One Story Floor Plans

One Story Floor Plans are Convenient and Economical

One story homes are convenient and economical, as a more simple structural design reduces building material costs. They are also more eco-friendly because it takes less energy to heat and cool, as energy does not dissipate throughout a second level. Because they are well suited to Univeral Design, one story homes will most likely increase in popularity as the aging population grows in the next decade. The number of stairs is minimized, making it easier to navigate the home on foot or in a wheelchair, and one level makes for easier upkeep.

One story plans are also convenient for young families who need to be close to the nursery or keep a watchful eye on children. A wise plan would be to build on a lot where expansion of the home is possible. Either design the home so that a second story can be added as the family grows, or leave room for additions at the rear or side. This is certainly a family plan with options as varied as the homeowners that build them.

Although one story plans can be compact, square footage does not have to be minimal. Ranch homes can be rambling on a wide lot, as can Mediterranean homes that feature courtyards and plenty of outdoor living space. Styles better suited to a smaller one story home are Cape Cod, Cottage and Bungalow, which are quaint and cozy with distinct architectural details. One story homes often need to be constructed on a larger lot, as it takes more land to build out rather than up, but this could be the perfect opportunity to maximize outdoor living space. Add a large patio at the rear, or possibly a pool to entertain children and guests.

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    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    2,091 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    78’
    Depth:
    71’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Wonderful Woodwork

    Plan #: AFLFPW19900

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    1,421 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    46’
    Depth:
    53’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Grand Outdoor Living Area

    Plan #: AFLFPW73227

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    2,847 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    88’
    Depth:
    84’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Covered BBQ Porch

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    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    3,126 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    104’
    Depth:
    84’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Flexible Luxury

    Plan #: AFLFPW20695

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    2,156 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    71’
    Depth:
    64’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Coveted Cottage

    Plan #: AFLFPW05209

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    2,097 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    64’
    Depth:
    59’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
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    Plan #: AFLFPW19999

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    2,525 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    67’
    Depth:
    55’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Refined Ranch

    Plan #: AFLFPW25479

    Details
    Style:
    Ranch
    Size:
    1,698 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    48’
    Depth:
    58’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
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    Plan #: AFLFPW76322

    Details
    Style:
    Country
    Size:
    2,654 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    44’
    Depth:
    54’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
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    Plan #: AFLFPW76331

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    1,412 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    26’
    Depth:
    34’
    Baths:
    1
    Beds:
    1
    1/2 baths:
    0
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    Plan #: AFLFPW76340

    Details
    Style:
    Country
    Size:
    1,709 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    60’
    Depth:
    40’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Andalusian Infused Villa

    Plan #: AFLFPW76485

    Details
    Style:
    Florida
    Size:
    3,543 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    75’
    Depth:
    105’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Graceful and Relaxing

    Plan #: AFLFPW76571

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    2,106 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    81’
    Depth:
    73’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Pleasant Cove Cottage

    Plan #: AFLFPW76572

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    2,267 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    72’
    Depth:
    64’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Graceful Cottage

    Plan #: AFLFPW76573

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    2,482 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    81’
    Depth:
    86’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Small Wonder

    Plan #: AFLFPW76575

    Details
    Style:
    Cottage
    Size:
    1,764 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    58’
    Depth:
    61’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0

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