L-Shaped House Floor Plans
Rectangular homes are the most commonly found style in American neighborhoods. They’re more humble than both the U-shape and the H-shape design. In the middle there’s the L-shaped house plans that provide a nice break from the common.
They are still reasonably priced when you want to build them but still stand out. L-shaped house plans do not give you the sort of trapped feel you may have you enter a courtyard with walls on each side.
Whether you choose to get an L-shaped option or not, there are some features you may want to consider as you’re building.
|Features to consider|
|Small, 3-bedroom||Tower||Log cabin|
|3-story||With breezeway||Small, 2-bedroom|
|With two master suites||2-story||shed|
Their options are many. Some have a more modern or contemporary feel to them. Some have a single story, whereas others may have two stories. They often have 3 or 4 bedrooms, some have courtyards, whereas some are more simple.
The great thing about this shape is that the options are so many, with the possibility of a partly blocked courtyard or where you get wind protection. It can also easily be a type that fits the more average-sized family. Thay way you don’t need to build something that is many thousand square feet big while still providing the opportunity to put a pool in the middle of the shape. There’s nothing worse than a home that is only looking beautiful on the inside without being functional. When you enter it, it has none of the functional reasons anyone would possibly want to live there.
It’s a style that will embrace the landscaping you could want while providing a small, private safe-haven while being aesthetically pleasing. This isn’t just one of our most popular models because it looks good. Many of our users find it knowing the many different opportunities for them.
If you have a narrow lot and you desperately want to fit a large garage on it, the L-shape could be just what you’re looking for. If you live in an area with strong winds from one side, it can create a shielded space where all those outdoor activities can happen.
Also, there’s more when it comes to protecting your home against the wind. Other styles are very prone to wind damage. If you have a one-story with this shape, make sure that the wind will usually hit it at an angle instead of right on. You’ll see a lot less needed maintenance and damage over time than if you were to have a massive box of a home with the wind hitting it right on.
It is not just an option that can provide a beneficial shape when dealing with potential wind damage. It can also help shield you against a lot of noise from a busy street. It can be placed in a manner on your property where you’re best utilizing the view that you have purchased.
In certain parts of the country, you wouldn’t use specific building materials because of the elements your house would be exposed to. Some styles don’t lend themselves well to certain lifestyles. The L-shaped house is an overall good design and floor plan that will fit most people’s lives. At the same time, it also gives you the best chance possible at recouping your money if you should ever think about a time when you would like to sell your home.
It’s not just about choosing the right floor plan. It’s also a matter of choosing the right finishes once you start building. We encourage you to think about what it is specifically you’re looking for and which goals you have in mind in terms of functionality.
You can go higher end with the options offered here. However, many designs lend themselves well to your typical 4-bedroom. This design tends to suit the average American family with 2 kids.
Using the various filters available on this page can help you narrow down your search for the features you may be looking for. You may want something with either a more modern feel to it or instead of a more traditional small California ranch. Some of the designs also lend themselves better to the inclusion of a courtyard. In contrast, others are better suited for the family that wishes to include a pool on the property. Some of them will have more of an angled garage. Depending on your preferences, you can also find either single-story or two-story options.
On this page, you should hopefully get a better idea of your many different options when it comes to L-shaped houses.
If you have something specific in mind and you’re unable to find it on this site, you should go ahead and reach out to our support. We’ll work together with you to make your dream house come true!
L-shaped homes are great and can offer your family a lot of value. However, there may be certain factors you haven’t considered that you should, as they may vastly impact your decision-making.
|Special factors to consider|
|Duplex||Mountain views||Under 100k to build|
3 or 4 bedroom
We have many different options available. Some of the most common ones include either the 3– or 4 bedroom options. It fits most American families, having either one or two kids, often having them live at home, too.
Single-story and 2-story options
The average option you will find on this page includes having 2-stories. In those, the entertainment area is conveniently placed on the lower floor. Most if not all of the bedrooms are situated upstairs. It allows you both to retreat while being unaffected by whatever is going on underneath. It’s about the privacy that many people desire to have in their bedrooms!
While they’re less common, you can also find single-story options to consider. They can be good to consider if accessibility is a concern or want that distinctive ranch look. They are not rectangular and have that L-shape that families love.
Are you looking for something more modern with a great courtyard?
The great thing about the L-shape is that it is so popular that you will find a lot of different designers all adding their unique twists to the design. It means you will easily be able to find the level of modern or contemporary feel while still having that natural courtyard that many people appreciate. You can have it either for your car or put something grand and majestic in the middle. It will be the thing that greets people as they come up to the house!
The Craftsman or bungalow look is very popular.
The great thing about this design is just how versatile it is. You can do anything with it that you may desire. It means you’re able to add the typical Craftsman or bungalow look and feel to it. In contrast, someone else may prefer a more typical farmhouse.
