House plans under 1000 square feet (about 100 m2) are in the “small house” category. This is a great size if you are considering a vacation home, a rental unit, or just looking to simplify your life. Plus, with clever planning, floor plans of this size can still provide a living and dining area, kitchen, several bedrooms and bathrooms, and possibly even a laundry area.Read More
With a house plan under 1000 sq ft, you have many great options:
Single story house plans are the most common configuration for house plans under 1000 square feet (ca.100 m2). At the larger end of this size range, you will find 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom layouts. When you get under 800 sq ft (74 m2), the configuration will most often be 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Once the plans are below 400 sq ft (ca.40 m2), they will likely contain either a suite with a combined bedroom and living area or fall into the Tiny House category.
Along with 1 story house plans, another popular configuration in this size is single story with a loft space. This is a common layout for a vacation house. Often you’ll find one larger master bedroom downstairs, and the loft space is a fun option for kids, teens, or any extra guests.
Finally, while rarer, you can find a few two-story options in the under 1000 sq ft (100 m2) size range. House plans with two floors are a great option if you have a smaller lot and want to minimize the footprint of the home.
At this size range, every bit of space counts, and you may have some tradeoffs - for example, do you want a separate laundry room or that extra half bath? An extra bedroom, or a large living area? It’s important that you prioritize the features that are important to you to make sure the final floor plan suits your needs.
Finally, think about how you can effectively use the space around your small home. Can you add a covered porch for an extra dining area? Can you create an extra living room outdoors? If it’s a beach house, how about an outdoor shower? There are lots of ways to make a small house feel larger, and looking at how you can use the garden or the surrounding area is a great place to start.