Floor Plans

Duplex and Triplex Plans

Households these days often include grandparents, grown children, and other extended family members. Here's why a duplex makes a great choice for big families.

Family-Friendly Luxury

What does luxury mean today? Explore memorable home plans with gorgeous kitchens, open layouts, and tons of practical amenities.

Modern Style

Love the sleek look of a modern home? You're not alone. Learn about this popular style.

Outdoor Living Ideas

Ways to bring home a summer camp vibe.

Age-Appropriate Homes

Ideas from homes designed for "active adults" that are worth considering for the new house you are planning to build.

Siding Choices

Siding choices can help you customize a plan. Often they relate to the design and style of your house, as demonstrated in these examples.

Small House

How our understanding of common house size has changed.

Lessons from Marfa

Courtney finds design ideas on her visit to this famous contemporary art mecca on the Texas prairie.

Sandi Erdman Designer

Sandi explains how she designs and what she feels makes a good house plan.

Outdoor Rooms

Plan ahead! Will your new home have space for graduation parties or perhaps a summer wedding? Here's a range of designs that can accommodate family celebrations.

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.