By Courtney Pittman
Spacious and bright, open concept ranch floor plans bring a lot to the table when it comes to modern home design. Embracing very open layouts, open concept ranch floor plans allow even the smallest of homes to feel larger than they actually are. Typically a single story, ranch style house plans emphasize convenience and openness, with few interior walls and an efficient use of space. Characterized by clean lines, open concept ranch floor plans boast a style that is effortless and livable.
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Open concept ranch floor plans combine open layouts and easy indoor-outdoor living (great for homeowners who frequently entertain guests). Since living spaces are usually on one level, this design style is often ideal for aging in place or accessible living.
Here are some of our favorite open concept ranch floor plans that showcase uncomplicated layouts, simplicity, and functionality.
We can’t get enough of this open concept ranch floor plan (plan51-1137). With tons of features that make everyday life easier, this design would work well for all kinds of families. A large island in the kitchen (that includes room for seating on two sides) will quickly become the center of activity, overlooking both the great room and the open dining room. Busy families will appreciate the extra-large pantry. The mudroom/laundry room (with lockers) will help homeowners stay clean and organized. Unwind in the master suite, complete with a huge walk-in closet, two sinks, and access to the rear porch. Two more bedrooms share a bathroom on the opposite end of the home.
Relax on the covered rear porch (that features a bar opening up from the kitchen for easy entertaining) or generous patio (pictured above). Upstairs, a bonus space could be used as guest quarters, playroom, media space…the options are endless!
This well-appointed ranch style house plan (plan430-140) offers many great features (like the two-car garage, sizable laundry room, and ample storage). The large kitchen offers abundant counter space, a sitting bar, convenient eating area, and a walk-in pantry close at hand. The spacious (and open) layout between the main living areas is perfect for entertaining friends and family.
Luxurious and spacious, the master suite features: a custom shower, jet tub, dual vanities, and expansive closet space. A bonus room is also provided upstairs, and could be used as an extra bedroom, guest suite, home gym, or a media space. Enjoy cozy hangs on the rear porch with guests and family.
The easygoing layout of this open concept ranch floor plan (plan45-576) makes the interior feel bright and breezy. With an organic flow between the kitchen, dining, and living room, this design promotes easy livability. All the bedrooms (including the master suite) reside to the right of the home, along with a bathroom (and master bath).
A rear porch and patio delivers a relaxed attitude and makes outdoor entertaining smooth and simple (while also connecting the interior and exterior).
Plan 23-2652 delivers major curb appeal – neighbors and passersby will constantly compliment you on your lovely ranch home. Inside, a large living room opens to the well-equipped kitchen (which includes a large island and eating bar), and dining room (perfect for hosting elegant dinners). The master suite and second bedroom are located to the left of the floor plan and share a generously sized bath.
Boasting a large open layout (with the dining, living, kitchen, and eating rooms all connected to one another), this open concept ranch floor plan (plan45-578) is ready for entertaining. At the back of the plan, homeowners will love the peace and quiet of their secluded master oasis. Great weather? Host guests on the sizable rear porch and patio (pictured above).
This L-shaped ranch home design (plan888-5) includes covered porches on several sides for seamless connections between the interior and exterior.
Inside, opening to the great room, a two-tiered island is the only thing separating the kitchen from the rest of the main living areas. Warm up by the cozy fireplace that is centered on a floating hearth for seating and display. For added convenience, the laundry room is located in the bedroom wing, while the master suite is quietly tucked away at the rear of the plan.
The country porch welcomes you inside this ranch style home design (plan929-403). An open common area separates the two master suites – great for guests or a roommate situation. Entertain friends and family in the great room, which features a fireplace and direct access to the rear covered porch. Added flexibility is found in the bedroom/study and bonus room.
This single level ranch home plan (plan124-1096) is designed to fit neatly on a corner lot. Stepping through the front door, an entry foyer brings you to the living room (that flows seamlessly into the kitchen and dining room). To the left of the entry foyer is a set of double doors that open to the den area (which could be used as a guest room, library, or home office). To the right you will find a hallway leading to the secondary bedrooms, walk-through utility room, and guest bathroom.
The living room features a fireplace which can also be enjoyed from the dining room. Providing plenty of work-space, the U-shaped kitchen is spacious and includes a large center island. The owners' suite has its own private hallway off the living room and features a generously sized walk-in closet and private bathroom.
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