Who doesn’t dream of building their own home? While browsing through photographs of beautiful houses is a great way to get ideas, house plans are essential to help to plan the area and give the homeowner an idea of how space will be utilised and where the various rooms will be located. Of course, depending on the size of the plot, one can find one-story house plans or multi-level floor plans to accommodate the required number of rooms.
The advantage of 3D plans is that they help to visualise how space will be allocated. For example, when looking at small house plans under 1000 sq. ft. with two bedrooms, where the second bath doubles up as a powder room, it makes sense to place the bathroom closer to the social spaces rather than attached to the second bedroom. That way, you can ensure privacy in the bedroom.
Similarly, for bungalows or small cottage house plans, 2D or 3D images present views of the home from all sides, giving a better perspective of the area around the house, the garden and the terrace. Additionally, one gets an idea of the exterior façade of the house and how it will look from the street.
To help you get an idea of the advantages of 2D and 3D images, we present 16 architect-designed house plans to inspire you.
A popular design for small houses and apartments, this plan has an open plan in the living, dining and kitchen. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom, while the second bath doubles up as a guest bathroom with easy access from the living area.
For homeowners who need a house with a garage, it’s best to choose a plan that provides direct access to the home from the garage.
This plan works well for a one-bedroom apartment or house where the sleeping space is private, unlike in an open-plan design.
For a large family, a two-floor plan with four bedrooms on the upper floor will help to maintain a quiet environment away from the social spaces at the lower level.
A floor plan with the balcony near the living or dining room is preferable as it provides additional space when entertaining guests.
This two-storey house plan includes a family room off the bedrooms on the first floor, besides two bedrooms on the ground floor.
In this house plan, one can view each floor separately besides getting an idea of the exterior façade.
A unique house plan with a footprint of just 26 sq. m. spread over seven unpartitioned split levels connected by a staircase.
This 2D plan includes the house elevation each direction to present a better perspective on what can be seen from each side.
A house plan with ground and first floor rooms as well as some extensions.
This open floor plan has balconies off the master bedroom as well as the living room.
A two-bedroom floor plan with a deck that can be accessed from the social spaces as well as the master bedroom.
With small garden areas at the front and back of the house, this plan presents views of the greenery from the living room and the bedroom.
For homeowners looking at remodelling their home, this plan presents a picture of how to optimise the space.
A tiny two-bedroom house with a tiled roof over the porch.