L-Shaped House Floor Plans
While standing out, they are still reasonably priced when you want to build them, and does not give you the sort of trapped feel that it may feel like when you enter the 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 2 master suites||2-story||shed|
Their options are many, some have 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 to have a courtyard that is partly blocked off, or where you get the wind protection. It can also easily be a type that fits the more average sized family, so that 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 may look beautiful on the inside, but 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 potentially want, while providing a small, private safe-haven while being aesthetically pleasing. This isn’t just one of our most popular model because it looks good, a lot of our users find it knowing the many different opportunities that it has 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 that has strong winds from one side, it can create a shielded space where all those outdoor activities you want to engage in can happen.
Also on the note of providing protection against the wind. Where you see other styles being very prone to wind damage, if you have a one-story with this shape, and you make sure that the wind will usually hit it at an angle instead of right on, you’ll also see a lot less needed maintenance and damage over time, than if you were to have a massive box of a home with wind hitting it right on.
But this is not just an option that can provide a beneficial shape when it comes to dealing with the potential for wind damage – it can also help shield you against a lot of noise from a busy street, or it can be placed in a manner on your property where you’re best utilizing the view that you have been blessed with.
The same way that there are certain parts of the country where you wouldn’t use specific types of building materials because of the elements your house would be exposed to, there are also styles that don’t lend themselves well to certain types of lifestyles. The L-shaped house is an overall good design and floor plan that will fit the lives of most people, while also giving 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.
Although it’s not just about choosing the right floor plan, it’s also a matter of choosing the right finishes once you start building, so 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.
While you can go higher end with the options offered here, there are also many designs that lend themselves well to your typical 4-bedroom, which 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, whether you want something with either a more modern feel to it or instead a more traditional small ranch. Some of the designs also lend themselves better to the inclusion of a courtyard, whereas 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. You can also find options that are either single-story or two stories, depending on your preferences.
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, or if you rather think that one of the plans could be well-suited to fix your needs if something small was changed about them, you should go ahead and reach out to our support and we’ll work together with you to make your dream 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|
|Passive solar||Hillside||Guest house|
3 or 4 bedroom
While we have many different options available, some of the most common ones include either the 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom options, as that it what 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, where the entertainment area is conveniently placed on the lower floor, while most if not all of the bedrooms are located upstairs, allowing you both to retreat while being unaffected by whatever is going on underneath, but also giving you the privacy that many people desire having for their bedrooms.
While they’re less common, you can also find single-story options to consider, which can be good to consider if accessibility is a concern, or if you simply want that typical ranch look, although not rectangular in shape, and have that L-shape.
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 individual twists to the design, and that means you will easily be able to find the level of modern or contemporary feel while still being able to have that natural courtyard that many people appreciate, either for your car or to put something grand and majestic in the middle that will greet 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 and how you can do anything with it that you may desire, which means you’re able to add the typical Craftsman or bungalow look and feel to it, whereas someone else may prefer a more typical farmhouse.
If you’re one to really love a truck, and you don’t have a small lot, a really nice luxury is to install that 3 car garage you’ve always been dreaming of but that you never acted on.
On the other hand, maybe instead of putting a courtyard in the middle, what you really 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.
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 really want for your garage to have. Now is the time to think about it because because it will be very expensive to add in the future if you go with floor plans that have a car smaller than the one you actually want. Are there specific measurements you are hoping to get or certain machines that you wish to install that have certain height requirements? There’s no better time to think about it than now.
It really 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 with exactly the garage features that you and your family may be looking for.
If you’re family has one car, it may be enough that you just want what you’re building to also just have one garage. It could even be that the lot you’re building on would make it very inconvenient to build something that has more than a one-car garage.
However, if your family has more than one car, which is really quite common for a family of a decent size, a one-car design may just not be enough for your needs.
Imagine that both you and your spouse has a car. Both of you know that you’re coming home around 5pm 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.
In a lot of instances, it just makes more sense to make sure that you have more garage space. If you are in the situation we described above, a 2-car garage would help out immensely, and 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 just 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 you’re considering have them already. It is much cheaper if you already know that you need a 3-car garage to simply have it built as you’re building your new home rather than having made an addition at a later time when you find out that the 1-car garage you originally built simply wasn’t enough for your family’s needs.
L-shaped homes come in various styles. While some are more popular than other, 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?
While this style does provide the great opportunity to have just the garage you want with however many doors as you want, having a house that has a basement is an incredible thing to have 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 of the details like that that you may forget other features that are absolutely crucial. The basement can be one of them, while the porch is another common one that people may forget to think about.
No matter what you are looking for, chances are we have it available on this website where you can find various L-shaped house floor plans including everything from 3 car garages to courtyard in either one-story or 2-story options with the features you are looking for.
How much space do you need?
There are various features you may be looking for in the blueprints when you’re about to build the space that you and your family will be living in for years to come. If you have read through the previous description, some of these features may include everything from the garage to the basement – if these are important features to you. However, there are also the number of bedrooms that are important to you that you will have to carefully consider in the process. What does all of this translate to in reality? In reality it will affect the amount of square footage of the home. There are just certain options that may be possible with a 2,200 square foot design that aren’t possible if you’re choosing to build a 1,000 square one.
While the latter may be able to fit 2 bedrooms and may be what you need if you are looking to downsize where you live, a 2,200 square foot blueprint offers a lot more options in terms of the various features you would be looking for.
You may not want to build something that is too big, but you definitely don’t want to make the mistake either of building something that is too small. When it has already been built, whether it’s an L-shaped one, or another type of home, it becomes very expensive to make additions to the structure.
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