Maximize the square footage available on a narrow lot with these smart plans from Frank Betz Associates. Each features four bedrooms, an open kitchen, and other family-friendly details.

Outdoor Living + Great Laundry Room

This family plan delivers impressive square footage on a modest footprint, making it an especially good choice for an urban or small lot. The main level's open layout puts the kitchen at the heart of the home, open to the hearth-warmed family room. A deck awaits barbecues outside, while to the right, a sunny study is a pleasant place to relax. Upstairs, the fabulous master suite boasts a large bedroom, roomy bathroom, and an enormous walk-in closet that passes directly into the laundry room for ultimate convenience. All three additional bedrooms have walk-in closets. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Side Patio Great for Narrow Lot

A handsome brick exterior, narrow footprint, and alley-loading garage make this home a good choice for an urban infill lot. Windows look out over a recessed patio, and additional light is provided by skylights in the vaulted grand room. Enjoy easy meals at the kitchen's snack bar or in the breakfast nook. Dinner will feel special in the dining room, which is all dressed up with a bay window. Don't miss the large and comfortable master suite (buyers can choose between two bathroom setups), placed on the first floor for convenience and privacy. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Flexible Bedroom 4

Both luxurious and practical, this home surrounds buyers with comfort. The mud room and butler's pantry add handy storage on the first floor, while bedroom 4 can easily serve as an office or guest suite. Owners can grab casual meals at the open kitchen's island (just steps from the keeping room, grand room, and porch) or enjoy a special evening in the dining room. Upstairs, the master suite includes ample wardrobe storage and a deluxe bathroom. Two more bedrooms (each generously sized) enjoy easy access to the laundry room and an optional bonus space. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Main-Level Master Suite

Slim enough to fit a narrow lot, this clever plan nevertheless fits in an amazingly open layout and generous bedrooms. In fact, every room has a walk-in closet, and the first-floor master suite boasts a huge one. It also enjoys a large shower, dual vanities, and a decorative tray ceiling in the bedroom, with plenty of windows letting in natural light. Free-flowing gathering spaces on this level include the family room, made special with a decorative ceiling and a fireplace, and the dining room and island kitchen. Access the back deck from the dining area for after-dinner refreshment. Upstairs, one of the bedrooms has a private bath and the other two share one with dual sinks. See more images, information, and the floor plan.