Fantastic House Plans Online
Find detailed house plans online (with porches too) so you can build the home of your dreams.
Mary and I found a myriad of house building plans that we know you'll enjoy.
and with Porches
Whether you are just looking for design ideas or you are in need
of high quality expertly drawn and detailed plans from which to build your dream home, use our
directory below to find the perfect plan. And most have wonderful porches too!
These house building plans give you access to images, layouts, actual drawings, and CAD drawings along with assistance
in modifying the plan to meet your specific requirements.
Not all house plan online companies offer the same level of customer service, plan modification assistance, or even a comprehensive set of house plans.
Therefore, it is best to understand what you need and know what to look for.
That's why Mary and I have chosen to show you plans from Family Home Plans, a leader in online house building plans.
Use our directory to find the perfect plan for you and your family. We've also included "must know" information
about online house plans below.
Our House Plans Online Directory
We've found fantastic house building plans for dream homes that have everything from expansive porches to
the latest features everyone desires -
Craftsman Style Home Plans
See these most popular online craftsman home plans.....
Bungalow House Floor Plans
Classic bungalow floor plans packed with amenities you have to see...
Appealing House Plans All With Porches
We love porches and these house plans have plenty from which to choose...
Ranch Style House Plans
See our favorite ranch style home plans - all with porches!
Tiny House Plans
Tiny house plans have never been more popular - see these...
Small House Floor Plans For You
See these quaint but spacious small house floor plans (with porches too)...
Beach Home Plans
Beach home plans have a view of the sea and large porches....
Southwest Home And Porch Plans
See a sample of southwest plans ranging from the simple to the ornate....
Plans With Amazing Porches
You have to see these adorable home plans with fantastic porches...
Small Cabin With Porches Plans
You'll enjoy these small cabin house plans with picturesque porches...
More Porch Plans
Porch And Shed Plans
Build this amazing porch (we have shed and garage plans with porches too)....
Screened In Porch Plans
Find creative screen porch plan ideas you can build....
Sunroom Porch plans
Construct your own fabulous sunroom porch from these plans....
Three Season Porch Plans
Build a three-season porch to prolong your outdoor time....
Have fun discovering a myriad of outdoor building plans....
Best Selling House Plans Online
We asked Family Home Plans to show us their best selling house plans - here's one example. Click on the link and
search for: House Plans/Best Selling Homes.
Advantages Of House Plans Online
Probably the major advantage of ordering house plans online is cost. Online home plans can be a fraction of the cost
of plans created by a local architect or home building contractor. Even when you purchase stock homes (already built),
the cost of the plan to build the structure is included in the overall cost of the home.
Another fun advantage is you can begin immediately to visualize your new home and start making modifications
to the example drawings. Move a wall here, add a door there, or move kitchen cabinets to create your perfect
Go From This
Dream Home Floor Plan 65800
Considerations for Online House Building Plans
You wouldn't think twice about ordering a pair of socks online; however, investing in a set of house building plans online should
make you want to do your "due diligence".
We recommend you have a thorough knowledge of 'what you need' and 'what you can expect to receive'
when ordering house plans online to avoid any surprises.
What Do You Need
Here's a short list of general items you may need. Check with your local codes department to see if there are other
requirements as well.
- As a minimum you need a comprehensive set of blueprints and schematics
created and drawn by licensed architects (check to see if they need to be signed by an architect from your
- Your drawings should adhere to
one of the nationally recognized building
code standards such as the Uniform Building Code, Standard Building Code, International Residential Code,
or Basic Building Code.
- The required number of documents (plans) to satisfy your local codes department.
- Specific plans for various construction components, e.g., truss layout, roof framing, 2nd story framing, beams,
What You May Typically Receive
Ordinarily, house building plans online provide (but not limited to) the following items:
- Exterior Elevations: Elevation drawings normally show the front,
the rear and the sides of the home and can include exterior
materials like siding or brick along with specific details and measurements.
