Small House Plans

Sometimes the pros of owning a small home outweigh the pros of living in something larger. After all, the larger the home, the more clutter you'll collect. In addition, spacious homes put distance between loved ones. They have a cozy feeling and can accommodate quite a few people even with just 1,200 square feet of space or less. If you have a small family or are a first-time homebuyer, small house plans could be the right fit for you.

Small house floor plans come in many different styles, from the traditional Cape Cod to the common bungalow. Don't mistake a smaller home for a lack of space. You can find small homes with as many as three bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. A 1,200-square-foot home, and homes with a bit less square footage, still provides ample space for parents, children and guests without cramping your style.

Exterior Details

Smaller homes, just like their larger counterparts, feature various materials on the exterior. Whether it's brick, siding or stucco, you can customize the exterior materials to suit your style and needs. Whereas some floor plans have dormers and fireplaces, other may lack these features. Some common exterior features include: double-paned windows, covered porches, back decks, gabled and hipped roofs and attached garages.

Interior Details

Small home interiors vary depending on the layout. Some may have the kitchen set apart from the living room while others feature a more open view to the entertainment area. The bedrooms may be accessible from the main living room or separated by a hall. Some common interior features include fireplaces, entry foyers, mudrooms, carpet or hardwood flooring and built-in pantries. Lofts are a great way to add extra space in a small home.

Small Floor Plans for Smaller Families

First-time homebuyers with or without children will benefit from small home plans from They are often more affordable than homes with higher square footage, but they still provide enough space for couples or those who are planning a family. Search for the small house plan of your dreams in our ever-growing database, and continue to search daily as we add more plans to accommodate you and your family's needs and budget.