Floor Plans

Narrow Lot Plan

Many house plans -- from Craftsman to Modern to something in between -- will fit an infill lot. Here's an example of a first-time builder with some advice from his own experience.

Siting Advice

Pointers for situating your new house on your lot from architect, author, and teacher Donlyn Lyndon, who was one of the original designers of the internationally famous community on California's north coast, known as The Sea Ranch.

Cost To Build a Plan

Ordering a Cost To Build Report (CTB) on a house plan is a good way to start assessing a project's affordability. Key features will have a major impact on the bottom line.

Top Selling Plans

The top 10 best selling plans so far in 2017. Most are one story, 3 bedroom 2.5 bath with 2-car garage.

Porches, Pergolas

David asks Ron Sakal and Sallie Hood of The Homestead Partners about their outdoor-oriented home designs.

Bungalows by Brooks Ballard

The designer explains what makes a good bungalow plan.

Garage Organization

Expert organizers tell how to make your garage efficient & uncluttered.

Model Home Trends

Boyce asks architect and model home expert Ed Binkley for his take on current home design trends.

New 3 Bedroom Plans

Our latest 3-bedroom house floor plans offer a wide range of amenities and easy indoor-outdoor living.

Katrina Cottages

Explore our Katrina Cottage plans by Marianne Cusato and others.

Home Trends

From more voice control to smaller home designs, Boyce reports on what's hot this year.

In-Law Units

An introduction to granny units, including a tour of our Plan 507-1 by Larson Shores Architects.

Transitional Styles

Boyce reports on the blending of Traditional and Modern elements as the big new style trend in home building.

Guest Suite Plans

Do you want to include room for in-laws or aging parents in your new home? Here are several ways to go.

Tiny Homes Built

Joyanna reports on a new community that's building some of our Tiny Home plans.

Stock Plans History

A short history of stock house plans, from the Renaissance to today.