4 Bedroom House Plans
4 bedroom house plans, you say? Yes, that’s a very popular size home that can accommodate a decent size family without requiring something big like a 3,000 sq ft option, although you likely won’t be able to find any option that’s 800, 1,200 or 1,400 sq ft either. Although the latter can be done, you may just find that that option feels a little too tight.
We’re working with a growing fleet of talented architects to make sure your home dreams come true. Simply take a look around, if you find what you love, great! Otherwise, feel free to reach out to our support and we’ll work with you to find the right option.
You have decided that you don’t just want a 4 bedroom house, you also one it to be a single story. Great, you have just come to the page that features houses with those exact features, the pages that has 4 bedroom house plans with one story. These can be great homes for a variety of reasons, including if you’re building a home that you are planning on retiring in.
The convenience of not having to climb a bunch of stairs will mean that you are able to stay in the house for longer before being forced to move out. However, if you have a narrow lot, and you still want to build a 1,800 sq ft, many homeowners choose to build either a 2-story or a 3-story home. This is especially true in places like New York where the houses for land are incredibly high.
The great thing about places like this is that you can easily be a couple with one child and still have enough space to host a couple of guests without the need to build a specific guest house to accommodate them in. We hope you find what you’ve been looking for on this site, and if not, you can always reach out.
Have you ever wondered what the characteristics are for these types of homes? That’s what we will go over in this small section.
The average square footage of a 4 bedroom house on this site is between 2,300 and 3,000 sq ft.
The average price for the plans offered on this page is between $1,200 and $1,600, however those are just the most common ranges. There are many 4 bedroom options with various designs, dimensions and different styles that may fall outside those ranges. You can also find options with very distinctive characteristics, which are commonly the more expensive house plans on here.
Wrap Around Porches
A porch is a great place to spend your time, especially when the weather is nice, but what would be nicer than being able to do so at most hours of the day, obviously assuming the weather permits it? While there are many things we can control, like finding the perfect plan for your building project, you cannot choose the placement of the sun, why some choose to use wrap-around porch house plans and simply sit on the specific spot on the porch that receives sun at any given hour of the day.
They come in single-story, two-story, 3-story styles just to mention a few. Want a beautiful wrap-around porch for your future farmhouse or ranch-styled house? Take a look at the various plans we have available on this page to find the one that best matches your wishes.
Besides adding a lot of functionality to your home, they will also help boost your curb appeal which is always a good thing should you choose to sell your home at a later stage. You can now both eat breakfast in the sun and enjoy a relaxing evening, too.
Attached & Detached Guest Houses
Guest houses can help your home become significantly more functional because you’re now not just relying on having someone stay in that bonus room or basement that wasn’t really intended for the purpose.
By thinking about the fact that you may need a guest house before you begin building that ranch house you’ve always dreamed of, you are significantly less likely to realize mid-project, that the house plan you chose in fact doesn’t satisfy the needs that your family has. Whether you choose to have an attached or detached guest house, you’re at least seriously considering your needs!
That guest house can also easily end up serving as an in-law suite if your parents, or your spouses’ parents are starting to get the age at which point it is becoming relevant. This page is dedicated to showing you your different house plan options when it comes to both attached & detached guest houses, where you can easily sort the different options by the sq ft of the house, whether it’s a farmhouse or cottage, you’re looking for, or however many garage spots you think your family will be needing to best help your everyday life work.
If you don’t find what it is you’re looking for here, we also recommend that you check out the options with a breezeway.
There are certain times when your lot or desired home simply do not call for the installation of a normal a stand-alone garage. On angled properties, you may be looking for angled garage house plans to really do the job. There are various options for you to choose from in all shapes and sizes, in order to best figure out what works for your specific property needs.
The name “angled garage” is seen relative to the angle of either the existing home or the one you are building, but it can also simply be used as a different alternative to the more conventional options of a straight or rectangular house.
If we do not currently have your desired angled garage house option available, be sure to check back in on the page in a couple of weeks as we’re always adding more plans. If you have something specific in mind, feel free to reach out to our support staff, and we’ll see if there’s a way for us to help.
French Country Homes
It’s probably no wonder where the French country houses gets their name from, as their house plans are heavily inspired by the French countryside. While being more modest than actual castles, their style does include elements from these beautiful French castles, and they therefore do exude some of the same warmth. Extensive stonework, soft lines and curved arches are all elements you shouldn’t be surprised to run into, however sophisticated brick and stucco can also be found on these magnificent buildings.
