House plans, designs & floor plans
Empowering the first move to make your dreams come alive.
A little information.
We work together with skilled architects and designers, to give them a platform where their work can be brought to life.
By combining the work of several architects and designers, we ensure that you find just the house plan that works for you.
Browse our website to find the best designs offered by a bunch of selected architects.
We have a growing number of options that we are excited to show you, and that you will either love so much that you choose to buy one of them, or at the least get enough inspiration to help you forward on your journey.
While we have a pretty thorough FAQ section that you can find a link to at the bottom of the page, we have answered a bunch of the most common questions that people want to have immediately answered as they land here with regards to Passion Plans.
While we are still a relatively new platform, we are growing at an impressive rate.
That also means that although we may have a limited set of options in a specific category currently, we are working hard to expand our offering as fast as possible so that we are better able to meet the demands of our users.
While you can browse our platform, your house building project will only become a success if you get exactly the floor plan that matches your family’s needs, why we encourage you to seriously consider what those are.
We do not specialize in one specific type of homes, but we are rather working on onboarding architects with different specialties so as to best be able to serve the industry’s various needs, and so that you can find the option that best suits you.
We’ll be adding more payment systems as we get going. If there is a payment system you would like to use that hasn’t been listed, feel free to reach out to see if we can work with you.
If you’re an architect wanting to sell your house plans, we encourage you to get in contact to see how we might be able to start working together.
Before we start working with any architect, it is important that we make sure we are aligned in terms of the quality that we expect on this platform so as to ensure its standard.
We strongly believe that we would rather allow fewer architects onto the platform that believe in our mission, rather than allowing ones on that do not believe in what it is we are trying to build.
Passion Plans is a platform that is growing at an incredible rate, and we believe that is mainly due to the standard we put into the work that we and our partners are both putting into the platform.
While we strive to be very cooperative, we can unfortunately not accommodate refunds due to the nature of the product, being digital.
Once you have received the plans, it would be prohibitively hard for us to ensure they aren’t used.
Again, if you are not just hoping to look around but you are getting serious about wanting to build a home, the first step is to determine what your family’s needs are.
Are you looking for something with 3 or 4 bedrooms, like the average family might be looking for? Perhaps what best serves your needs are something that would fit on a narrow lot. If you are either just browsing the platform and getting inspiration, or if you have a slightly bigger budget, we have some very interesting options available that include H-shaped, U-shaped and L-shaped homes.
While we know that building a house is a big endeavor, we also know that you might be able to find house plans that are able to provide 95% of what it is your looking for. The good news is that it is very likely we will be able to make the alterations so that the final product has exactly what it is you are looking for.
Depending on the types of changes you are wishing to have made, it might be something that will take our designers and hour to adjust, but it could also be something that takes significantly longer to do.
Custom changes are something that we do on an hourly basis, and the cost for these changes is in addition to the purchase of the house plans. While we do believe we charge an amount that is fair for these changes, we also want you to understand that certain changes just take longer to implement than others.
While we understand you may want to be able to purchase house plans at the price of stock plans, the reality is that our architects have spent many hours designing these plans, and the benefit from selling them is that they can be sold over and over, whereby the architect gets their compensation over time, rather than having one single customer pay the entire price of making the plans.
Local building departments often have their own sets of building codes that they require homes live up to, and while we strive to have the homes published on this site live up to the most common standards, we are not able to help you in ensuring that homes live up to building codes in your region.
You will usually need to have a local architect or engineer sign off on it.
No matter if you choose to purchase from us or a platform similar to ours, those platforms won’t be able to ensure compliance with local regulations either.
As we mentioned in a previous section, there are certain types of changes that will take a lot longer to implement than others.
If you are looking to make alterations, it is important you do not choose a house model that is too small to start off with, since it takes a lot of time to scale down a house. When you are scaling down a house, it often starts interfering with various elements such as the plumbing and electrical work.
Here is a list of some of the changes we often get asked to evaluate in terms of feasibility.
Again, the closer the existing house plans are to your final product, the less you will have to spend additionally to bring it up to the level you are hoping.
- Adjusting the roof pitch of the home
- Adding or removing windows, assuming no electrical needs changing and it doesn’t interfere with the layout of the house.
- Making a garage bigger so as to include an additional car.
- Changing the garage entry location into the house.
- Minor adjustments to rooms, especially when it requires no external restructuring.
- Rearranging a room layout.
- Changing the materials used for exterior surfaces.
- Smaller interior design changes that won’t affect the plumbing or electrical.
