Floor Plans

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.

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.