaces, guest bedrooms, and more.
Bonus Room House Plans
Having options is good. If you need more space to expand in the future, bonus room house plans give you the opportunity. Usually located over the garage, a bonus room presents a versatile space that could become a home office, playroom, craft space, art studio, home exercise room, or just about anything else.
Breakfast Nook House Plans
Start your day the right way. Breakfast nook house plans feature casual dining areas next to the kitchen with space for a table and usually plenty of light streaming in through windows. Whether you use a breakfast nook as your primary eating area or in addition to a kitchen island snack bar, it's nice to have a relaxed place for sitting down with some waffles and coffee.
Cathedral Ceiling House Plans
When you want drama, check out cathedral ceiling house plans. A soaring, vaulted ceiling draws the eye up and makes any space feel much bigger. Many different spaces can feature a cathedral ceiling, from a great room to a master suite. Two-story foyers or entryways are common as well and make a big first impression.
House Plans with Big Kitchens
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and for good reason. Just consider all the rooms the typical house offers. There’s the master suite, secondary bedrooms, family/living room, maybe an office or den, and, of course, the kitchen. Out of all of these rooms, where is the family most likely to congregate? The most logical choice is either the kitchen or the living/family room. But, with the intense popularity of open floor plans, these two spaces (especially in more modern designs) are really just one big open room (hence the term "open floor plan"). So, of course this is the heart of the home. This is where holiday meals and school lunches are prepared and laughs are shared--where homework is tutored and chores are completed; where movie night’s popcorn is popped and the best cookies are baked. This is where memories are made.
House Plans with Great Views
House plans with great views are specifically designed to be built in beautiful areas—be it a valley in Colorado with a perfect view of the Rocky Mountains, or a beach in Hawaii overlooking warm sand, gently crashing waves, and endless bright blue water. Windows, and lots of them, are a hallmark of this eye-opening collection. From contemporary, A-frame, and mountain home plans that feature floor-to-ceiling walls of glass to more traditional chalet, cottage, and beach house design plans that incorporate French doors and sun-rooms to let in the view, you'll find dozens of dazzling choices.
House Plans with Master Down
Selecting a house plan with master down (sometimes written as "master down house plan," "main level master home plan" or "master on the main floor plan") is something every home builder should consider. When you build a home, it’s like getting married—the idea is to do it once! Now, is it possible to build more than one home in your life? Of course (especially if you’re a professional home builder)! But, generally speaking, if you put the time, money, and energy into building the home of your dreams—that’s the house you’re going to want to stay in for the rest of your life. Therefore, you can’t just think about the here and now. For example, at the present moment, you might be in the best shape of your life--maybe you can run a 5 minute mile and deadlift over 500 pounds. If that’s the case—congratulations! However, 30, 40 or 50 years from now, making regular trips up and down one or more flights of stairs may not be the ideal situation. Master down house plans take this concern out of the equation.
House Plans with Master Up
House plans with master up (sometimes referred to as "master up house plans," or “home plans with an upstairs master bedroom suite”) are perfect for couples and singles who want to get away from it all. Upstairs master bedrooms provide a barrier from the sounds of everyday life—be it a noisy TV in the living room, front door deliveries that make the dogs go crazy, or groans and sloshing coming from the kitchen dishwasher. More simply, sometimes master up floor plans create a relaxing refuge to escape to. For example, if you’ve just finished a big project in the main level living area, being able to say, "I’m going upstairs to take a nap," is somehow more satisfying than saying, "I’m going to walk 5 feet over to the next room and take a nap." Why? Because going upstairs creates that extra space between yourself and whatever you were just working on. Whether it’s merely going upstairs to collapse in a luxurious master suite after a long day’s work, or taking a vacation to the Bahamas once a year, sometimes it’s just nice to physically get away from it all. Master up house plans help you do just that!
House Plans with Mudrooms
House plans with mudrooms (sometimes written "mud room" or referred to as "mudroom home plans") are, above all else, practical. Imagine it’s December--outside, snow, slush and mud abound. Obviously, you don’t want to track all that gunk into your beautiful home, right? So the question becomes—what do you do with your muddy boots, snowy coat, and/or dripping wet umbrella upon entering your house? Shall you run as fast as you can—over carpet and/or hardwood floors--to the bathroom and throw all the wet stuff into the tub? In an emergency, you could do this, but having a mudroom right off the garage (or other main entrance) sure makes life a lot easier (and cleaner)! Just think of the grief that could be saved by not having to dig out the carpet cleaner, for instance, each time mother nature decides the world needs a shower.
House Plans with Ultimate Baths
What makes a bathroom an "ultimate bathroom?" A whole lot of things that promote maximum convenience and comfort—from fireplaces and wall space for flat screen TVs to simple strategic use of space. For example, if you’re married, you’ll probably want the master bathroom to feature dual vanities. While many home plans (especially more modern floor plan designs) offer this amenity, an ultimate bath house plan will likely go a step further by supplying quality space between the vanities so each master may more easily apply make-up, shave, brush teeth, etc. Take Craftsman house plan , for instance. See how the two master vanities are on opposite sides of the bathroom (as opposed to right next to each other)? Ultimate bath house plan is another example. See all that space between the sinks—not to mention the French doors, tray ceiling, and shower seat? Pretty cool!
House Plans with Ultimate Kitchens
You don’t have to buy a mansion house plan to get an ultimate kitchen. The home plans in the ultimate kitchen collection below come in all shapes, sizes and architectural styles. Open floor plan #923-35, for instance, is only 2,148 square feet, and yet, look at the size of its kitchen. It sports two spacious islands, a snack bar, breakfast nook, and walk-in pantry. It’s huge!
House Plans with Walkout Basements
Dealing with a lot that slopes can make it tricky to build, but with the right house plan design, your unique lot can become a big asset. That’s because a sloping lot can hold a walkout basement with room for sleeping spaces, fun recreational rooms, and more. From simple unfinished storage spaces to elaborate guest quarters, walkout basements open up all kinds of possibilities.