- Reversing house plans.
- Rearranging room locations or doing significant redesign of kitchens or bathrooms.
- Changing the type of roof
- Depending on the complexity of the task, doing home additions may be a substantial task.
- Major changes to the floor plan that may include substantially increasing or decreasing square footage.
- Change the amount of floors the house has.
There is a fee associated with having our architects evaluate how much work will be required in incorporating your various wishes, as they will additionally need to understand exactly what it is you desire before they’re able to move forward with the project.
Please visit our contact page to best find out how to request getting changes made to existing floor plans. If you have bought them from other platforms or from other architects, you also acknowledge and agree that you have the necessary rights to alter the existing ones, and that you liberate Passion Plans from any potential responsibility from requesting alterations.
We do work with users on our site who want custom house plans, as opposed to the stock products that we offer. There may be times when that is what is right, but they are definitely not the ones that we sell the most of.
Our main offer on this website is to offer something that is relatively standardized but can be used by a variety of users. For the people looking for something more unique, that might stand out a little bit more, getting a custom option might be the better option.
The reason why we are offering what we are offering is because we have found that it lives up to the requirements that most of our users have. If you have more specific wishes like building a unique, modern home, or if you are more inclined to building a luxurious mansion, that is when we find it is likely better that you choose to work with a skilled architect who can make your specific dreams come true. For most families, the needs that they have may be very similar to another house that has previously been built, why it is possible to reuse the house design that was created at that time.
We don’t want to discourage you from contacting us if you aren’t able to find the appropriate solution for your needs on this website, but we also want you to have a realistic expectation that it does cost more money if you choose to work with an architect and create something from scratch.
You should also understand that the cost to have a product drawn from scratch will depend on the complexity of what it is you are wanting to have made. While we will sometimes quote you a specific price, there are also a lot of cases where you are better off being quoted an hourly rate. In those cases, we will require that you pay a certain portion up front, and that the rest of it is paid as certain milestones are reached. This way we make sure that you get paid, but we can also accurately track the progress on your house plans. This may be beneficial if you aren’t entirely sure what it is that you want, as it will really allow the architect to share their expertise wit you, and do the necessary rounds of editing that you may want for your project.
While we don’t want to overcharge you for such a custom piece of work either, we want you to understand that the price we are able to offer you work for depends on the amount of hours we expect that a project will take for us to complete. If you want a custom solution, but you don’t want to end up paying too much money either, we encourage you to start off by getting a good understand of what exactly it is you are looking for, which will make it easier for our architects to get a feeling of how long the project will take to complete. If we need to do several rounds of editing, this will also be reflected in the price that you are quoted. Our quote may also be conditional on a specific amount of rounds of edits, and when more edits keep needing to be made, we may instead start charging an hourly rate.
We love working on custom homes with our users, and this section is not meant as a section intended to discourage you from reaching out about such projects, but by having a mutual understanding of the process, we are able to make sure you get the best possible result as well. There are certain things that will make it significantly easier to work with customers, and having a section that clarifies expectations is one way we aim to make sure that we are providing quality service at a reasonable cost. The custom homes option is a premium service that allows our users the freedom to make all the changes that they desire, and truly get a home that stands out. We do allow you to work with specific architects, if you want a house that is inspired by one of the other houses that we have made available on here.
Do you have any additional questions regarding the process of having a custom home designed? The first step you need to take is to go to our contact page to get in touch with us. A member of our team will reach out to you to make sure you have the experience you’ve been looking for, and that you end up with the home of your dreams.
We look forward to working with you on your dream home.
The house plans that we offer on this site vary in price depending on a range of different factors. The level of detail vary a lot between the different options, and the amount of time that an architect has put into their work will usually be reflected in the price, although it definitely isn’t the only metric that determines the price.
There are a range of different considerations that have been made throughout the process of figuring out what the right price would be for each individual option. The more people purchase each product, the more we will be able to lower the price for that specific product since the architects still manage to get fair compensation for their work when it is being purchased by more of our users. However, on some of the more distinctive options we often charge a higher price since we know that it is rather limited how many of our users will be interested in those options. With architects sometimes spending hundreds of hours, they naturally also want to get adequate pay for their hard work. You will commonly find that the houses that are suitable for your average family are also going to be the most affordable options on this platform.
We know that you may be interested in making sure that you are getting the best price possible when you are building your home, but we also don’t want you to be spending an excess amount of time scouring the internet when you could otherwise be spending that time with your family.
