The cost of constructing a home is affected by a number of factors – building materials, labor markets and design amenities, to name just a few. Among the most influential aspects of a home’s price tag, is the “cost efficiency” of its design. Square footage, of course, affects the overall cost, but as homebuilders are well aware, the cost efficiency of a home’s design can play a significant role, no matter the size. For example, the fewer the corners in a foundation wall, the less expensive it is to build. The same holds true for roofs. A simple front-to-back gable roof is less expensive to build than a complex multiple-pitch hip roof. The list goes on and on throughout construction. This collection of Cost-Efficient Home Designs offers a tasteful selection of plans that, comparatively speaking, would cost less to build than many other homes of the same square footage, built with similar materials. All of this, of course, is offered without sacrificing thoughtful floor plans or stylish curb appeal.
Mountain Style House Plan 81271 | Total Living Area: 4732 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3 Full, 2 Half | Garage Bays: 4 | Dimensions: 130′ Wide x 79’3″ Deep An artful use of stone was employed on the exterior of this rustic hillside home to complement other architectural elements such as the […]Read More
The process of searching for home plans will present you with options spanning a wide range of styles and fashions. You don’t have to choose the most modern or minimalist homes to fit in with the crowd, however. A traditional cottage house offers benefits you can’t always get from other constructions. Choosing practical, efficient house […]Read More
As you begin the process of planning to build your home, there are many features and factors to consider. Families often opt for a basement foundation as an easy way to increase the space inside their home. Besides extra space, basements provide a safe place to go during dangerous weather. The temperature in underground areas is also usually lower than the rest […]Read More
If you’ve watched any home buying or home design shows on television recently, you’ve probably heard the term open concept floor plan. This architectural trend has been around for decades but has dominated house plans and remodeling projects since the 1990s, giving homeowners large communal spaces that feel airy and open and make the home […]Read More
New Craftsman Home Plan 81265 | Total Living Area: 2936 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Dimensions: 50′ Wide x 49′ Deep | Garage: 2 Car This home has ample personality, but it does not take up too much room. Lets take an imaginary walk-through so you can see whether these may […]
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Craftsman Style Home Plan 81247 | Total Living Area: 2203 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half | Garage Bays: 2 Car | Dimensions: 50′ Wide x 62′ Deep The kitchen is the center for this flexible, well appointed, single level Craftsman Style Home Plan. This home plan design is equally […]Read More