Small home plans maximize the limited amount of square footage they have to provide the necessities you need in a home. These homes focus on functionality, efficiency, comfort, and affordability. They still include the features and style you want but with an overall smaller layout and footprint. The small house plans in our collection are all under 2,000 square feet in size, and over 300 of them are 1,000 square feet or less.
Whether you are working with a small lot, want to save on building materials and utility bills, are downsizing, or are simply interested in a more environmentally friendly home design, these plans help you get the most out of minimal square footage.
Good Things Come in Small Home Plans
In America, our square-foot-per-person average for homes is among the highest on the globe.
That being said, this trend toward excessively large homes is on the decline, and small house floor plans are on the rise. Americans everywhere are looking to get away from the high mortgages and hefty utility bills that come with large home ownership. The small-home movement emphasizes houses designed on the principles of efficiency and simplicity, where functionality and purpose win the day over clutter and cost.
Here are some of the functional features common to these homes:
- Open floor plans that combine the kitchen and living room space but still include the essentials like a breakfast nook, dining room space, and a fully functional kitchen.
- One story or two story homes with a main floor master or a split bedroom layout that separates the master suite from the other bedrooms.
- Front porches and other exterior features that expand the living space and add to the curb appeal.
- Attached or detached garage or carport.
- Eco friendly design with a smaller footprint. Less square footage means lower heating and electricity bills, making smaller homes a great green alternative. There are also passive-solar and energy efficient plans available, which can help homeowners reduce their ecological footprint without sacrificing practicality and comfort.
These homes are available in a wide range of architectural styles, with craftsman and cottage house plans being popular options.
Find the Small Plan That’s Right for You
Concerned that a small house plan may not deliver in terms of garage space, storage space, or personal privacy? Not willing to compromise on amenities like a walk-in closet or a kitchen island?
These plans include the amenities you want but in a much more compact living space. Whether you’re looking for a starter home, a vacation home, or your dream home, browse the plans below to find what you need.