• Greenwood Cottage

    Greenwood Cottage is a charming cottage-style ranch house plan with a handsome front face and a functional floor plan. Take a closer look!

    The plan features a large 10' ceiling great room with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The Master Suite has a corner whirlpool tub and separate shower, with his and her vanities. The garage is generously sized to allow for some extra room for bigger vehicles or some always-handy storage.


    Posted by Jason Diederich
  • Big things are happening at Advanced House Plans

    It's a new year, just a week from IBS 2015, and we are excited to roll out some big things in the next few weeks!

    Volume 3 of our plan books is complete and features dozens of our latest plans, with a new look and beautiful full page spreads for our featured plans! Stop by C2650 in the nextBuild area of Central Hall to pick up a copy if you are IBS bound, or give us a call at 402.445.0489 and we'll send one your way! You can also order copies here.

    On top of our newly designed, beautiful home plans, we're rolling out a brand new service that will change the way builders find and manage their plans! Advanced House Plans Cloud Service will help builders grow their business with exclusive access to additional content, priority service, and so much more! 

    Stop by our booth at IBS to learn more and keep an eye out for some big changes to advancedhouseplans.com!


    Posted by Harry Staab
  • What's so Advanced about Advanced House Plans? Part 1

    "What's in a name?" Excellent question, Mr. Shakespeare! The late great literary master once pondered this question in Romeo and Juliette. In the classic tale, Juliette posits that a name can matter very little. She cared not that Romeo was a Montague. Smith, Johnson, Hafmeister - whatever surname succeeded the name of her dear Romeo - he would still be the man she loved, regardless of the deadly feuds that name might have with her family's.

    However, while the name you and I inherit and are given at birth may not mean a whole lot (my last name" Staab" means one who carries a staff as a symbol of office - and I can't find anyone in my family tree with any sort of royalty or high position), the name of a company ought to stand for something. Whether it points to a history of ownership, or the products and services they offer, there's a reason for a name. You have never wondered why Burger King doesn't sell and install tires, have you?

    We are often asked, "if you call yourself Advanced House Plans, what makes you so advanced?" We're constantly asking the question ourselves, and happy to answer!

    Advanced House Plans is advanced. We're constantly working to create the best home plans that respond to changing styles and trends. We challenge ourselves to produce the best construction documents, providing clear drawings to make your build as clear as possible. Our staff has actual hands-on experience in residential construction. We understand what it takes to build a great home! Our technical support is second to none, and we are always happy to answer questions. We are problem solvers, solution makers, and our custom design team time and again crafts beautiful custom homes and remodel projects that have earned us a reputation locally and across the country!

    We're advanced because we never settle. We're constantly learning, listening, and responding in order to provide exceptional service for builders and homeowners.

    In the coming weeks leading up to IBS 2015, we'd love to share more about what makes us advanced. Advanced is at the core of what we do!

    As an example, we've recently started showing you additional 3D views of the latest designs we create. Instead of relying on just one image, and guessing based on the floor plans, we want to make every plan clear and understood so you can have confidence in the plans you purchase. Keep an eye out for these additional perspectives as we release new plans!

    See more of the McGrath plan.

    Posted by Harry Staab
  • IBS 2015 is coming!

    With the year winding down, we've got our eyes set straight ahead to the 2015 International Builder Show. We can't wait to show off our latest plans, connect with new builders, and offer exciting new services for home builders!

    This year, we'll be located in the NextBuild area of the Central Hall. Be sure to look for us (you won't be able to miss us!) at booth C2650 January 20-22 in Las Vegas!

    Posted by Harry Staab
  • Accessible Homes - wheelchair-friendly, retirement-minded, beautiful and functional designs! Coming Soon!

    We are pleased, excited, and oh-so proud to roll out our very first (of many) Accessible Homes. After putting our ear to the ground and listening to feedback from builders and home buyers across the country, we are working hard to produce the best designs that you are looking for!


    Continuing on our quest to roll-out a brand new plan every week, we've just released the Ridgeway - a beautiful and functional craftsman ranch house plan designed specifically to be wheelchair friendly!

    Keep your eyes (and your inbox) open for even more Accessible Homes.

    Posted by Harry Staab