Here are our favorite new, not-too-big home plans. What do they have in common? They all use space very, very wisely, while incorporating modern amenities like mud rooms and flexible areas.

Kitchen Central

Here's a smart, beautiful home with space where it counts—the kitchen. A large island and snack bar that looks out to the great room make this area ready for entertaining. Across the home, three bedrooms rest, including the master suite with its window seat and private bath. Special amenities include the handy mud room, e-space in the kitchen for charging phones and tablets, and a large bonus suite over the garage. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Rustic Appeal

Check out the interior photos to really get a good look at this remarkable plan. Light floods in through the back wall of windows, making this a great choice for a scenic lot.  A fireplace warms the huge great room. On the left side of the plan, the master suite displays a long walk-in closet and double sinks in the bathroom. Two more bedrooms upstairs access a game room and unfinished space. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Masterful Master Suite

This charming plan offers fantastic features with smaller, manageable square footage. To get an idea of the amenities inside, take a look at the master suite: the bedroom offers a decorative ceiling, and opens directly to the rear porch; separate walk-in closets flank the way to the large bathroom, where a windowed tub, separate shower, and dual sinks await. The flex room could become a dining room, living room, or library, as the homeowner desires, with more room available for expansion upstairs. A screened porch is a comfortable addition to the outdoor living spaces. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Small and Smart

At 1,504 square feet, this small-yet-open layout makes a smart starter home or empty nest. Unexpected amenities include the side screened porch, foyers that preserve privacy for the bedrooms, and a large walk-in closet in the master suite. Seating at the kitchen island is a modern touch. The façade delivers remarkable style, too, with a trio of gables and striking windows around the entry. See more images, information, and the floor plan.