Dozens of well drawn free house floor plans are available inside every kit home site on the web, as well as dedicated house plan sites, ready for you to download. You should already have an idea what you're looking for, so scroll to the size and shape which initially appeals to you, click on the house shape and description you want and take a good look.
Check my pages on kit inclusions and operational plans to get some background and specifications for kit home building. Remember, you are building this home yourself, so look to the simple house plans first. Three bedroom and en-suite is a great family favorite so start there and carefully check the dimensions. Go to my page on Small House Plans if you want to start reducing your footprint.
Questions to ask...Will your furniture fit? The tip here is to measure the rooms you live in now, and ask yourself, is this big enough? A normal living area needs to be 5x5 metres (16x16 ft) at least, for a family to exist without sitting on top of each other. You might want to look at my Cabins page or perhaps my Yurt page will spark your imagination.
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The first thing to look at are the overall dimensions. Single story house floor plans around 14m x 7m or about 100 square metres (46 x 23 ft or 1000sq ft) are about average for a basic family kit home.
All bedrooms are clearly marked, and importantly for me, the master bedroom was at the opposite end of the house from the kids rooms. It also shows a walk through wardrobe and an en-suite that measures 2m x 2m.
Many kit home house floor plans like this one have no interior load-bearing walls. So there is almost infinite flexibility to alter the interior layout and move the rooms around from the original plan. The self supporting design comes from full span trusses which sit on the outside frames so you can arrange large areas of floor space to create open plan ideas.
I found this to be one of many simple house plans available on the net and they are free for you to download and study. The beauty of these free home plans is that you can copy and paste them onto a document and create a your own library to study and compare. If you buy your plan from a plan site, you will get full architect spec plans ready to submit to your building authority. If you choose a kit home design, full plans come with the kit price.
Most kit home sites have a downloadable grid page (drawing graph) for you to try your hand: create floor plans, create your dream. Here is a grid page to print off..
To create your own free house plans, start with a general plan from a site, or start with nothing. You can add a metre here or take a metre from there to create unique home plans that a kit home draftsman can easily reproduce and cost.
Each square grid represents a metre and in a lot of cases, 3.6 metre (12 ft) squares are the norm. That is: ..draw everything in 3.6 metre square multiples if you want a reasonable price, as this is the size of the kit home module.
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Just wanted to comment on what you are saying regarding looking at all the house plan sites and taking one of their plans to a kit builder to build. This …
Selecting a plan
Thanks for the good advice. I felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of house plans available when my partner and I were looking for our first home. I had …
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To start with I was looking to build a grand home for my family and to eventually have room for my parents as they aged. I had been encouraged to build …