• Go Big or Go Tiny Home!

    The Tiny Home movement is sweeping the nation, with folks reconsidering their priorities and going "big" by going really, really small. Whether you are looking to significantly downsize, or just for a small plan to build out in the middle of nowhere, consider a tiny home. These efficient designs aim to get the most out of a small space, and are great projects to build yourself.

    Our latest Plan of the Week is our own take at this unique perspective on home design. Meet the Kristine!

    Kristine is a cute little tiny house plan that would make a great cabin. It's got a lofted sleeping space over the kitchenette. If you have some land and are looking for a modest home design to create a place to getaway and unplug from the world, this one may just be for you!


    This plan has even been designed to allow for a stackable washer/dryer combo, and has cathedral ceiling to make it feel open and spacious even with a minimal building footprint.

    The sleeping loft is above the kitchenette and is tucked under the cathedral ceiling.

    Posted by Harry Staab
  • Our Popular 2 Story House Plan, the Cavallari, is Currently Half Off!

    Finding the right plan to build is not an easy task. It takes patience, an attentive eye, and even some luck to stumble upon that perfect fit house plan that combines the right look with a functional floor plan and economical price tag. While we aim to design every plan to be "just right" for someone, it's unrealistic to expect a plan to meet everyone's needs. Every builder is different - with unique clientele, building methods, and style. This is why we strive to design new house plans in a variety of sizes and styles. We're growing our portfolio of uniquely designed plans every week!
    Cavallari 2 story house plan
    Every once in a while, however, a plan catches the attention of more than just a few. The Cavallari 2 story house plan is just that, attracting more builders to it than nearly any of our other home plans. And builders aren't just building it once, they're coming back to us to modify it in a variety of clever and unique ways to make it even better for them and their clients! Perhaps it's the compact building footprint and simple construction that keeps costs low and construction time down, or the handsome exterior and efficient floor plan. Whatever the case may be, this plan is a hit and perhaps now would be a great time for you to share in it's success!
    Cavallari house plan main floor plan
    Cavallari house plan second floor plan
    The Cavallari is a tried and true house plan and we'd love to share it's success with you at a significantly reduced cost. For just $500, half the original price, you can own this plan for yourself. 
    This deal is only available thru 05/18/15.
    Posted by Harry Staab
  • New Advanced Feature - 3D Flyarounds!

    We're excited to release our first 3d flyaround of our latest 2 story house plan, the Faust! With every new plan, we'll continue to provide extra 3D views and these awesome videos to help you and your clients understand and fall in love with our beautiful designs.
    Posted by Harry Staab
  • A Brand New 2 Story with a Modern Take on the Classic Prairie Style

    Our latest creation has been released! We love this 2 story house plan with an elegant modern take on the classic prairie style. It looks great from the street (and handsome from all sides) with a terrific floor plan to boot. It's designed with costs in mind, with a compact building footprint, simple roof, and lots of features home buyers are looking for in a cost-effective home.

    Not only is this a beautiful new plan, we're excited to try out some new rendering techniques. We'd love to know what you think!

    Faust 29394 | 2 Story House Plan

    29394 Faust

    The main floor of the Faust features a formal living room, open living spaces in the dining, kitchen, and family rooms, and a mud room with some handy storage to keep your home free of clutter. There's a generously sized 2 car garage with extra depth to take advantage of storage or for a work area.

    The second floor is very efficient, with a spacious master suite. The master bath has his and her vanities, whirlpool tub, shower, and enclosed toilet. The walk-in closet is also well-sized. There's a jack and jill style bathroom to make sharing just a bit easier for the 2 secondary bedrooms. We've placed the laundry room upstairs too to save you from trips up and down stairs.

    29394 Faust Main Floor Plan

    Main Floor Plan

    29394 Faust Second Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Here are some additional views of this great plan.

    29394 Faust view from the rear

    29394 Faust view from the front


    Posted by Harry Staab
  • Advanced Garage Plans

    More than just house plans, we have an ever-growing collection of garage plans in a wide range of styles, sizes, and functions. Many of these make great project plans that, with a little construction experience and guidance, you can put together yourself. Don't just settle for an off the shelf garage, find a design with some character that will provide you with years of function while adding value and beauty to your property.

    You've got some space, you've got some ideas, we've got some plans! Not just home plans (which we have hundreds of original designs), we've got dozens of beautifully crafted garage plans for all kinds of purposes and in a variety of sizes and styles.

    Garages today are more than just a box to put away our things, they're a significant part of our lives. Growing up, my dad was always in the garage. He rarely worked on crafty projects - he was far more likely to fix computers than build something - but the garage was his place. Before I recall hearing the now-cliche reference, my dad would often retreat to his "man-cave". He'd often scold us kids for never putting our bikes and sports equipment away as we ought to (I did not learn the first time he ran over a bike), and every spring his favorite day of the year was spring cleaning. He'd remove every item from the garage, clean it from top to bottom, and put it all back together just so. I'm certain dad played his best hands of online poker (he still brags about how much fake money he's earned) in that garage.

    Looking for a sweet workshop plan? Check out the Kimmons garage plan.

    Kimmons boat garage with workshop

    The garage I grew up with, and my dad still enjoys, isn't detached. We lived in a humble split-level in the 'burbs, and my room directly above it was always the hottest and coldest giving me a profound sense gratitude for modern-day insulation requirements! But when asked dad always says he wants a small house on a lake. I'm almost certain he'd want a personalized garage with space to get away, enjoy the view, and, of course, have all his fishing gear in perfect order!

    It's easy to find and build a simple garage. Not that there is anything wrong with the kits you can find at any number of local home improvement stores, but most of them lack character that you just can't put a dollar sign to. But with a little searching, and dreaming, perhaps you can find a perfect garage plan that fits all your space and functional requirements and makes you smile to use it and show it off. I'm certain we can help you do just that!

    We've even got several garage plans with storage lofts that take advantage of your attic space and give you that extra room to archive, hide away, or to create your own man-cave to get away from it all! Check out our garages with apartments too - these make great guest homes!

    Ruby Grace garage plan with a guest apartment

    Like all the plans on our site, every garage plan is designed and drafted by Advanced House Plans. Because of this, we can help you make any plan your own by modifying them nearly any way you require. Any plan can be revised to reflect the way you build, your style, and to your specifications. For that plan that just needs a little something more to be exactly what you need, give us a call at 402-445-0489 for a free quote!

    Posted by Harry Staab