With the required attention to detail and distinct look, it should be no wonder that these may not be your cheapest options to build, but they will make a statement wherever they are erected. We additionally encourage you to visit our selection of mansion house plans, as we often find that people desiring such level of art in a building, appreciate the attention to detail incorporated into the homes of that caliber.
Farmhouses are typical primary residences in many agricultural or rural areas of the country, often providing the many functionalities needed for families that keep animals in different functions. They may additionally include the plans for an individual barn, that could end up forming a courtyard the same way that an L-shaped or U-shaped house may.
It’s most common for farmhouse plans to be rectangular with a central fireplace that helps heat up the entire home, and the building materials used to build it are traditionally locally sourced.
By considering your future home’s interior, you can create the rustic feel that many people might associate with the style, while still feeling warm and traditional. That is not to say you can’t incorporate modern components when deciding what your future home is going to look like.
A farmhouse is also usually thought of along with its neutral colors, with a great focus on functionality. Yes, you may perhaps not get the most unique modern, mid-century home, but that is likely not what would best serve your needs anyway.
The light colors, inside and out are often chosen as survivors of the test of time, and aren’t likely to change just because design trends are ever-evolving. A common feature many of them also include is the functionality of wraparound porches.
Carriage house plans also go under other names including coach houses or remises, and they got their name from the fact that they used to be used for carriages, although the probability of your family using it for that specific purpose is relatively small.
They’ve grown a lot in functionality from their original, single-level purpose to their popularity in residential building. Besides being popular for new construction, many original carriage houses have been converted and now serve various purposes such as Mother-in-law suites or guest houses.
Changing regulation across the country has also meant that they’ve some places allowed their use for multi-generational housing. While many of these carriage houses used to be small, their development has included their house plans are now offered in lots of different sizes with varying levels of intricate designs.
Today’s carriage house designs may also be compared to detached garage, with living space on the second floor. Other people interested in the carriage houses offered on this site also often visit the section on cottage houses. A lot of people also consider this option for its affordability, while still providing indoor parking.
How many garages do you want for your home?
When you are building your dream home, it is only natural to consider whether you have specific wishes with regards to the amount of garages and storage space that you want to have. For a lot of families, having a single garage may be fine, as a lot of our international users in fact only have one car per family. However, having a double garage may just be that extra piece of luxury that takes your home from being nice to being spectacular. A garage can serve a variety of different functions, and can either be where you do your laundry, where you have gym equipment, or where you store all those things you don’t want to have lying around inside your main house. Either way, the amount of storage or other functions that you are hoping to add to your dream home should be taken seriously when you are finding the right design to go with.
The Master Suite
Probably even more important than the amount of garages in your home, is the master suite and its various features. Do you like waking up with the sun shining in your face, or would you rather have a space where it is very easy to block out all the light from the outside? You could also have certain wishes when it comes to the bathroom that is attached, such as whether it should have its own jacuzzi, or perhaps a massive steam shower.
Do you want a big or small option
While you may be able to stuff a large number of bedrooms into a small home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will make it a comfortable space to live in, why we very much encourage you to also think about how big you are hoping to build the home. You are unlikely to find any comfortable 4 bedroom options that are 1,000 square feet, and you will likely need to look for ones that are 1,200 square feet (120m2), 1,300 square feet (130m2) or even 1,400 square feet (140m2) before you start having a size where it makes sense for you to try to incorporate that many bedrooms into it. We would even encourage you to not look into anything smaller than 1,500 square feet (150m2) if you want to make sure that you have both bedrooms and bathrooms of relatively decent size while still having the other dimensions of the house work for your needs.
Simple or modern?
Our house plans on the website are a great starting point to make your dreams come true, but there are still some of the options that are more modern whereas others have a more simplistic feel to them. While simpler homes have stood the test of time and shown that they are able to retain their value for decade upon decade, you might not necessarily be in the market to build a safe bet but rather to build a house that will leave an impression. In that case, it’s likely that you are more drawn to the options we have that are more modern in general. There are also a range of options that will incorporate elements from both styles which may just be the good compromise that will give everyone in your family the features they desire.
It could be the case that you are a big fan of flat roofs while having a big open concept in the middle of the house, or perhaps you would rather want a ranch house.
2 or 3 bathrooms?
