Cozy and Cost-Efficient Small Home Plans

These homes may be small, but what they lack in size they make up for in character. Explore these 20 small-but-mighty home plans.


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Country Cottage

    Small can be beautiful with this one-bedroom cottage with twin covered porches. This home features:
    -- 10-foot step ceilings in the great room and master suite
    -- Eat-in kitchen
    -- L-shape counter space

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Tuscan Delight

    This Tuscan-influenced home includes lots of style and intricate details. Details include:
    -- Lovely front courtyard and covered porch
    -- Private master suite with access to rear porch
    -- Foyer that opens into a great room and cozy breakfast nook

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The Price is Right

    This functional split-level Craftsman includes an expansive master suite and plenty of storage space for a starter home. It also features:
    -- Open kitchen layout with plenty of counter space
    -- Great room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace
    -- Front and rear covered porches

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Perfect Weekender

    A modest home doesn't have to skimp on amenities. Here are a few of the many features included in this home:
    -- Front and rear porch
    -- Living room with fireplace and attached flex room
    -- Attic storage space

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Small, Yet Graceful

    This home boasts great curb appeal with graceful columns, railings, dormer windows, and high transoms. Other details:
    -- Inviting front porch and rear terrace
    -- Bayed dining area with French doors
    -- Secluded master suite with 13-foot cathedral ceiling

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Country Styling

    The front and rear covered porches add usable outdoor living space to this country home. The bonus room also adds additional living space. More features:
    -- Vaulted great room with built-in cabinets and fireplace
    -- Spacious kitchen island/ eating bar
    -- Large private master suite behind two-car garage

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Small Country Cottage

    This is the perfect plan for a small family or retired couple. Check out these features:
    -- Gracious front porch
    -- Combined living and dining area
    -- Two nice-size bedrooms

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Small Ranch Home

    This affordable ranch, which is one of our most popular home plans, boasts great curb appeal. What makes this house stand out:
    -- Columned front porch and back deck
    -- Great room with built-ins and fireplace
    -- Master bedroom with tray ceilings

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Small, Delightful Home

    This plan was created to fulfill the needs of a growing family. It features:
    -- Large master suite with oversized bathroom and his/her walk-in closets
    -- Open great room with fireplace
    -- Back deck that is great for grilling

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Mid-Sized Ranch

    Visitors will feel welcome the moment they step foot on this brick ranch home's inviting front porch. Once inside, the following features will entice you to stay:
    -- Master suite with sitting area and large bathroom with whirlpool tub
    -- Great room that's perfect for entertaining
    -- Screened-in back porch with ceiling fan

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Beautiful Brick

    This cozy brick home includes many family-friendly features.
    -- Spacious family room that shares a fireplace with the formal dining room
    -- Large kitchen island perfect for food preparation
    -- Generous master bath with his/her walk in closets

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Craftsman Ranch

    A covered porch protects visitors from the elements and invites them in to experience the spacious family and dining areas. Other features:
    -- Arched windows and stonework that offer old-fashioned curb appeal
    -- Private master suite with sitting area and access to the screened porch
    -- 888 square feet of bonus space

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Small Home

    This home squeezes a lot of function out of a small square footage. Additional details include:
    -- Kitchen with snack area for extra seating and prep work
    -- Two covered porches for relaxing or entertaining
    -- Master bedroom tucked behind the side-entry garage

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Lakeside Beauty

    An expandable floor plan makes this charming country cottage perfect for a variety of functions. Details include:
    -- Vaulted foyer and great room that separate the master suite
    -- Two additional bedrooms and balcony on second floor

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Rustic Charm

    Choose this plan for year-round use or as a getaway. The home features:
    -- Cozy cottage floor plan
    -- Large great room with fireplace
    -- Sliders from the great room and master suite that lead to a covered porch

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Cute Country Home

    Quaint and cozy is the only way to describe this home. It features:
    -- Covered porch that leads into an open floor plan
    -- Kitchen and great room that share a snack bar
    -- Master bedroom with walk-in closets

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Spacious Log Home

    This spacious rustic vacation retreat is designed to maximize appreciation of the outdoors. Additional details include:
    -- Center great room with lots of natural light and warmth
    -- Two-story windows
    -- Wide deck that spans entire side of house

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Victorian Style

    Old-fashioned curb appeal sets this modest one-story home apart from the rest. Inside, you'll find:
    -- Breakfast area that overlooks the front porch
    -- Great room with soaring ceiling, French doors, and fireplace
    -- Dining room that leads to the backyard

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Appealing Cottage

    This rustic house would be perfect by a lake. It has all the amenities needed after a long day in the water. The home features:
    -- Cozy front and rear covered porches
    -- Private master suite on first floor
    -- Second floor with two bedrooms, a full bath, and recreation room

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Charming Home

    This is the perfect home for a couple at any stage to sit down, relax, and enjoy being together. Features include:
    -- Two bedrooms and two baths
    -- Great room with vaulted ceilings and media center
    -- Two-car garage with shop area

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