Modern ranch home plans and floor plans are one-story house designs that generally feature simple exteriors, wide footprints, and cross-gabled roofs. Ranch home plans and floor plans expand outwards (making them wider than they are deep), giving them a wider footprint than typical home designs. These house plans usually boast outdoor living spaces (generally a patio with a sliding glass door) that flow seamlessly into the interior of the plan design. Inside, ranch home plans and floor plans typically sport open layouts with the kitchen opening to the main living areas. This layout style invites casual living and traffic-free flows. With all the living spaces (including the bedrooms and master suite) on one level, ranch home plans and floor plans are great options for accessible living and aging in place. Large windows bring in tons of natural light and are another great characteristic of ranch home plans and floor plans. Our collection of ranch home plans and floor plans is influenced by a myriad of architectural designs from Craftsman to Colonial (and many more). This style of home works well with all kinds of homeowners including empty nesters, first-time home buyers, and larger families. With many different sizes to choose from, you’re sure to find a ranch home plan that suits your needs and lifestyle.