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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. Small homes have a cozy cottage feeling and can accommodate quite a few people even with just 1,200 square feet of space or less. Not to mentioned, smaller homes are more affordable making them perfect for new families, small families, and first-time homebuyer.

Small House Plans

PLAN NO : 4 -101

  • Story: 1
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 1-1/2
  • Gar: 0
  • Sq/ft: 953
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PLAN NO : 32 -131

  • Story: 1
  • Bed: 1
  • Bath: 1
  • Gar: 0
  • Sq/ft: 624
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PLAN NO : 2 -109

  • Story: 1
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 1
  • Gar: 0
  • Sq/ft: 800
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PLAN NO : 61 -195

  • Story: 2
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 2
  • Gar: 1
  • Sq/ft: 985
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PLAN NO : 52 -401

  • Story: 2
  • Bed: 1
  • Bath: 1
  • Gar: 3
  • Sq/ft: 932
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PLAN NO : 77 -230

  • Story: 1
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 2
  • Gar: 0
  • Sq/ft: 1084
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PLAN NO : 40 -157

  • Story: 1
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 2
  • Gar: 2
  • Sq/ft: 1096
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PLAN NO : 49 -188

  • Story: 1
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 2
  • Gar: 0
  • Sq/ft: 1122
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PLAN NO : 12 -623

  • Story: 1
  • Bed: 3
  • Bath: 2
  • Gar: 2
  • Sq/ft: 1100
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Small Home Designs

Small house floor plans come in many different styles, from the traditional Cottage to the common Craftsman home. However, 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.

Small homes are the ideal choice for suburban neighborhoods as well as smaller lots that are outside the city limits. Typically, families who choose to build a small home are just starting out and buy into a more affordable home, often known as a "starter home." You can always start out with a small house plan and add on to it over time so that it meets your family's needs as it grows.

Small Home Exterior
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-pane windows
  • Covered porches
  • Back decks
  • Gabled and hip roofs
  • Attached garages

Small houses don't fit into any one category and won't all look the same. You'll find small homes with exposed wooden beams in the peaks and homes with only side gables. Some homes may have wraparound porches whereas others only have a small front entrance with a gabled covering.

Small Home Interior Floor Plan
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
  • Carpeted and hardwood flooring
  • Built-in pantries

You can find small homes with spacious interiors and those with Cottage like, cozy, intimate spaces. If you choose a ranch-style home, expect to have a kitchen that's set aside from the living area. If you build a modern small home, you will benefit from open-concept areas where the kitchen and family room connect seamlessly.

Families looking for more space can opt for small floor plans with lofts. A loft is a great option for adding extra space in a small home. Though not all small floor plans have lofts, you can see about customizing the plan with your builder to suit your exact needs.

Are Small Home Plans for You?

First-time home buyers with or without children will benefit from small home plans from MonsterHousePlans.com. 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.

If you're looking for a starter home, checking out our small house plans could be the best starting place. You can pick out something with or without an attached garage and other features like front and back porches, dormers and traditional wood fireplaces. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it with our small home plans.

Browse for Small Floor Plans Here

Small floor plans aren't for everyone, but they're the smart choice for individual homebuyers and smaller families. If you want more space, these floor plans are very adaptable and can be extended to meet your future needs in most cases. At MonsterHousePlans.com, you'll find hundreds of small house plans in our collection. Choose plans based on various foundation options, packages, features and more. You can even select a 3-D Intelligent House Plan to see your future home at every angle. Whether it's Cottage style or Craftsman, you can find the exact plan to meet your needs here.