- Foundation Plans: Obviously foundations vary depending on your specific desires and
geographical area. Check to see if your online company allows you, as does Family Home Plans, to dictate the foundation type. Regardless,
the required dimensions and notes should be included on the plan.
- Interior Layout: This would included details like cabinets, fireplaces, etc.
You may need to contact a local
cabinet and fireplace distributor for specific sizes and styles to suit your needs.
- Schematic Electrical Layouts: This diagram shows locations for your electrical outlets, switches,
- Detailed Floor Plans: This delineates the location of all interior walls,
doors, windows, stairs, closets, etc., along with appropriate dimensions.
What You Need To Find Out
Are Heating and Plumbing Diagrams Included
Normally, heating and cooling details are omitted from online house plan designs. There are just too many variables,
from local codes, availability of desired heating and plumbing materials, preferred methods of installation, and
venting issues to the specific type of system that is used.
If not included in the plan, your builder or contractor can normally provide the specifics for your home.
Do Plans Meet Earthquake Seismic/Wind/Hurricane Code Requirements
Some, but not all, states require plans that meet both seismic and wind code requirements. If you live in such a state, you
may want to inquire if your house plan online fulfills those requirements. If not, check to see if your local
contractor would be able to modify the plan to meet regional requirements.
Do Plans Meet All Local Code Requirements
Local building codes vary from state to state and even by city or county. House plans ordered online may have to be modified to meet your specific local building codes. Check with your local codes
department or contractor.
Reorder and Exchange Policies
Check the reorder and exchange polices (whether obtaining plans online or not) to ensure you understand your
options. Not all reorder and exchange policies are the same.
Additional Sets Of Plans
You may well need additional sets of plans depending on your local building department requirements. This
is true whether you purchase plans online or not. Know the up front costs before you order.
Be knowledgeable of warranty information as it varies by company.
Home Plans Online - Modifications
More often than not, any changes you make to a plan will cost you additional money adding even more costs to
It is rare; however, that someone builds a home from a stock house plan without any modifications. Therefore it important
to have the option to modify the plan to suit your own requirements. Since online plans are typically less expensive
than locally created plans, your overall costs may be quite a bit lower than going to a local architect or designer.
Have you ever found the perfect home plan and asked, "if only we could change...?"
Maybe the front porch needs more depth, you'd prefer a side-entrance garage, or even a larger kitchen
for gourmet cooking.
Family Home Plans has experts who will
help you make changes to your selected plan to ensure you build exactly what you want. Probably not all online house
plan companies have that same capability.
Charming House Plan With Front Porch Family Home Plans # 9348
Mary and I know from experience that most home plan changes either won't even be considered by builders or
are cost prohibitive.
However, we know that Family Home Plans can make almost any modification
and usually at minimal cost to you!
That can be a huge savings.
Ordering House Plans Online
Selecting the right house plan online company will not only give you peace of mind but also incredible plans
from which to build your dream home.
Mary and I encourage you to check out Family Home Plans today!
We may receive a commission on the sale of a plan from Family Home Plans, however, it does not affect your overall cost.
Download This Free Shed Plan
This simple plan is great for additional storage, a potting shed, a small home office or even a playhouse for your children.
1. If you don't "see" the plan when it comes up on your computer, no worries. Once you download it, you will see it just fine.
Seems there are issues depending upon which browser you use, so not to worry.
2. Since these are construction blue prints, if you plan to actually build this shed, you will probably want to print the plans.
24x36" is the preferred size of paper. You can email the document to a local print shop or office store.
You may not need to print all the pages.
3. This plan is courtesy of Family Home Plans
and the two of us.
Download this free shed plan
Be sure to read our notes above
Looking for Small Porch Plans?
Wanting to build a small porch and need a plan? This eBook contains six (6) small porch plans. Upon purchase, it's an instant download from the Renovation Design Group.
Set of Six Small Porch Plans
A Porch Plan eBook
from Renovation Design Group
that includes six separate plans for small porches.
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