Creating Modern House Plans: What You Should Include

Creating Modern House Plans: What You Should Include

modern-house-planModern house plans were born from a combination of science and art. Unlike previous home designs, modern architecture focuses on function over the imitation of nature. By applying analytical, scientific methods to design, modern architects create spaces that often counter expectations while still creating warm, enjoyable spaces to live in.

Open Floor Plans

The open floor plans that define many modern homes blur the lines between traditional living spaces. Homeowners can flow freely between the living and dining rooms, for example, without the barrier of walls. This openness allows for great interaction between the family members living in a home. These floor plans also make spaces look larger and feel like one airy space.

Minimalist Decorative Elements

Modern house plans are known for their clean lines and lack of decorative elements. You won’t find towering cupolas, ornate columns or fancy brackets in a modern house plan, but you will find geometric elements that convey a sense of orderliness and simplicity. These simple but strong lines provide an ideal backdrop for dramatic accent pieces, artwork and furniture.

An Abundance of Natural Light

The extensive use of glass that characterizes modern homes floods their spaces with natural light. By capturing sunlight through wide, tall windows, the homes not only look beautiful, but also save on electrical energy and can reduce your monthly bill.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Many traditional house plans were designed to mimic nature, but modern house plans are designed to connect their inhabitants with nature. A retractable wall, for example, eliminates the boundaries between exterior and interior, creating a unique space that adds value to your home. Outdoor great rooms, extensive patios and outdoor kitchens provide the same effect and change the way homeowners interact with their yards.

The dozens of modern house plans at America’s Best House Plans include many of these elements. Find your dream home today by searching the collection for inspiration, then modifying your modern house plan to suit your specific needs.

Brandon Hall
Brandon Hall

Our "go to guy" and company expert, Brandon is the visionary and dreamer of all we do here at America's Best House Plans. He manages quality assurance, audits existing processes for maximum effectiveness, and develops strategies to increase productivity and efficiency. With over 15 years experience in the home design industry, Brandon has a hand in every aspect of the day-to-day operations of our company, in addition to ensuring an unparalleled level of service to our customers.

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