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Simple House Plan Designs – Affordable & Stylish


Are you ready to discover the secret to building your dream home without breaking the bank? Believe it or not, building your own home can actually be more affordable than purchasing an existing property. Not only will it be maintenance-free for years to come, but building with energy efficiency in mind can save you thousands in bills down the line.

It all starts with choosing the right house plan that's affordable and easy to build.  Luckily, we've put together a collection of the most affordable house plans for you to check out.


Family-friendly Country Ranch Plan (Plan #141-1332)


Front image of 3 bedroom ranch home with board and batten siding and gable roof


This gorgeous house plan has major curb appeal. You can’t go wrong with a symmetrical facade, a welcoming front porch, and gorgeous oversized windows. This beautiful ranch-style country home is family-friendly as it boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,531 square feet of total living space. While things look cozy from the outside, the plan is expertly arranged to maximize every square inch of inside space.

The split primary bedroom design allows for maximum privacy while the oversized laundry room is conveniently located right next to it. Picture yourself snuggled up in the Great Room, fireplace roaring, enjoying a cozy night in. The open-plan kitchen/dining area is perfect for hosting epic dinner parties, and with an island counter and access to the covered back porch, you can dine al fresco anytime you like!

The primary suite is fit for royalty, with vaulted ceilings, a luxurious bathroom, a huge walk-in closet, and a laundry chute into the laundry room. The two additional bedrooms share a common bathroom, so everyone gets their own space.


Chic Modern Farmhouse (Plan #108-2074)


Image of 3 bedroom modern farmhouse with wrap around porch


Get ready to swoon over this incredible modern farmhouse-style home! Its inviting two-story floor plan looks fresh off the set of your favorite HGTV show. The plan features a generous 2,109 square feet of heated and cooled living space, plus three cozy bedrooms and 2.5 baths just waiting for you to make them your own.

But it's not just the charming forward-facing gables, shed dormer, and white board-and-batten siding that make this house a stunner – it's the fantastic amenities that really seal the deal! From the vaulted ceilings in the dining room and family room to the large kitchen with breakfast nook, there is plenty of space for entertaining! The separate den/flex space is perfect as an office, a gym, or another spot to hang out.

Enjoy lazy afternoons and cozy evenings on the covered front porch, or escape to your own private retreat in the owner’s suite with its walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with soaking tub, and a private entrance to the deck. Privacy in this home’s primary suite is easily attainable since the two additional bedrooms are located on the second level.


Rustic Ranch Plan with Large Mudroom (Plan #142-1229)


Image of 3 bedroom ranch plan with 2-car garage, gabled roof and board and batten siding


This home is a perfect fit for busy families and couples who love entertaining. With three cozy bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a thoughtful, functional layout that's designed to please every member of the family, this house is a total dream come true! The primary suite is tucked away on one side of the house, allowing for maximum privacy. It has a large walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom, and even a small hallway off the great room to allow for more separation between public and private space.

This hallway doubles as a mudroom, with optional lockers installed against the far wall for removing shoes and storing coats, backpacks, and other outdoor gear. The utility room is conveniently located next door.

The open floor plan between the great room and kitchen allows for plenty of movement with access to the front and rear porches. The large kitchen island is a great place to have a morning coffee.

The home also has a simple but elegant design – it's just too charming. With an irresistible 1-story floor plan that boasts 1,521 square feet of heated and cooled living space, this home is the perfect size for a family that wants to live life to the fullest.

Barn-inspired Ranch Plan (Plan #196-1245)


Image of 3 bedroom ranch with craftsman influences and a front porch


Are you interested in living out your barndominum dreams, but don’t want to commit to the style fully? Get the best of both worlds with this fun, barn-inspired ranch house plan. It’s a home with a delightful Country design twist. From the moment you step inside, you'll be swept away by the simple, yet oh-so-stunning design.

The 1-story floor plan offers 1,368 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, and two baths so there's plenty of room for you and your family to spread out. Plus, there are some amazing amenities: the vaulted Great Room with its cozy fireplace is the perfect spot to curl up with a good book, while the large rear deck is just waiting for your next backyard barbecue.

