Simple starter house plans for first-time house owners

Our starter house plans for first time house buyers offer models whose construction costs (builder grade finishes) can be below $200,000 (excluding land and taxes). The construction of a first house is an exciting event but from a monetary point of view, it can be frightening as well. Obviously, material selection and location will affect your build cost. It is best to make your house plan selection, and then get 3-4 quotes from different contractors specifying the same materials and finishes to be sure you are on budget. Then, enjoy the process of building your first house exactly as you want it!

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    • front - BASE MODEL - Small modern cabin, scandinavian inspired cottage, 2 bedrooms, open floor plan, fireplace, large covered patio - Bonzai
    • 1st level - Small modern cabin, scandinavian inspired cottage, 2 bedrooms, open floor plan, fireplace, large covered patio - Bonzai 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    686 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 1 - Front - Affordable bungalow with 2 bedrooms, unfninshed daylight basement, kitchen island - Briere
    • 1st level - Affordable bungalow with 2 bedrooms, unfninshed daylight basement, kitchen island - Briere 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1064 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - 2-storey 2 bedroom small and tiny Modern house with deck on 2nd floor, affordable building costs - Joshua
    • 1st level - 2-storey 2 bedroom small and tiny Modern house with deck on 2nd floor, affordable building costs - Joshua 1st level
    • 2nd level - 2-storey 2 bedroom small and tiny Modern house with deck on 2nd floor, affordable building costs - Joshua 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    1, 2

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    924 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 2 - Front - Modern ranch house plan, 2 to 4 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - Barrington
    • 1st level - Modern ranch house plan, 2 to 4 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - Barrington 1st level
    • Basement - Modern ranch house plan, 2 to 4 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - Barrington Basement

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1102 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1206 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 1 - Front - Affordable starter house plan with 2 bedrooms, modern ranch house plan - Constantin
    • 1st level - Affordable starter house plan with 2 bedrooms, modern ranch house plan - Constantin 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1064 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  - Clay
    • 1st level -  - Clay 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1022 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Economical bungalow, transitional style house plan, 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings - Fletcher 2
    • 1st level - Economical bungalow, transitional style house plan, 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings - Fletcher 2 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1079 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level
    • 2nd level -  - 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    2, 3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1258 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level
    • 2nd level -  - 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1352 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - One floor house design with good size master bedroom, full bath with double sinks, fireplace and large kitchen - Malbert 2
    • 1st level - One floor house design with good size master bedroom, full bath with double sinks, fireplace and large kitchen - Malbert 2 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1068 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - One-story economical home with open floor plan, kitchen with island - Kara
    • 1st level - One-story economical home with open floor plan, kitchen with island - Kara 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1026 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - european style bungalow with two large bedrooms and open floor plan concept, ideal for narrow lot - Dynasty
    • 1st level - european style bungalow with two large bedrooms and open floor plan concept, ideal for narrow lot - Dynasty 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1163 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Empty nester one bedroom cottage style home, affordable, functional, one full bathroom, 9' ceiling - Provence 3
    • 1st level - Empty nester one bedroom cottage style home, affordable, functional, one full bathroom, 9' ceiling - Provence 3 1st level

    Bedrooms

    1

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1134 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level
    • 2nd level -  - 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1422 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Spacious 2 bedroom Cape Cod with fireplace, ideal for narrow lots - Hale
    • 1st level - Spacious 2 bedroom Cape Cod with fireplace, ideal for narrow lots - Hale 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1207 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - 2 bedroom with large front porch, transitional home design, foyer and garage access to basement - Crocus
    • 1st level - 2 bedroom with large front porch, transitional home design, foyer and garage access to basement - Crocus 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1023 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    One-car garage

    • front - BASE MODEL - Very affordable American classic 2 storey home plan, 3 bedrooms, ideal for narrow building site - Warner 2
    • 1st level - Very affordable American classic 2 storey home plan, 3 bedrooms, ideal for narrow building site - Warner 2 1st level
    • 2nd level - Very affordable American classic 2 storey home plan, 3 bedrooms, ideal for narrow building site - Warner 2 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1396 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Traditional ranch style bungalow plan, ideal starter home, open living concept with patio door, large shower - Clarendon
    • 1st level - Traditional ranch style bungalow plan, ideal starter home, open living concept with patio door, large shower - Clarendon 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1103 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Craftsman house plan. open floor plan concept, three-sided fireplace, 2 bedrooms, large laundry room - Ashbury 4
    • 1st level - Craftsman house plan. open floor plan concept, three-sided fireplace, 2 bedrooms, large laundry room - Ashbury 4 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1313 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -