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1,000 - 1,500 Square Feet Home Designs

Some homeowners are realizing that living large does not necessarily translate into "bigger is better." America's Best House Plans is delighted to offer some of the industry-leading designs for our collection of 1,000-1,500 sq. ft. house plans. They feature affordable design materials and maximum housing options such as bedroom and bathroom size and number, outdoor living spaces, and a variety of dining and kitchen options.

The variety between 1,001 and 1,500 square foot homes ranges from quaint cottages to practical, yet contemporary starter homes. This might seem like a small footprint to some people, but simply because the square footage isn’t as high as some of the other homes doesn’t mean you’re limited with design choices. When working with 1,500 sq ft house plans, you can get creative with the layout to maximize the space and create a sense of togetherness in the home. 

In fact, many people prefer smaller, 1,500 square foot house plans for several reasons: the mortgage and insurance are typically lower, the other utilities are cheaper, it takes less to furnish the home, and there’s not as much time spent on the upkeep of the space. It’s a “less is more” aesthetic that adds nothing but beauty to the home. 

Another benefit to homes less than 1,500 square feet is that they are much easier, faster, and cheaper to renovate. If you decide you would like to make over a bathroom, this project may only take a day or weekend, as opposed to weeks in a larger, older home.

Is a 1,500 sq. ft. house small?

No, this size home is typically considered “midsize.” A 1,500 square foot house plan is a great fit for small families or couples planning to start a family. 

How many bedrooms can a 1,500 square feet house have?

The typical 1,500 sq. ft. floor plans have two to three bedrooms in the layout. The benefit of choosing your own home plan is deciding what size you would like each room to be. There is a wide variety of bedroom layouts available on plans for homes that are this size. 

What are the most popular 1,500 sq. ft. house plans?

Some of the most popular floor plans for 1,500 square foot homes are craftsman, modern farmhouse, and ranch. These styles are all classic and timeless and will evolve with your tastes.

Is 1,500 square feet big enough for a family of 4?

Yes. Most 1,500 square foot floor plans include options for three-bedroom layouts, giving you plenty of space for a family of four. You could even add a couple of pets and still have enough space!

How much would it cost to build a 1,500 square foot home?

It costs between $150,000 to $300,000+ to build a home this size. Why the broad price range? There is a wide array of variables that go into building a home. The design is just one part of the cost. Labor, materials, location, and seasonality all play a part in the cost of building a house from the ground up.

To learn more about our 1,500 square foot home plans and how our experts can help you design the home of your dreams, contact America’s Best House Plans today.


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