Small Home Plans

Small home plans are typically under 1,600 square feet and are a budget-friendly home option for homeowners. At Design Basics, our small home floor plans come in a variety of styles and can be customized to fit your specific home needs!

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What Is a Small Home?

Small home plans are typically 1,600 square feet or less. They can be a budget-friendly option for homeowners and are easier to build because of their size.

Whether you're looking to build a starter home or are downsizing, Design Basics is here to help. All of our small floor plans can be customized to include your must-haves!

Design 42389 Cedar Pointe
Cedar Pointe - #42389

Why Are People Choosing Small Home Plans?

People tend to opt for smaller home plans because they're a budget-friendly home option that doesn't sacrifice design! Smaller homes are also easier to maintain, so you can spend less time working on upkeep and more time with your loved ones.

Design Basics is here to help you build your dream home, which is why we offer small floor plans in a range of design styles!

Characteristics of a Small Home

Small home plans come in a variety of design styles, but here are a few common characteristics that you can expect to find in a small floor plan!

open layout

Open Floor Plans

Design elements in small homes are all about maximizing your space. That's why small homes tend to have open floor plans to help the space feel larger!

tall ceilings

Tall Ceilings

Tall ceilings are another way to help smaller homes feel larger without increasing square footage. They also help let in natural light which opens up the space.

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Split Bedrooms

Small homes often feature rooms on the opposite side of the home. This provides many benefits, such as added privacy and noise reduction across the home. Whether you want a private owner's suite, home office, kids bedroom, or something else, this is a great layout idea for smaller floor plans.

large windows

Large Windows

Big windows are typically put in smaller homes and placed above eye level to help the space feel larger and let in natural light without compromising privacy.

Small Floor Plan FAQS

Considering choosing a small floor plan? Learn more about this popular home plan from our frequently asked questions!

What Is Considered a Small Home?

A small home is considered anything less than 2,500 square feet. At Design Basics, our small home plans are 1,600 feet or less and come in a variety of design styles!

Can Small Home Plans Be Customized?

Yes! All of our small home plans can be customized to fit your exact needs and include your must-haves.

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Small Home?

Smaller home plans tend to be a more cost-friendly option for homeowners, but the price will vary depending on the design elements and features you include. Our friendly team is available to help you select the best floor plan for your budget. For more information on the costs of building a home, we invite you to read Design Affects Cost – What Buyers Need To Know!

Small Home Plans with Porch

Small Home Plans with Lots of Storage

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Small Home Plans with Two Car Garage

Small One Story Home Plans

The Design Basics Difference

Design Basics is a leader in home design with more than 35 years of experience. Our friendly team is here to help you build your dream home. That's why we offer a variety of floor plans for all budgets and customization options to fit your needs. We're here to answer your questions and help you get started, so call us today!

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