You probably already know that mornings don’t always go as smooth as you may hope for them to, and you might even realize that it often comes down to when people have access to the various bathrooms in the house. While your master suite will have its own bathroom attached to it, the rest of the family members will be arguing over who gets to shower first, and it can be a struggle. The safer bet is to go with an additional bathroom, which could also be convenient when you are having guests over, as you could assign one bathroom to only be used by your guests in those times. For a 4 bedroom house, it is always our recommendation that you go with at least 2 bathrooms, if not 3 bathrooms.
Do you want a home that stands out with its unique shape?
If you want a home that doesn’t just stand out as you enter it, but will also stand out from the outside, we have various great options that include U-shaped and H-shaped ones that both tend to lean more towards the modern homes. However, we also have the more traditional L-shaped options that make it easy for you to add as many garages as you want to the home without having it feel oddly shaped, while also allowing a big driveway that the kids can play in.
Do you want to go big with 4 master suites?
If you either have enough land to build on, or you are otherwise trying to build something substantial, we have house plans that not just have 4 bedrooms, but they in fact have 4 master suites, and commonly one or two shared bathrooms in the living space as well. When you have teenagers and you simply don’t want to be having the discussion as to who gets to use the bathroom at what point, that is when you build a home where everyone has one and there won’t need to be any arguing.
What sort of kitchen do you want?
The kitchen area is one where a lot of families like to spend a lot of their time, so if you like cooking big, elaborate meals and entertaining your guests, it is only natural that you also consider your needs for that space as you are planning the building of your future home. Do you have a specific thought in mind in terms of which part of the house the kitchen needs to be placed in? Perhaps you want it to be right in front of the home entrance so that you can easily greet everyone as they enter the house without having to lose track of your cooking, or maybe you would rather that the kitchen is at one side of the house and doesn’t take up as much visual space because you don’t plan on using it quite that often.
Do you want to install a pool?
If you have smaller kids, and they know that you are in the process of finding the design for your next home, there is a pretty good probability that they have been begging you to also have a pool installed, promising that they will do the cleaning that comes with it. Not surprisingly, a pool is a great place to hang out with friends and family, and it’s a place where you can grill and entertain all summer long.
Besides that, a pool is also a great way for you to get some exercise why some of our users really want to have a pool included when they are building their next home. We are not saying it is for everyone, but there are definitely a lot of people that absolutely love to have this feature included in their future homes.
4 bedroom houses are great investments
While it may seem attractive to build a big, modern home, it’s not always the best financial decision. The best financial decision you can make when it comes to building the home of your dreams is in fact to be conscious what it is that you really want and only build a home that covers those needs.
Yes, rather than going overboard and building yourself a house where there are a number of rooms that you won’t even end up using, building something that comfortably fits your needs is a much better financial decision. It should come to you as no surprise as it definitely costs more to build a bigger house than it does to build one that is more modest in size. While there are exceptions to that rule, it usually holds true, meaning that bigger homes are generally more expensive to build.
They are not just more expensive to build, but they have a range of other disadvantages including the fact that property taxes are often calculated on the basis of the size the house. When you build something bigger, you can also expect that the amount of property taxes you will have to pay every single month will be higher.
On top of that, it’s not just the property taxes that will be higher but also the general maintenance and upkeep of the house. By building a bigger house, you will need to spend more money on heating during the winter, whereas you will be spending more money on cooling during the summer. Although it may arguably be a bigger issue if you end up building a home that is too small, there are other implications arising from building a home that is too big. Most families will want to avoid building a house that is too small, but a smaller amount of people think about the fact that it will also have significant financial implications if they end up building a house that is a lot bigger than what they really need.
The 4-bedroom option also has another big advantage over some of the other options. With 4 bedrooms being what the common family requires, this also means that the potential list of buyers that might be interested in your house when you sell it, is really big. When you have a bigger buyer pool, you also typically end up with more offers on the house. If you end up building a house that is way too big, there might not be another family that is interested in buying something of that size, why you might end up in a situation where you would actually get the same amount of money for a 6 bedroom house as you would get for one that has 4 bedrooms.
For an average size family, there is no denying that a lot of the homes on this page will be a perfect fit for their needs. Even if you and your spouse already has one child and is considering having another, the 4 bedroom option is still a house where there is enough space to grow into. On the other hand, if your family currently has 2 or 3 family members in total, and you are managing in a 2 bedroom house, you might soon end up wishing you had more space if another family member turns out to be on their way.
Another big advantage to these homes is that they are so common that you will find a range of different options available in various styles. If you want something more modern, we have those available, however we also have more traditional options.
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