To avoid you spending a lot of time searching the internet, we provide a 28 day price guarantee on the products on here. While we have a lot of house plans that aren’t offered on other websites, we also have some that are. Although we try and make sure that you aren’t charged more on our website, we will provide a price match and in fact refund you the difference between what you paid on our website and the other website that you found them on. That means that you can easily get started on your building project with a clear mind. There’s no reason to delay applying for those building permits just because you’re trying to save money.
Taking the first step towards building your dream home is always a big one. There are many steps in the process, as you will be embarking on an adventure where you will be determining the various needs for the home that you will be living in for a long time to come. It’s not quite as simple as simply renting a house as you’re making a major financial commitment for many years to come. You’re not just choosing to move into temporary housing that you can easily move out of, but you’re committing a lot of money to creating your dream.
We want to be a part of that journey and help make sure that you get out of it what you want, but that means you’ll be making some serious soul-searching. You will need to think extensively about the things that are important to you and your family, including what your needs are currently and what they will be in the future.
If you are planning on changing the amount of family members, you will have to take that into consideration when you’re choosing the style of the house, the size and its various features. It doesn’t work if you’re making choices for your family now that you know will be changing within a couple of years. If you are planning on having a baby in the near future, it’s important that you consider those changing needs when you’re finding the house plans that work for you – perhaps you may want to consider a home with 4 bedrooms instead of 3.
Our recommendation is always that people choose to build a home that has a bedroom more than they initially thought they would need, as doing so can turn out to have huge benefits at a later point. Sometimes the family ends up growing in size without you necessarily anticipating it, and sometimes your in-law may come for an unexpected visit and stay at your home slightly longer than you had planned. In those cases, it’s nice to avoid feeling like you built a home that was too small. It’s significantly easier to adjust your home before you even start building it than it is to start adjusting things further down the line. You will need to apply for building permits when you have purchased the design that you will be building, and if your construction plans change, those permits will need to be changed as well. By figuring out what it is that you really want, and making the right choice picking the house plans, you’ll be saving yourself time and money.
Besides, who wouldn’t appreciate having an extra bedroom that can additionally be used as an office when you don’t have guests coming over? There aren’t too many people complaining that they ended up building a house that had one bedroom too many, however there are many families that may not have accurately anticipated their needs when they initially started the home building process.
So, what can we offer through the platform, and how do you get started? We work with a bunch of very talented architects that spend a significant portion of the day creating the many beautiful designs that you can browse using the various links on this site. The first place that we suggest that you start out is by following some of the links that we have posted on the front page. Doing so, you can easily find houses by the style that you are interested in, or doing it by the size that you may be interested in. We have a bunch of different styles, ranging all the way from small homes to massive mansions. If you ever have a question, we also have architects and support staff ready to help you out. The important thing is that you sit down with your family and you really decide which things are important for you guys and how you make sure that your new home will include all those various things, assuming they’re reasonable.
We recommend that families not just make a list, but also make it prioritized where you determine the various features sorted by the most to least important ones. Alternatively, you can start making a list of the features and score each single feature on a scale going from 0-10. When you go over the list you can start figuring out which of the features are realistic and which of the features aren’t realistic for the house that you’re building.
While we understand that it may not be all the features that you want that you will be able to get, it will at least allow you to make sure that you’re getting the features that you both desire, but also the features that are realistic. While many people would have a desire to live in a mansion, it may not necessarily be realistic that you try and build one.
Although we have a lot of homes available for people with bigger budgets, those who may in fact be looking to build a big, luxurious home, we’re also on a mission to make sure that our platform is capable of benefiting those with smaller needs and budget. We do this by making sure that we have a broad range of offerings on the site, and that the designs also span a broad range of categories.
There are a couple of different options for you to consider now that you’re getting closer to being ready to pursue your dream of building a home. You may either be at the point where you are ready to start looking at and considering the various house styles we offer on the site, but you may also be in a position where you’re still looking to get some more information on the platform that we’re building.
If you’re a homeowner, we always recommend that you read all the information that we have included on our FAQ page. On it, we have listed a bunch of questions and answers regarding the process of getting started with your home building project, but we have also listed a bunch of practical information. You can use that page to better understand how we work together with architects and what you should be expecting throughout this entire process of choosing the right design. If reading that page manages to answer all your questions, the next step is that you start browsing the various designs by either using the search function on the site or by pressing one of the many links we have made available. We also display some of the featured designs that we believe could be of interest to you. By sharing some information with us, we will be better able to match you with the designs that we believe you might be interested in. You can either do that using the search feature, or you can use the feature we have where we’ll ask you a bunch of questions, and our proprietary technology can help make suggestions. Finally, you can share your needs with our support team that will be able to give you some ideas. If you need help brainstorming on the house features that will be necessary for your family, you can choose to consult with an architect through our site. They may be able to give you more inspiration as they are actually the people that are designing the house plans that we’re displaying on here.
