You have the perfect parcel of land. Now you are ready to begin building your own home. We are not talking about walking through a series of models and choosing one. We are talking about truly building a home, wading through house plans until you find exactly what you want and tweaking it until it is perfect.
According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, 483,000 single-family homes were built in 2012. Of these, 82,000 were contractor-built homes. It is your turn to have the home of your dreams. There are several sites that offer house plans you can purchase online. Take a look at what each site offers and find the plan you love. If you need, you can work with an architect or engineer to make any modifications you choose.
You can view over 25,000 house plans at FamilyHomePlans.com. This site includes more than 2,600 ranch-style choices and you can find micro-homes fewer than 500 square feet. Benefits of this site include searching by architectural styles, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and garage options.
A great feature of this site is the opportunity to create your own customized plan book. You can save your selections in a personal collection to make comparisons and modifications. You can receive estimated building costs for your chosen home for an additional charge.
Engineer it for Me
Houseplans.com offers you a range of plans for the perfect home of any size. A truly great feature of this site is that Houseplans.com will work with you to provide engineering modifications. Not only do you save money by not hiring a architect or the original design, you also save money for changes that you wish to make in the design.
As you view the designs, you can check the specifications to ensure the home meets your basic needs. You also get choices for slab or crawl space placement and you can add lighting design and audio/video plans to your package.
How Much will it Cost Me?
When you browse eplans.com, you start out by indicating how many bedrooms, bathrooms, stories and garage bays you want for a quick search. You can also search by architectural style. A truly great benefit of eplans.com is that you can see the estimated building costs included in the plan preview.
You can filter your search by features including kitchen islands, pantries, home theaters and even soaking tubs. In addition, once you find a plan, you can use the add on feature for outdoor kitchens, balconies, wine cellar and outdoor pools.