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Searching House Plans

Building a new house is an exciting adventure, but finding the best house plan for you and your family could be overwhelming. At COOL House Plans, we offer more than 30,000 new house designs that you can customize according to your family’s unique lifestyle. If you’re unsure about where to start, use this guide to explore your options for a new build.

Questions to Ask Yourself As You Search for New Home Plans

You can easily use the filters on our search form to find your dream house. As you start browsing house designs, ask yourself the following questions.

1. How Do You Feel in Your Current Home?

Take a walk around the place where you currently live. Does it have enough rooms for everyone in your family? Does it feel too big or too small? Would you want to add another bedroom or make one of them a little bit larger? Even if you have enough space now, think about your five-year or 10-year plan. You can create a comfortable space for your loved ones now while wisely planning for the future.

Think about how well your current home accommodates these plans:

Figure out the number of bedrooms you need in your house based on your family size and how often you host guests. Keep in mind that you don’t have to use bedrooms for sleeping. As you plan for the future, you can include a flexible space that can become an office, gym, nursery or family room, depending on your family’s needs.

Bedrooms You Need in Your House

2. How Many Bathrooms Would You Like?

Think about the traffic you experience in your bathrooms each day to find out how many you need for your new house. The number of bathrooms you have can affect how long it takes your family to get ready for work and school in the morning. While your home should at least have one full bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet, you can also add a half-bath to your floor plans.

Consider which one of these options would be best for your house plans:

3. How Many Stories Would You Like?

Generally, homes come in one story or two stories. Some of our larger houses feature three stories if you want the additional space. Here are your options:

4. How Many Garage Bays Do You Need?

A garage bay is where you park your vehicle to keep it safe from weather damage and theft. You could get a garage attached to your house or, if you have the property for it, you can get a detached garage to fit up to six cars. Here are some things to think about to figure out how many garage bays you need:

5. Is There a Max Width or Max Depth to Your Property?

In our “advanced search” feature, you can put in the maximum width and depth for your new build. If you have land already, make sure there are no legal limits on your property that will affect how large you can make your home. To find out the zoning requirements for your area, you can go to your local government office and request the appropriate information. If you haven’t bought the plot yet, check with the land’s seller or real estate agent.

You should always find out the zoning requirements before you start building, so you don’t run into problems later. If you find out that there are zoning limits that conflict with the plans you have for your new build, ask your local zoning department if you have permission to change your zoning or obtain zoning exemption. For a small plot of land, consider a narrow lot home.

6. Do You Have a Foundation Preference?

The foundation of your house is the first and most crucial element of your home’s design. At COOL House Plans, all of our floor plans feature the following options:

Foundation of Your House

7. Do You Have an Exterior Wall Preference?

There are many materials you could use for the exterior wall of your new build. Consider these options to see which one will be the best fit for your home:

8. What Type of Garage Do You Want?

Besides the number of garage bays you need, you also need to choose the type of garage for your property. We provide the following options on our website:

9. Is There Anything Else You Would Like to Have in Your House?

Using our advanced search feature, you can see houses that include the following unique features in their floor plans:

House Features

The Most Popular House Styles Right Now

As you consider a house style, try to complement the houses in the rest of your neighborhood. Designing your home to fit in with your neighbors enhances your block’s visual appeal and ensures that you’re following local zoning requirements. At COOL House Plans, we feature plans for more than 30 architectural styles available. Choose from one of our current best home plans:

Best-Selling House Plans by Square Feet

Explore our best house floor plans that can accommodate your lot size. Any of these best-selling home plans can have the number of bedrooms and bathrooms that you need while staying within your plot of land. To find your dream home, search for a floor plan based on the square footage:

New House Plans by Square Feet

Besides our best-selling home plans, we also have brand-new home plans that offer updated features and more options. Browse through our new home designs based on the size of your property:

Advantages of Working With COOL House Plans

A century of doing business and working closely with builders, homeowners, home designers and architects has taught us a few things that some of the newcomers to the market may not have had time to figure out. We’ve learned that providing you with unmatched service, excellent technical assistance, reasonably-priced customization and modifications and the best home designs make our already great prices even more valuable to you.

As has been the case throughout our history, The Garlinghouse Company today offers home designs in every style, type, size and price range. We promise great service, solid and seasoned technical assistance, tremendous choice and the best value in new home designs available anywhere.

Please take the time to read how the home plans business was born.

Our Low Price Guarantee

If you find the exact same plan featured on a competitor’s web site at a lower price, advertised OR special SALE price, we will beat the competitor’s price by 5% of the total, not just 5% of the difference! To take advantage of our guarantee, please call us at 800-482-0464 or email us the website and plan number when you are ready to order. Our guarantee extends up to four weeks after your purchase, so you know you can buy now with confidence.

Use Our Search Form to Browse House Plans Today

As you explore our website, you’ll find the best home plans for you and your family. Browse through the house plans that we have available, using our custom filters to make the process less overwhelming for you. For more information about our new house plans, you can call us at 800-482-0464.

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Low Price Guarantee

If you find a house plan or garage plan featured on a competitor's web site at a lower price (advertised or special promotion price including shipping specials), we will beat the competitor's price by 5% of the total, not just 5% of the difference!