The split primary bedroom with a spacious ensuite and walk-in closet provides privacy from the other bedrooms and the welcoming covered front porch is just begging for a few rocking chairs and some sweet tea. You won’t want to miss out on this low-cost small house design!


Spacious Ranch with Open Floor Plan (Plan #123-1135)


Image of 3 bedroom ranch with barndominium influences, a nice front porch and a 2-car garage


This charming Country-style Ranch makes it easy to enjoy indoor and outdoor living. It has a seamless flow from the welcoming front porch to the deep back porch, which is perfect if you are looking for a simple house plan but also love entertaining. The kitchen has a spacious center island and eating area as well as a walk-in pantry.

The oversized laundry room can also be used as a mudroom and is located between the garage and the kitchen – perfect for bringing in groceries. The split bedroom layout means that two of the three bedrooms share a common bathroom, which guests can also use. The primary suite, located at the opposite end of the house, ensures you can enjoy privacy, with amenities such as a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with an oversized shower.

This three-bedroom, two-bath home offers 1,620 square feet of living space and a 2-car garage. With its almost perfect rectangular shape, this home plan comes in as one of the cheaper house plans to build without sacrificing style or space.


French Style Brick Home (Plan #153-1608)


Image of a 3-bedroom brick country ranch with southern charm


This house plan is a real showstopper. The three-bedroom, two-bath home has 1,382 square feet of living space and great curb appeal from the inviting rooflines and the quaint front porch that oozes southern charm. Inside, the great room boasts a cozy fireplace and boxed ceiling, while rounded columns add elegance to the dining area. Whip up your favorite meals in the open-concept kitchen with plenty of counter space and an atrium door leading to the backyard. The split-bedroom layout provides privacy, with a spacious master suite featuring his-and-her walk-in closets and a two-sink vanity. Plus, there's extra closet space and an attached 2-car garage.

When it comes to building affordable homes, brick is a fantastic option. It's durable, low-maintenance, and can withstand tough weather conditions. Plus, it offers great insulation, which can help you save big on energy bills. Brick homes have a classic charm and can boost your property's value. When selecting affordable house plans, anything with brick will always come out as a winner.


Fabulous Dream Home with Large Loft (Plan #163-1087)


image of a 3-bedroom modern farmhouse with a large front porch and a 2-car garage


Get ready to be wowed by this breathtaking Ranch-style home. The impressive covered front porch, complete with majestic columns, adds to the Southern allure of this house, no matter where in the country you build it. Utilizing all 1,740 square feet of heated and cooled living space to its fullest, this single-story floor plan feels incredibly spacious.

From the moment you walk into the home, you’ll fall in love, starting with the living room which features a warm and inviting fireplace, a dining area, and a spacious kitchen with a huge center island and walk-in pantry. The owner’s suite offers a lovely ensuite and a walk-in closet. A convenient home office (perfect for WFH life!), a wonderful back porch, and a 2-car garage with plenty of storage space, including a spot for a golf cart and a bonus room, round out this beautiful home. Whether you have a growing family or are settling into retirement, this affordable home plan is perfect for you.


Beautiful Modern Ranch w/Split Bedroom Layout (Plan #120-2790)


Image of a 3-bedroom modern home plan with 2-car garage and shed roof


This gorgeous modern ranch offers 1,603 square feet of living space and is concise in its layout but still offers plenty of room for your family. The open floor plan has a family room, dining area, and kitchen with a center island and walk-in pantry.

The owner’s suite offers a spacious bathroom, a walk-in closet, and plenty of privacy. The other two bedrooms offer large closets and share a bath. The drop zone/mudroom is easily accessible from the 2-car garage and inside the home. Looking for office space? Look no further than the pocket office – the perfect size for working from home.

This stunning low-budget modern 3-bedroom house design with its almost perfect rectangular shape is more affordable to build while the roof line would be perfect for solar panels, saving you even more money down the road!


Discover budget-friendly dream home building with affordable house plans. Achieve a remarkable home without sacrificing style or comfort. These plans are designed to be less expensive to build and valuable to buyers. Don't let a limited budget hold you back – explore affordable house plans today!

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