This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath farmhouse includes a wrap around porch.
You're ready to build your own home, or you think you might be. You've got the
land already or you've got your eye on that special spot. You're excited to
fulfill a dream but maybe a bit hesitant, with
no idea where to start. It's likely you're considering a plan from one of our architects rather than hiring an
architect yourself or simply relying on your contractor.
Houseplans.com was built people for people like you. Houseplans.com chief architect Nick Lee has some answers to help
remove the butterflies.
"Building a house is a journey," Nick says. "You want to take
control of the process and build a house that
suits your lot and lifestyle. By starting with a plan from one of our great
architects and designers you get a number of benefits:
1. Lower cost. Compared with the high cost of hiring an architect, these plans leave
you with more budget to invest in the building of your home. In other
words, with a ready-made plan you can build a
semi-custom home without the custom price. It's faster and easier than designing
a plan from scratch, and you get to have a hand in
2. Easy customization. You look at your
lot and may think: 'I have neighbors on one side, so I want privacy. The view
to the back is fabulous -- I want to capitalize on that. And I want a kitchen
that makes the most of my love of cooking and entertaining.' This is where our staff designers step in, customizing your plans to meet your
3. Personal assistance. When choosing a plan it's helpful to consider
all the things you want and don't want in a house (and we'll soon be offering
an extensive checklist to help you think through these options). Decisions
range from systems -- solar hot water? security cameras or gates? -- to smaller
details like fixtures and appliances. We assist you in the project, helping you
hammer out details. When you know exactly what you want, you're better prepared
to send the bid out to contractors. Then as you build, you’ll want to get more specific in design, and we'll help with that as well."