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Tips to Finding Your Dream House Plan

We know it's not easy to find and settle on the design that you'll make your home—it can be downright overwhelming. To help make it just a bit easier, here are few key search tips to know before you begin. With these in mind, your search for the perfect home plan should go more smoothly!

  1. Don't set a very specific square footage parameter. This limits the number of plans in your search results. We recommend using a range of 400 to 500 square feet around your desired square footage, keeping in mind that you can modify any of our floor plans. For example, if your desired home plan is 3,000 square feet, use 2,800 to 3,300 for your search parameters, see what you get, and then consider if any modifications are necessary.
  2. Determine how many stories, bathrooms, and bedrooms you want, as well as how many garage bays. If you already have a lot or know the dimensions of available lots in the area, input width and depth parameters to make sure you find a house that fits.
  3. The next step is deciding the style of your home. If you're unsure, look through our architectural styles to decide what you like best. Our floor plans come in every architectural style and size available from small to luxury.
  4. You can also look through our specialty collections, which feature house designs with specific characteristics, like in-law suites and open floor plans. The most important thing to remember is that any of our plans can be modified to include most of these items—it's better to have a larger number of plans to peruse, that can be modified if necessary, than have a limited number of plans in your search results.
  5. To see all search options available, take a look at our Advanced Search page. Here you can specify if you want a rear-, side-, or front-facing garage, where you want exterior porches, which floor you want your master suite to be on, and much more. Again, a lot of these can be modified into the majority of our home plans, so don't check too many!
  6. If you want complimentary assistance to find your dream house plan, call our home specialists to get suggestions, to receive help navigating through our website, or to ask questions. Our experienced, courteous home plan experts are eager to help you through email and live chat, or over the phone at (888) 795-6803.
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