Low cost house plans are a great way to help keep your home building budget on track. The thought of building a brand-new home for the family can seem financially out of reach for many homeowners, which is why finding an affordable plan is such an integral part of the process.
Just as purchasing an existing home takes a lot of research, finding an inexpensive house plan that meets all of your requirements takes time and research. With careful planning – and our many filtering options – you’ll find there are a variety cheaper options available. The cost of building a home adds up, but if you make budget-friendly decisions each step of the way, it will be easier to keep your finances in check and enjoy your dream home.
Characteristics of Economical Home Plans
The homes in this category are a bit simpler and ideal for building on a budget. Ranging in size generally from 1300 square feet to 2300 square feet, the homes tend to be smaller than some of our others and work well on a small lot. The plans typically have less-complex foundations and framing – which helps save money on construction materials and labor costs.
Even though these homes are smaller in terms of square feet, they offer plenty of smart design elements. Here are a few common features of these homes:
- Basement foundations
- Two to four bedrooms
- Front and/or rear porches
- Eat-in kitchens
- Oftentimes single story, but two story options available
- Main floor master suite
- Open floor plan
Our selection features an impressive array of architectural styles that range from Colonial and Craftsman designs to traditional and modern marvels.
These home designs tend to cost less in the long run as well due to their size because there’s not as much space to heat and cool. You can narrow your search by square footage, width, or depth, or even peruse our selection of small house plans or tiny homes to truly embrace your inner minimalist.
Choosing a cheap house plan (that’s still high quality) doesn’t mean you have to skimp on luxuries or amenities, as we offer a huge selection of functional and fashionable homes at this lower price range.
Whether it’s your first home, a vacation home, or a multi-family home you’re searching for, our affordable house plans have estimated cost-to-build reports available so you can better understand the entire price of the house. Follow your dreams and your budget, and create the ultimate living space for you and your family.