House Plans

Professional Builder and The House Designers have partnered together to offer builders innovative, builder-friendly online house plans. Professional Builder wanted to offer house plans from qualified, leading residential designers who meet all of the requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC), are respected in the residential architectural community and offer house plans that are builder-tested, energy efficient and include all of the details that today's consumer demand. The House Designers represents 30 of the most celebrated residential designers and architects across the U.S. representing the industry's best-selling, ready-made construction blueprints. This premiere collection of plans includes every architectural style and size including an exclusive ENERGY STAR® approved house plan portfolio and a hand-selected Builder Preferred collection.

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March 02, 2017

The average size of a new house is 2,700 square feet, but many owners would like a smaller place

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August 08, 2016

Standalone dwellings that share lots with larger main houses could offer affordable living options and help alleviate housing shortages in major cities.

A responsive and responsible design by students from Prairie View A&M University (exterior, front). Click here to enlarge.

July 11, 2016

The grand winner of the 2016 Race to Zero Student Design Competition is an affordable, sustainable house with emergency preparedness in mind

House Review: Backyard Homes

The Estates at Del Sur by Robert Hidey Architects


December 07, 2015

Though still a touchy topic with zoning boards, ADUs answer a pressing market need.

Builders Respond to Resurgence of Multi-Generation Living

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November 12, 2015

Lennar and KB Home are among builders building homes for multiple generations


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