When building your own home you get to choose the house style and all of the features. From house size down to the type of flooring or other aesthetic features that you want. You also get to live in a home that is brand new. So you don’t have to worry about issues lurking behind the walls or beneath the floorboards.

But of course, a custom home can be prohibitively expensive for most people. Many people don’t even consider building their own new home as an option because of this. However, these days, home builders are making it easier than ever for people to build their own homes instead of having to buy old ones. There are a lot of options out there for finding affordable house plans, you just have to start looking!

$900

 935 sq/ft    2 Bed     1 Bath

$1000

850 sq/ft     2 Bed    1 Bath

$1600

2116 sq/ft     3 Bed     2.5 Bath

$1500

2320 sq/ft     3 Bed     2 Bath

$700

  590 sq/ft     1 Bed     1 Bath

$600

  550 sq/ft     1 Bed     1 Bath

$1300

  1200 sq/ft     2 Bed     2 Bath

$900

 900 sq/ft     2 Bed    1 Bath

$1600

1650 sq/ft     3 Bed    2 Bath

$1200

1000 sq/ft     2 Bed     1 Bath

$900

880 sq/ft     2 Bed    1 Bath

$650

500 sq/ft     1 Bed     1 Bath

Choosing The Right Affordable House Plans 

If you’re in the market for cheaper house plans, it might seem a bit daunting to start looking for one that will fit your budget. Here are some ways to find affordable house plans with estimated cost to build.

Look for Simple Designs

If you’re looking to save money, then you’ll want to choose affordable home plans that are simple. A home that has a lot of intricate details or showcases a lot of different materials. The treatment for this home is going to be a lot more expensive than your traditional wood home. Lots of details will guaranty that you are going to have a much higher cost per square foot.

In order to save money on the design, look for homes with simple house plans and standard building materials. You’ll save a lot of money but will still get a home that you love.

Build it Yourself

Once you find low-cost house designs and floor plans, instead of hiring a contractors, consider building the home yourself. Use the help of subcontractors to do specific tasks. Most affordable home plans are relatively easy to build. You can save a lot of money on labor if you hire subcontractors to get the work done. Obviously, you want to make sure that you are doing everything correctly, so do your research online. You would bring in experienced plumbers and electricians, but the framing and basics of the building can be quite simple.

Choose Materials Wisely

When it comes to cheap house plans, you can really make the price go from manageable to way out of your range. That would be if you aren’t careful with your material selections. Look closely at each material option and choose the most affordable that also look to be of high quality. It might be hard to say no to some of the more expensive tiles or countertops. However, you can save a lot if you choose more streamlined options for your home.

It really is possible to build your own home without breaking the bank. All you have to do is take the time to do thorough research, choose materials that you can afford, and select affordable house plans that are simple enough for you and some friends to build. Before you know it, you’ll be in a brand new home that you didn’t go broke for!

House construction drawings

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Cover Sheet and Construction Notes

Foundation Plan

Slab | Crawl | On request - Basement, Pier & Beam, etc.

General foundation design showing foundation layout with structural elements. There are three types of foundation to choose from: slab, crawl, and basement.

As in all building locations ground condition varies, your local structural engineer would need to approve foundation design and specify foundation structural elements.

Plumbing Plan

Shows the layout of plumbing fixtures with specifications.

Floor Plan

Indicates house layout with dimensioned walls, doors and windows.

Roof Construction Plan

Shows the layout and dimensions of the required roof structure such as rafters and beams. As show load requirement is different in each location your local structural engineer would need to approve and specify roof structural elements.

Roof Plan

Dimensioned roof layout indicating slopes, roof areas, chimneys, and decorative elements.

Sections

Cut through the building showing detailed floor, wall, and roof construction elements. Indicating room ceiling heights and structural element heights.

Elevations

Shows all sides of the house indicating building elements with its heights, specified materials, and all decorative elements.

Construction Details

Detailed house cut-away with outline specifications.

Electrical Plan

Floor plan layout indicating locations of electrical elements such as lightning, switches, outlets, etc.

HVAC Plan

Indicates location and specifications for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Furniture Plan

Representative floor plan layout indicating room sizes and suggested furniture layout. Useful during the interior design stage.

Door and Window Schedule

List or all windows and doors with indicated specifications for manufacturer.

General Specifications

Plumbing, electrical and mechanical specifications