Finally, before you proceed, we have various other pages that explain the philosophy that we abide by on this site, and what type of platform it is that we’re trying to build. If you’re interested in getting to know more about the people that run the platform, that could be your next option.
No matter where you are in the home building process, we want to help you out. Perhaps you are still researching what it would require for you to start building a home, perhaps you have gotten to the point where you are now seriously looking for the right design. Either way, we can help you out regardless of where you are at in the process.
Building a home is exciting, but it can also be scary. It is especially scary if you haven’t done your research, and you don’t know what to expect. For that specific reason, we have made a bunch of resources that can help you out. We have extensive articles that cover all the aspects of the process.
With this platform, we are not just trying to sell you house plans, but rather prepare you for the entire experience. If we can help you throughout the process, we feel like we have achieved our goal, and that is even if we don’t sell you the design that you end up building. The home building experience is an extensive one that includes everything from applying for the necessary building permits to finding the right contractors to work with.
Before you start applying for building permits, we always recommend that you get a good understanding of the process. The very first step is naturally to find out what it is that your family has a need for and then choosing the corresponding house plans that match those needs. When that has been done, you will need to find out how much of the work you intend on doing yourself. If it is your first time building a house, our recommendation is that you work with an experienced general contractor. Even if you go through all the resources on the website, an experienced contractor will still be able to help make the process easier for you. They know how to submit an application to your local building department. They know the best place in your city to buy vinyl flooring from. Although you may think you are saving yourself some money by being responsible for a larger portion of the building project yourself, you need to figure out if it is worth it, and what the cost is. If you decide that you want to do a lot of the work yourself, but you end up spending an additional six months longer as a consequence, that is something you will have to factor into your family’s housing situation.
If you are on a strict schedule, you may want to be especially careful in selecting a contractor. Be sure to ask for references, and preferably choose someone who doesn’t just build houses, but someone who has experience with houses similar to the one you want to build.
Make sure that you ask them a lot of relevant questions, and do not be afraid to turn them down if you don’t believe you will work well with them. You are about to start a process that will take a lot of months, why it is important that you choose a contractor you will be able to get along with. Even if you may be able to change the contractor after a couple of months, there is always a lot of time spent in the transition, which is likely to delay the project.
Make sure that you get an understanding of how their last home building projects went, and whether those families were happy with the entire process. Ask them what sort of conflicts came up, and how did they deal with the conflicts when they happened? Were they able to work with the families in order to come up with reasonable compromises? Were costly mistakes made along the way that shouldn’t have been made? How were they helping the families make sure that they were making the choices that were important to them? It is important to know that you can make mistakes through this whole process, and it is not the end of the world. The important thing is that you don’t make too many big mistakes, and how the contractor will help you stay on track and on schedule. You are supposed to feel like the contractor is on your side and is helping you make sure that the project goes smoothly. While it may not be easy to accept when a contractor tells you that he thinks you should be making a different decision, he is still the experienced person who has dealt with the building department many times before.
In our desire to make sure that you end up with the house that is right for you, we have also made very extensive descriptions for the various design categories. For instance, we talk extensively about the important things you should consider for a duplex when your main goal is to build wealth.
Our main business is currently to sell house plans, why we are not currently offering to help our users find the contractor for their project. We are helping users all over the country become better equipped for the adventure that they are about to get started on, and we do not currently believe that we have a good way of matching homeowners with the right contractor.
We are still at the stage of our business where we are learning how to do a lot of different things, and we are actively trying to find more architects that we can work with. Although it is tempting for us to start offering a service where we connect you with some of the contractors that we believe in, we feel that we need to get better at other things before that is a direction we start going in.
However, before we consider doing that, we believe we need to get better at matching our users with the designs that are the most relevant for them, and we need to be sure that we are focusing on doing one thing really well. If we start offering contractor matching as a service, we are afraid that we may end up being mediocre at the things that we do.
It is not unlikely that we may choose to offer the service in the future when we feel we have caught up on all the other things that we want to do, but that is not in the near future. If you are just getting started, we encourage you to read the various blog posts that we publish, including the extensive article we created on how to choose a contractor.