If you’re one to love a truck, don’t be afraid! If you don’t have a small lot, a nice feature is to install a 3 car garage. It’s time to make a reality of the dream you’ve had that you never acted on.
On the other hand, maybe a courtyard in the middle is not what you’re after. What you want is to put a pool, as well as a grill section around it where you entertain your guests over a good bottle of wine.
Have you found the right L-shaped house plans for you and your family yet?
Think about the features you want for the garage
If you ever thought about building a small workshop, consider whether or not there are specific things that you would want for your garage. Now is the time to think about it. It will be very expensive to add in the future if you go with floor plans with a car smaller than the one you want. Are there specific measurements you hope to get? Perhaps there are machines you wish to install with certain height requirements. There’s no better time to think about it than now!
It is quite common for this design to come with a garage. With the shape, the garage usually goes on the more narrow end of the home, while the living area is on the other end of it. That does not mean that it is always the way that it goes. We have many different L-shaped designs on here for you to choose between. Some may have exactly the garage features you and your family are looking for.
If your family has one car, it may be enough that you want what you’re building to have one garage. It could even be that the lot you own would make it very inconvenient to build something that has more than a one-car garage.
With a decent size family, you may not just have one car. If your family has more than several cars, a one-car design may not be enough for your needs.
Imagine that both you and your spouse have a car. Both of you know that you’re coming home around 5 pm and that you live in an area where rain is a common thing. Neither of you appreciates the rain all that much, and you can see that the weather forecast shows you there is rain on the way. What do you do?
If you only have a one-car garage, there is a big possibility that it could lead to unnecessary tension in the family. No one wants to have to be the person to park in the rain, yet someone will have to.
It makes more sense to make sure you have more garage space in many instances. If you are in the situation, we described above. A 2-car garage will help out immensely. It would ensure that both of you would be able to go straight from the car to the comfort of a dry home.
However, if you also have someone in your family who is an avid DIY person, perhaps a 2-car garage isn’t enough. Perhaps you want to have the freedom to both park two cars but still have the space to either install a small workbench or something else. Perhaps the other thing that you want to make sure yours has is a piece of workout equipment. Are you picking up on the fact that maybe now is the time to upgrade to that luxurious 3-car garage? The good thing about it is that you can get the option at a much lower price tag if you ensure that the blueprints already have them. It is much cheaper if you already know that you need a 3-car garage. Rather than having made an addition later, have it included in the original design. That’s how your family’s needs are met at a reasonable price.
L-shaped homes come in various styles. While some are more popular than others, here’s a handful of styles for you to consider when you’re building yours.
|Styles to consider|
Do you want access to a basement also?
This style provides a great opportunity to have just the garage you want with as many doors as you want. Having a house with a basement is incredible as it may provide the storage space that you do not want to use in the garage. We sometimes get so caught up in some details that we may forget other crucial features. The basement can be one of them, while the porch is another common one that people forget to think about.
No matter what you are looking for, chances are we have it available on this website. You can find various L-shaped house floor plans. It includes everything from 3 car garages to a courtyard in either one-story or 2-story options with the features you are looking for.
How much space do you need?
You may be looking for various features in the blueprints. You’re about to build the space that you and your family will be living in for years to come. You don’t want to make any mistakes at this point.
If you have read through the previous description, some of these features may include everything from the garage to the basement. However, there is also the number of bedrooms that are important to you that you will have to consider in the process carefully. What does all of this translate to in reality? In reality, it will affect the amount of square feet of the home. There are just certain options that may be possible with a 2,200 square foot design that isn’t possible in a 1,000 square one.
The latter may fit two bedrooms and may be what you need if you are looking to downsize where you live. A 2,200 square foot blueprint offers many more options regarding the various features you would be looking for.
You may not want to build something too big, but you don’t want to make the mistake of building something too small. It becomes very expensive to add the structure when it has already been built, whether it’s an L-shaped or another type of home.
What is the best layout for a house?
It depends on your family’s needs. The farmhouse is currently the most popular style. The L-shaped home is also extremely popular for its layout.
What is an L house plan?
It refers to the specific shape of the blueprint.
Why are houses L shaped?
They’re a style that works in all parts of the country. They’re specifically made this way so families can live under the same roof, but in separate parts of the house.
Is an L shaped house good or bad?
It’s good. They provide a timeless design coupled with an unprecedented amount of functionality. You’ll love this style!
How to pick the right house plan
- Sit down with your family.
It’s important that everyone in the family is heard. The house that is being built should work for everyone!
- Create a realistic budget.
While we all want to live in a mansion, it may not be realistic. Gauge your family’s various desires and come up with a budget.
- Figure out the limitations of the lot.
If you have a sloped lot, there are just things that aren’t possible. If you’re building on the water, you’ll want stilts.
- Choose a house design from Passion Plans
We’ve got a selection of thousands of designs. We’re sure we can find something that works for your family!
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