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Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders

November 10, 2021
Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders

By Gabby Torrenti

These simple house plans are perfect for your next building project! With simple layouts, bestselling styles, and an emphasis on affordability, these plans make building a dream home simple. From classic Craftsman homes to on-trend modern farmhouses, you’re sure to find the perfect plan for your clients in this collection of homes.

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Simple Modern Farmhouse Architectural House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-206 Simple Modern Farmhouse 430-206 - Front Exterior Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Simple Modern Farmhouse 430-206 - Main Floor Plan

This 1,292 square-foot-plan includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an easy-to-navigate open floor plan. Through the front door, the living room with a vaulted ceiling welcomes you inside, leading directly into the combined kitchen and dining room. The simple open kitchen helps to maximize every square foot of the main level, while a convenient pantry makes meal prep a breeze.

Down a short hallway, the primary bedroom includes a chic trayed ceiling, as well as an attached bathroom with double sinks and a combined bathtub and shower. The primary closet sits just beyond the bathroom, with plenty of space for clothing. Across the hall, two more bedrooms with their own closets give guests or kids their own spaces. A porch at the rear of the home lets everyone relax and enjoy a view of the property, too.

Craftsman Cabin Architectural House Design - Craftsman Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #461-4 Craftsman Cabin 461-4 - Front Exterior Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Craftsman Cabin 461-4 - Main Floor Plan

A Craftsman home makes the perfect addition to any neighborhood and this 1,260-square-foot plan is no exception. The simple, streamlined design presents an unfussy footprint to keep costs down. Beyond the front porch, a living room sits to the right of the main entrance, while the dining room is off to the left. Straight ahead, a breakfast bar welcomes you into the kitchen, where you’ll also find a space-saving laundry closet.

A few steps away, the primary bedroom gives homeowners space to relax and comes equipped with its own closet and a bathroom with two sinks (a nice touch in a home of this size!). Across the hallway, two more bedrooms are ideal for having visitors or giving kids their own space. Each room comes with its own closet and easy access to a shared hall bathroom.

Two-Story Family Farmhouse Architectural House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #48-992 Two-Story Family Farmhouse 48-992 - Front Exterior Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Two-Story Family Farmhouse 48-992 - Main Floor Plan Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Two-Story Family Farmhouse 48-992 - Upper Floor Plan

With 1,394 square feet of living space spread across two levels, this modern farmhouse doesn’t spare a single detail. Stepping in from the covered porch entrance, this home opens with a spacious living room and flows into the open kitchen with a center island and dining room. To the left, a powder room and linen closet provide easy storage solutions, while a hidden washer and dryer help keep the space organized. At the rear of the home, a patio makes it easy to entertain guests or relax with family.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom sits directly to the left, including a walk-in closet and a bathroom with double sinks. Across this level, two additional bedrooms provide space for kids or visitors and each bedroom includes a convenient closet. Just a few steps away, a full bathroom provides the perfect space for getting ready for the day ahead. An additional linen closet is a thoughtful detail.

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Craftsman Ranch Plan Architectural House Design - Ranch Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #20-2299 Craftsman Ranch Plan 20-2299 - Front Exterior Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Craftsman Ranch Plan 20-2299 - Main Floor Plan Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Craftsman Ranch Plan 20-2299 - Upper Floor Plan

This simple ranch plan is a builder’s dream! Three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms are spread out over 1,886 square feet for clients who need a bit more space than the little homes above. Beyond the covered porch, this plan opens with a foyer, opening to the two guest bedrooms with a shared bathroom to the left and the main living space straight ahead. This space comprises a family room with a grand eleven-foot ceiling and an eat-in kitchen with a convenient center island. To the left, the owners’ suite includes a spacious bedroom, a walk-in closet with lots of storage space, and a bathroom with a shower, bathtub, and two sinks. The main level is made complete with an additional powder room, separate laundry room, and even a drop zone with lockers. An alternate layout provides an office space, which is ideal for those working from home or homeschooling young children.

Narrow-Lot Floor Plan Architectural House Design - Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #48-868 Two-Story Traditional Home 48-868 - Front Exterior Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Two-Story Traditional Home 48-868 - Main Floor Plan Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Two-Story Traditional Home 48-868 - Upper Floor Plan

This two-story home is the perfect fit for a narrow lot with 1,689 square feet of living space across two levels. Beyond the covered porch, a staircase leads upstairs to the right, or you can head into the main living space on the left. This space includes a wide-open family room and dining room, leading towards the kitchen. The kitchen includes a center island with a nook, which is perfect for enjoying a quick snack. A mudroom (with a bench!), pantry, and powder room add to the home’s convenience.

Upstairs, two guest bedrooms with their own closets are ideal for kids or guests and share a full bathroom in the hallway. Across this floor, the primary bedroom features ample closet space, a full bathroom, and access to a private covered porch.

Craftsman Cottage Plan Architectural House Design - Cottage Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #929-1083 Two-Story Traditional Home 929-1083 - Front Exterior Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Two-Story Traditional Home 929-1083 - Main Floor Plan Architectural House Design - Low Budget Simple House Design Plans for Builders Two-Story Traditional Home 929-1083 - Upper Floor Plan

Here's a slightly more luxurious option. Coming in at just over 1,660 square feet, this plan features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a simple open floor plan. Beyond the front foyer, barn doors open to two guest rooms directly to the left with a shared full bathroom. Straight ahead, the main living space comprises a kitchen with a center island, a dining room with skylights to illuminate the space, and a great room with a fireplace for relaxing with friends and family. Beyond this space, an outdoor porch and patio allow you to enjoy pleasant weather.

Back inside, the right side of the home houses the luxe primary bedroom featuring more skylights, a walk-in closet, and bathroom with two sinks to give everyone their own space. Upstairs, a versatile bonus room with a full bathroom can serve as the ultimate space to relax.

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