Starter homes mark the beginning of an exciting new phase in your life. This is your opportunity to pick a design that perfectly suits you. This collection features plenty of affordable small plans that have plenty of style and features you'll love, like kitchen islands and open floor plans. When picking a plan for the first time, look for a versatile layout that will serve you well both now and in the future. A two bedroom home may be all you need currently, but if you're thinking about starting a family, a three bedroom plan may be more comfortable in the long run (and for now, you can use the extra bedroom as a home office, gym, or media room). Not sure how many bedrooms you'll want? Opt for a plan with bonus space, which is usually an unfinished area upstairs that you can finish later, when you're ready. Basement foundations also offer the opportunity to expand without moving. Open layouts are popular with plan buyers at every stage and can make a modest home feel larger.