Ranch floor plans make up the majority of the most popular floor plans across the country. The ranch style home, or rambler, is a classic style that is almost synonymous with one story living. There are just so many options available that offer space for entertainment and living. Designers and architects have created so many plans and styles that choosing the right home plan can almost seem overwhelming.

Ranch floor plans are just practical. With all of the living space on one floor there are no steps to navigate or stairways to take up floor space. However, architectural drama can still be created by adding vaulted ceilings, cathedral ceilings, trapezoid windows, and decorative ceiling treatments (i.e. trey ceilings, coffered ceilings, etc.). Exterior curb appear can be enhanced with decorative dormers, dramatic recesses, and a large number of porch options. Many single floor plans also offer opportunities for bonus space in the attic or over the garage which can be finished in the future.

There are so many styles that take advantage of the one story home plan configuration. In the northern areas these include cottages, bungalow, and ranch plans. In the south these can include colonial and contemporary designs. With large coastal areas many beach homes also utilize single floor designs such as the Mediterranean Style. With space to spare, Texas is famous for large Texas Ranch Homes. Southwestern ranch floor plans include Spanish Colonial, Mission, and Pueblo styles.

Because one story homes offer all of the space on a single floor, they typically require larger building lots. It just takes more land to build out instead of up. In addition, ranch floor plans require more roof and foundation making their convenience slightly more expensive than other home plan options. Many outdoor options for decks, patios, and porches enhance the character of single story homes that can make them great options for everyone.

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Bayview MK
3 2.0 1437 sqft
When you walk in the foyer of this home you will be in Awe of the Great Room with its...
Albany MK
3 2.5 1670 sqft
The Albany has a U-shaped kitchen and is open to the dining room. The master bathroom has a garden tub...
Brookside
3 2.5 1789 sqft
This home is perfect for any place with a view. With its gables, dormers and wrap around porch it has...
Bainbridge
3 2.0 1840 sqft
Cross over into a life of comfort and class with the Bainbridge plan. You’ll gain an appreciation for its features...
Riverside
2 2.5 1136 sqft
This Awesome Tiny House Cabin has everything you need. It has a great open floor plan and a nice sized...
Barclay
3 2.5 1315 sqft
Two words capture the Barclay design: just right. Its 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths are situated for maximum convenience and...
Afton Villa
4 3.0 2760 sqft
If you’re ready for a home with awesome style that raises the bar, consider the Afton Villa plan. It’s a...
Anna
3 2.5 1606 sqft
The Anna is one our favorites for many reasons. It has great curb appeal with its octagon bump out and...
Jamison
4 2.0 2396 sqft
If you’re looking for a home that’s second to none, you’ll want to explore the Jamison plan. For starters, take...
Apollo
3 2.5 2090 sqft
The Apollo is the perfect blend. Get the openness and view of a chalet home with the space and livability...
Appalachian
2 2.0 1007 sqft
This home has conveniently placed the laundry space in the kitchen right new to the master bedroom. Kitchen flows right...
Bishop
3 2.0 1617 sqft
If you’ve been wishing you had space for a home office, consider the masterful Bishop plan. That’s just one of...
Ashland
3 2.0 1817 sqft
This Southern Style home has so much appeal with its reverse gable roof, bump out and covered porch. Inside has...
Carlsbad
3 1.5 1056 sqft
Ranch Chalet
3 2.0 1568 sqft