Buying a home for the first time can be an exciting (and daunting) experience. With the help of our starter home plans collection, we hope to make the process of choosing your first home smooth and easy (and keep the headaches at bay). Starter home plans and floor plans are generally on the smaller side (most of them 2,000 square feet or less), making them affordable and builder-friendly. Our starter home plans come in a wide variety of architectural styles. In this collection you will find Craftsman home designs, farmhouse plans, ranch styles, country homes, cottages, traditional style home plans, and many more. Many of our starter home plans and floor plans boast practical layouts that make everyday living easy, like open layouts and functional kitchens (with islands and tons of counter space). Open layouts allow homes to feel spacious and airy (even the smallest of homes), while making it easy to host and entertain guests. Island kitchens invite casual dining and provide plenty of space for cooking up a yummy meal. Need extra space? Some of our starter home plans offer bonus rooms (typically an unfinished space on the upper level) that could serve as a guest room, home office, study, playroom, hobby room…the options are endless! As you explore the collection below you will find that many of our starter home plans feature convenient outdoor living spaces (like porches, patios, and decks).