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Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

December 21, 2020
Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

By Courtney Pittman

With modest footprints and open floor plans, small farmhouse plans are budget-friendly and easy to maintain. These trendy designs present clean lines, large windows, and combine modern living with country character. These house designs show off major curb appeal and modern layouts. We’ve gathered some of our favorite (and most popular) small farmhouse plans that we just can’t get enough of.

Browse our collection of farmhouse plans here

Modern Farmhouse with Vaulted Ceilings

House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #48-1032 Plan 48-1032

Here's a cool house plan with modern farmhouse style and a modest footprint. The open floor plan makes everything feel spacious and contemporary, with the kitchen island overlooking the vaulted living room. Don't miss the luxurious bathroom in your private master suite. When it's time to relax, hang out on the rear porch just off the dining space.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Small Farmhouse Plan with Island Kitchen

House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-177 Plan 430-177

This quaint farmhouse design features a small footprint and an efficient use of space. Large windows provide tons of natural light, while 19-foot ceilings in the living room open to an upstairs loft (accessible by a ladder) – making the space open and airy. The island kitchen conveniently opens to the living room for an uncomplicated flow between spaces.

A bedroom on the main level features a walk-in closet and bathroom (with a spacious wet room). Upstairs, a loft adds more living space and could work great as an extra bedroom, home office, or playroom. Unwind on the covered rear porch after a long day – you may never leave!

Check out these playroom ideas from House Beautiful

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

House Design with Versatile Layout

House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #929-1055 Plan 929-1055

This small farmhouse plan presents a versatile layout that will work well for buyers in many stages: a couple just starting out, an older buyer paring down and simplifying, or a family who wants a chic and affordable home. Modern farmhouse styling feels fresh and on-trend.

Inside, the open floor plan invites relaxed living. A study near the front can easily serve as a third bedroom, especially since it boasts another entrance to the hallway. The master suite includes two sinks, a big shower, separate tub, walk-in closet, and easy access to the laundry room. A bonus room upstairs can be finished now or later.

Check out these mudrooms and laundry rooms from Builder Online

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Simple and Stylish Floor Plan

House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-200 Plan 430-200

Who needs much more than a great room and a big kitchen? This small farmhouse plan keeps it extremely simple, but that doesn’t mean a lack of “wow” moments. Sliding glass doors lead out to the rear porch. The master suite gives you a big walk-in closet and dual sinks. Two additional bedrooms reside on the right side of the floor plan.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Farmhouse Plan with Mudroom

House Design - Modern Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #895-108 Plan 895-108

This 1,639-square-foot design keeps things modern and simple, with a big open living area that flows nicely into the kitchen, where everyone will gather around the island. The master suite invites you to unwind in your big shower or pick out an outfit in the large walk-in closet. Need to keep things organized? A spacious laundry/mudroom keeps things clean and tidy during busy transitions.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Modern and Cozy Farmhouse Plan

House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #63-419 Plan 63-419

The first floor of this small farmhouse plan is both modern and cozy. The large island kitchen allows homeowners to easily cook up some yummy feasts. Two bedrooms reside to the right of the floor plan, while the master suite (with a sizable walk-in-closet) is located on the opposite side. The front porch makes summer enjoyment easy.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Efficient Modern Farmhouse Design

House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-180 Plan 430-180

Enjoy a taste of Southern living in this efficiently designed modern farmhouse. Living is made easy with a layout that is simple and smart.

A large island kitchen flows seamlessly into the vaulted living room (that opens to the second floor loft) where friends and family can warm up next to the cozy fireplace. Tucked away on the first floor, the master bedroom enjoys extra privacy (and aging in place). Upstairs, a loft provides comfortable living space between the two bedrooms.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Sleek House Design with Farmhouse Style

House Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #48-992 Plan 48-992

Fresh, open, and full of great ideas: that's this 1,797-square-foot house plan in a nutshell. For example, check out the mudroom area on the way in from the garage; here, you'll find all kinds of smart storage areas, including a walk-in pantry that's easy to access from the island kitchen.

The master suite's walk-in closet opens directly to the laundry room to make everyday life a little easier. Sleek farmhouse styling on the exterior will make this home stand out in a good way.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Small House Plan with Wrap Around Porch

House Design - Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #47-943 Plan 47-943

This lovely small house plan has plenty of farmhouse flavor with a wrap around porch, bay window, and a side-entry garage that preserves curb appeal. The harmonious exterior is joined by an elegant, versatile interior. Formal living and dining rooms sit to the right, full of elegance with bay windows, a fireplace, and graceful columns.

A fireplace warms the family room, which opens to the rear porch through French doors. Second-floor sleeping quarters include the master suite with a soaking tub, separate shower, and a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms use the full hall bath. Nearby, a huge bonus room (with skylights) adds flexible space that can become almost anything.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

Narrow-Lot Farmhouse Design

House Design - Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #929-333 Plan 929-333

This three-bedroom narrow-lot home offers some of the extras usually reserved for wider lots, such as a wraparound porch and a two-car garage. A vaulted ceiling adds volume to the great room, while columns and a bay window add distinction to the dining room.

The kitchen is designed for efficiency and offers access to the side porch and rear deck for outdoor dining options. Homeowners will enjoy the private master suite that sits behind the two-car garage to shield it from noise. Two family bedrooms, a full bath, and the bonus room reside upstairs, while a large bonus room can be adapted to serve additional family needs.

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

House Design - Trend Alert: Small Farmhouse Plans

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