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Ranch Plans are Convenient, Eco-Friendly and Economical


Ranch 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, ranch style 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.

Ranch style house 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 ranch plans can be compact, square footage does not have to be minimal. Ranch homes can be rambling on a wide lot in a Contemporary style, or built in a smaller style similar to Cape Cod, Cottage and Bungalow, which are quaint and cozy with distinct architectural details. Ranch 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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Ranch Matching Plans (6024)

  • Coveted Cottage

    Plan #: AFLFPW05209

    Details
    Style:
    Cottage
    Size:
    2,097 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    64’
    Depth:
    59’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Mountainside Majesty

    Plan #: AFLFPW06717

    Details
    Style:
    Ranch
    Size:
    2,091 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    78’
    Depth:
    71’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Covered BBQ Porch

    Plan #: AFLFPW08584

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    3,126 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    104’
    Depth:
    84’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Room to Entertain

    Plan #: AFLFPW08807

    Details
    Style:
    Prairie
    Size:
    4,185 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    115’
    Depth:
    81’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Small Home That Lives Large

    Plan #: AFLFPW76416

    Details
    Style:
    Traditional
    Size:
    1,629 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    59’
    Depth:
    54’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    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
  • Three Bedroom Craftsman Ranch

    Plan #: AFLFPW76347

    Details
    Style:
    Ranch
    Size:
    1,373 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    47’
    Depth:
    54’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Traditional Inside and Outside

    Plan #: AFLFPW76349

    Details
    Style:
    Ranch
    Size:
    1,373 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    47’
    Depth:
    54’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Huge Open Living Area

    Plan #: AFLFPW76352

    Details
    Style:
    Traditional
    Size:
    2,236 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    59’
    Depth:
    66’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • 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
  • Country Dreams

    Plan #: AFLFPW76578

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    2,466 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    102’
    Depth:
    77’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Fanciful French Country

    Plan #: AFLFPW76611

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    2,495 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    90’
    Depth:
    83’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Contemporary Glass-Walled Vacation Cabin

    Plan #: AFLFPW76712

    Details
    Style:
    Contemporary
    Size:
    688 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    22’
    Depth:
    32’
    Baths:
    1
    Beds:
    2
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Coastal Escape

    Plan #: AFLFPW76742

    Details
    Style:
    Tidewater
    Size:
    477 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    33’
    Depth:
    29’
    Baths:
    1
    Beds:
    1
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Old World Style; Modern Living

    Plan #: AFLFPW76761

    Details
    Style:
    Florida
    Size:
    3,877 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    70’
    Depth:
    123’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Modern Villa

    Plan #: AFLFPW76762

    Details
    Style:
    Florida
    Size:
    3,083 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    72’
    Depth:
    82’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0

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