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!
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 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 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.
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.
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
Small Home Plans with Bonus Room
1180 sq. ft. | 2 bedrooms
#6789BL Clearfield BL
1395 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
#6715BL Sycamore BL
1495 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
1568 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
#35111 Kendra Farm
1511 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
1501 sq. ft. | 2 bedrooms
1590 sq. ft. | 2 bedrooms
1502 sq. ft. | 2 bedrooms
#50027 Valli OTB
1512 sq. ft. | 2 bedrooms
#50017 Sierra Vista OTB
1501 sq. ft. | 2 bedrooms
Small Home Plans with Two Car Garage
#9170 Buckland Showcase
1984 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
2607 sq. ft. | 4 bedrooms
#42366 Harmon Haven
2506 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
#42482 Teglia Farm
1642 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
#42392 Shelton Farm
1603 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
#42381 Cabot Farm
1619 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
1995 sq. ft. | 3 bedrooms
#42340 Cedar Creek
2232 sq. ft. | 4 bedrooms
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!