By Courtney Pittman
Builder-friendly and affordable, small house plans offer open concept floor plans, outdoor living spaces, simple footprints, and much more. With thoughtful details and smart amenities, these graceful designs are all about easy living – without skimping on style. We’ve rounded up some of our most popular (and new) small house plans with pictures (yes please!) so you can visualize what your dream home would look like if real life (note that photos may reflect modifications that owners have made, so call 1-800-913-2350 to talk it over with our plan experts).
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Small House Plan with Modern Style
Keep things tidy with the spacious mudroom
Plan 895-120 captures the view with large windows.
Got a lot in a scenic location? This modern small house plan will capture the view with lots of windows. The interior floor plan shows off an easygoing flow between the living room, dining area, and island kitchen. The master suite’s large walk-in closet provides plenty of room for storage and keeps things organized. Keep items clean and tidy with the spacious mudroom just off the two-car garage. Nice weather? Enjoy outdoor living on the covered rear patio.
Minimalist Modern Design
This small house plan with pictures promotes outdoor living
Plan 890-6 is sleek and modern with clean lines and shed roof.
Sleek and modern, this small house plan design boasts major style with a small footprint. Large windows create an airy vibe throughout the interior of the home, while the spacious living room opens to both the front and rear patios for easy outdoor living. The master suite offers direct access to a private patio for extra relaxation.
Small Modern Farmhouse Plan
A welcoming front porch creates country curb appeal
Plan 901-132 features a main-level master for extra convenience.
This small house plan boasts farmhouse flair and has everything needed for a family cottage, empty-nester retreat, or full time residence. A welcoming front porch (check out these front porch decor ideas from House Beautiful) brings you into the open kitchen, living, and dining areas, which open to a rear covered porch. The private master suite is conveniently located on the main floor.
A two-car garage, mud room, laundry, half bath, and lake entrance are also located off the core of the home. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms share a bath and an open loft area. The bonus room could be used as storage, a home office, exercise room, or another bunkroom.
Stylish and Compact
Everyday life is made easier with this simple design
Plan 929-52 includes a huge walk-in closet in the master.
This stylish 1,859-square-foot small house plan features a simple, compact footprint to keep costs down. Inside, the open concept floor plan between the main living areas feels fresh and modern. Check out the master suite, where a big shower and soaking tub give you a spa-like hangout (explore these master bathroom ideas from Good Housekeeping). Also, the huge walk-in closet provides plenty of room for organization.
Upstairs, two additional bedrooms and a bathroom reside. Don’t miss the bonus space above the two-car garage that could be used in a variety of ways!
This design would work well on a slim lot
Plan 461-55 keeps things tidy with a mudroom.
Small lot? No problem. This slim design gives you an open layout with an island kitchen, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The master suite opens to the side yard. Another nice touch: the mudroom, which is ready to hold boots and coats.
Charming Craftsman House Plan
The kitchen island conveniently overlooks the living room in this cool design
Plan 434-17 includes lots of special details throughout.
This charming Craftsman design makes the most of every square foot with its open layout. The kitchen's island gives you plenty of room to prepare food while interacting with family members in the nearby living room. Relax in the master suite's big shower. Special details include lots of storage (check out the master walk-in closet), a handy mudroom on the way in from the garage, and covered outdoor living in both front and back.
Modern Garage Apartment Plan
Enjoy outdoor living on the breezy balcony
Plan 895-112 feels spacious with an open floor plan.
This garage apartment plan feels bright and airy with an open living room and kitchen area. A craft corner could be used as a home office or hobby space. The spacious bedroom opens directly to the walk-in closet, laundry room, and bathroom. Sliding glass doors open to the balcony (from the living room) for outdoor living.
Array of Amenities
Take advantage of the office/flex space in this design
Plan 430-89 extends the space with a rear porch.
This small house plan features a terrific array of amenities that are perfect for homeowners who like to host and entertain. The open concept floor plan (with a chef's kitchen and rear porch) is perfect for formal or informal gatherings. An office/flex space off the entry could be used as a formal dining room or home office. Don’t miss the large bonus room over the garage!
Stylish Craftsman Details
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Plan 929-609 makes meal preparation easy with an extended counter space.
Explore photos of this small house plan with pictures that boasts stylish Craftsman details (get Craftsman style curb appeal with these tips from HGTV). The island kitchen overlooks the great room (which features a large fireplace) and makes meal preparation easy with an extended counter space. A dining area is tucked away for more formal occasions.
Two bedrooms (one that can be used as a study) share a full bath. The master bedroom provides a private bath with double sinks, dual closets, a soaking tub and separate shower. The utility room is located near the garage entrance.
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