Adaptable House Plans
Think beyond starter home, family-sized, and empty nester: these homes adapt to fit many stages of life. The plans feature flexible rooms like bonus spaces and basements that can serve a variety of purposes as your needs change, whether that means housing a returned college student or an aging parent. Many also have layouts that make growing older easier with master suites on the main level and easy-to-navigate hallways.
Whether you're a movie buff or just need an extra room to use as bonus space, a house plan with home theater (sometimes written "theatre") could be your best bet.
House Plans with Elevators
A home elevator can provide unparalleled convenience in a wide variety of house designs, from simple country plans to luxurious Mediterraneans. Imagine carrying all the laundry from second floor bedrooms to the basement washing machine in a single trip. For those who need help getting up and down stairs, a home elevator can be an absolute necessity. Incorporating an elevator into a new home design doesn't have to be extravagant. Dozens of our house plans include room for elevators, and the cost may be less than you think.
House Plans with Fireplaces
One of the most popular amenities in a house plan is the fireplace. In fact, more than half of our floor plans have them. Besides having one in the great room, family room, or living room, some plans incorporate fireplaces outside on a screen porch, in a hearth room near the kitchen, or even in the master suite. Browse through all of our home plans with fireplaces here, or get more specific with a gas fireplace, a fireplace in the master bedroom, or an outdoor fireplace on the patio.
House Plans with Great Rooms
Great rooms are where everything happens. Instead of a formal living room and family room, as in the past, most of today's house plans feature open-concept layouts with great rooms that open to the kitchens. You'll often find a grand fireplace here.
House Plans with In law Suite
House plans with mother in law suite give you a ton of flexibility. Looking for house plans with in law suite (sometimes referred to as "house plans with 2 master suites")? If so, you've come to the right spot! All of the house plans in this collection contain bedrooms with private baths (in addition, of course, to the master suite) in which you can house an in-law, elderly parent, caregiver, older child, short-term renters, or special guests.
House Plans with Large Kitchens
Love to cook? Explore house plans with large kitchens! Parties, casual family meals, holidays, quick breakfasts, chatting with friends while preparing dinner — it all happens in the kitchen. For maximum interaction, select a large kitchen floor plan that features an open layout so the chef of the house isn't left out of whatever fun is happening in the main living area.
House Plans with Open Layouts
Open layouts are modern must-haves, making up the majority of today's bestselling house plans. Whether you're building a tiny house, a small home, or a larger family-friendly residence, an open concept floor plan will maximize space and provide excellent flow from room to room. Open concept homes combine the kitchen and family room (or other living space) into a single great room that's perfect for relaxed entertaining and informal gatherings.
Master Bedroom Downstairs
Master bedrooms on the first floor, and other universal design elements, mold a home to serve its homeowner at all stages of his or her life. First floor master bedrooms also allow the master(s) of the house to be separated from those who are dwelling on the upper floors.
Master Bedroom Upstairs
Master bedroom suites are normally found on an upper level of a home. "Master up" plans give a house a standard, classic layout. And really... why mess with a classic? ePlans’ collection of house plans featuring a master bedroom suite on an upper level is decorated with an assortment of styles – from intricate Craftsman houses, to imposing Victorians, to quaint Country abodes, and much more. You’ve waited long enough to build your dream house—it’s time to start making it a reality! Take the first step by searching for a home plan that is perfect for you on ePlans.com.
Mudroom House Plans
Mudrooms keep your family organized by taming clutter. Not just for cold or snowy climates, a mudroom house plan provides a transitional space between the outside and the inside, typically where the garage leads into the home.
Here's where you get to add all those amenities you've been dreaming of. But, with so many options on the market, it helps to know what you're looking for before you head to the showroom or home center. We've compiled the basics on tubs, whirlpools, toilets, showers, and more.
It's important to remember your kitchen isn't just where you cook but where you live. It's the heart and soul of your home. Many of today's home plans offer open layouts that eliminate barriers between the kitchen and the main gathering room so that you can interact with family and friends while you cook.
Universal design homes are crafted to be accessible to those with wheelchairs or limited mobility. But they are an easy-living choice for everyone. To accommodate special needs, universal design house plans offer wide hallways and easy access to bedrooms and bathrooms. Homes for the aging Baby Boomer population will require attention to their physical comforts, particularly with the "aging in place" movement gaining popularity.
Walkout Basement House Plans
Building on a hill? A house plan with walkout basement could be your best bet. Walkout basement house plans make the most of sloping lots and create unique indoor/outdoor space. Walkout basement house plans also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Whether you're looking for Craftsman house plans with walkout basement, contemporary house plans with walkout basement, sprawling ranch house plans with walkout basement (yes, a ranch plan can feature a basement!), or something else entirely, you're sure to find a design that pleases you in the collection below.