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About Our Plans

Your dream home starts with America's Best House Plans

Building a new home can be intimidating and frustrating, especially when you have a million questions and don't know where to find the answers. We are here to eliminate some of that stress by starting the home building process on the right foot.

You Have Questions - We Have Answers

We've tried to organize all your questions into a guided tour that will take you from your first steps with us, to your final steps on the way to a new home.

As you begin searching for the perfect house plan, use the different sections of the site listed below to find the answers to your most pressing questions. No matter your question, we are here to help you along the way!

With 20,000 plans to choose from, it's important to know what comes with each plan. In this section, you'll find answers to questions like:

What Do Your House Plans Typically Include?
Do All Your Plans Include The Same Sheets?
Are Your Plans Stamped By An Architect Or Engineer?
Do You have HVAC And Plumbing Plans?

Each plan comes in a variety of different delivery formats, and has additional options for you to configure based on your needs. IN this section you'll find answers to questions like:

What's The Difference Between Sets, PDF, Reproducible, And CAD?
How Many Copies Do I Need?
What Is Right Reading Reverse?
Do You Sell Material Lists?
Do You Provide Study Sets?

Customers often need to know if our plans will meet their local building codes, and whether a profesisonal stamp is included. In this section you will find everything you need to know about the standards used to design our plans, and how to comply with your local building ordinances once you've purchased a plan.

Do Your Plans Comply With Local Building Codes?
Where Can I obtain an HVAC or Plumbing Plan?
Are Your Plans Stamped By An Architect Or Engineer?
How Can I Find Out What My Area Requires?

Narrowing down our catalog of over 20,000 house plans can be a daunting task. In this section, we answer questions about user accounts, and advanced searching featureson our site, saving plans and searches, and more:

Can I Save My Search TO Use Again Later?
How Do I Filter Out Plans I've Already Seen?
Do You Have Photographs Of Your Plans?
Do You Have Plans With Video Tours?

When you've found a plan you like, but it's not quite perfect, it's time to use our modification services. Here you can find answers to questions about custom modifications, like:

Can Any Plan Be Modified?
How Much Do Modifications Cost?
Can I Modify Just The Exterior Look Of A Plan?
How Long Do Modifications Take?

All plans are copyrighted, and as such come with specific terms and conditions for use. Here you can find our full Purchase Agreement, which answers questions such as:

What Is Your Return Policy?
Do I Own The Copyright To The Plan?
Can I Build More Than One Home?
How Long Does It Take To Deliver The Plans?
Is My Personal Information And Credit Card Secure?

Before you embark on build a home, you want to know that it will fit in your budget. In this section, we answer questions about our informative Cost-To-Build Tool, like:

How Much Will It Cost To Build This Plan?
Can The Cost-To Build Report Be Adjusted For Different Materials?
Can I Get A Cost-To-Build Report Before I Buy The Plan?

Other Common Questions

How Is Square Footage Calculated?

Square footage calculations shown on our website include only living (heated/cooled) spaces and are calculated from the outside perimeter of the exterior walls. They do not include decks, porches, garages, basements, attics, fireplaces, etc. and the non-heated spaces in the house will be listed separately on the plan detail page. Two story, vaulted areas and staircases are only included once in the first floor area. Brick is not counted in our square footage calculations.

Can I Find Out If A Plan Was Built In My Area?

Due to privacy issues, we are unable to provide any information regarding the location of homes that have been built from our house plans. However, if we have a photo of a home built from one of our plans it will available on our site.

Can You Recommend A Plan To Me?

We are always glad to help our customers find just the right plan! Use our chat service or give us a call and we'll be happy to assist you.

Why Buy From Us?

The Best Plans

With America's Best House Plans, you can explore over 20,000 house plans ranging from tiny houses to large mansions and everything in between. We offer over 40 different styles that cover the classics like Craftsman and Colonial styles to the more unique homes, such as Contemporary and Modern house plans. With over 17,000 options to choose from, you are guaranteed/bound to find the right home for you and your family.

The Best Prices

Not only do we offer free shipping on all orders, but we also guarantee the lowest price possible. With our price matching policy, if you find one of our plans on a competitor's website for less, let us know and we'll beat their price by 10%! Additionally, if a competitor is offering a percent off discount, we will match the competitor's sale price. We also offer affordable customizations that make it easy to modify a house plan to fit your needs.

The Best Service

Our customers are our top priority! With over 30 years in the industry, we know the importance of giving our customers the best service possible. We offer a live chat directly on our website where you can personally speak with a customer service representative and you can also call us directly! As a family owned and operated company, we do our best to treat you like you are family.