Floor Plans

Modern Style on a Budget: 10 Tiny, Cool House Plans

You don't have to have a big budget to create a head-turning home. These little designs deliver big style.

Space for Extended Family: Why You Should Consider a Duplex

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.

Luxury Home Plans for Today's Families

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

The Beauty and Simplicity of Modern Home Designs

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

Summer Camp at Home

Ways to bring home a summer camp vibe.

The Age-Appropriate Home

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.

What's a typical house size today?

How our understanding of common house size has changed.

Tiny House Lessons from Marfa, Texas

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

Design Chat: Sandi Erdman

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

Wedding Patio Plans

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.

Building On an Infill Lot

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.