If you aren’t well-versed in various house plan types, you may not even know what modern ranch house plans are. Ranch house floor plans are always one story, without an upstairs. A ranch is a great option for those who prefer to not have stairs within the home. So everything is on one level. People who have a large lot will love this home style as their home could spread out on.


  1170 sq/ft     2 Bed     2 Bath


2354 sq/ft     3 Bed    2.5 Bath


2300 sq/ft     3 Bed     2 Bath


2055 sq/ft     3 Bed    2 Bath


2091 sq/ft     3 Bed    2 Bath


  1410 sq/ft     3 Bed     2 Bath


910 sq/ft    2 Bed     1 Bath


  2163 sq/ft     3 Bed    2.5 Bath


2890 sq/ft    4 Bed     3.5 Bath


2415 sq/ft    3 Bed     2.5 Bath


1000 sq/ft     2 Bed     1 Bath


500 sq/ft     1 Bed     1 Bath


858 sq/ft     2 Bed    1 Bath


2754 sq/ft     3 Bed     2.5 Bath


 2736 sq/ft     3 Bed     2.5 Bath

The Ins and Outs of Modern Ranch house Plans

Building a home can be one of the most exciting, albeit expensive, things you ever do. For many, it can be a daunting task choosing a builder and selecting the type of home plan. For many people choosing house plans and customizing certain finishes is the best way to get a perfect home. If you are struggling to decide what layout and type of home you prefer, consider modern ranch house plans. Some of the different types of ranch style house plans include:

  • Modern ranch home plans. These are ranch homes that feature a modern aesthetic. Modern homes are very popular these days because they are visually appealing. They often feature clean design lines, unique accents, wide-open spaces, and elevated takes on classic elements of home building.

  • Ranch style house plans with open floor plan. A ranch style home that has an open floor plan will feel very large and open, even though it is only on one floor. An open floor plan is very popular these days, and so will be a great option for upping your resale value and ensuring that you can garner a lot of interest with buyers. Open floor plans make entertaining easier and are a great option when you have a family and want to be able to keep an eye on young children playing while you’re cooking dinner. An open floor plan will feel much larger and as if you have a larger home, even if it is a smaller house.

  • Ranch house plans with walkout basement. A walkout basement is a great option for your modern ranch house plans if your lot has a slope or a hill that you are building the home into. This adds extra space to your home and is visually appealing.

These different types of ranch homes are all great options for those who want a one-story home or a home with a basement and all the main living space on a single floor. For a lot of people, having stairs is not an option, because they have trouble getting up and down them, or maybe they have young children and don’t want to have to worry about them getting injured on the stairs.

Some of the top reasons to choose modern ranch house plans for the home you are building include:

  • The home is appealing to a wider range of buyers. As mentioned above, there are large groups of people that cannot live in a home with stairs. Everyone can find the appeal in a ranch house.

  • The home is easier to maneuver and clean. There won’t be any more running up and down the stairs multiple times when you are cleaning or moving.

  • Young children and pets can be contained on the same level, which is safer and you can find them easier. You’ll be able to keep an eye on little ones, or on animals, all while on the same floor.

When you’re looking for plans to build your next home, modern ranch house might just be the choice for you.

House construction drawings

What's included in House Plan Set drawings?

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.


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


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.


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