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House Plans - How to Design Your House Layout Online

Do you want to design your own house plans? Learn everything you need to know about how to create a house layout yourself.

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What Is a House Plan?

A house plan is a house blueprint that illustrates the layout of a home. Floor plans for houses are useful because they give you an idea of the flow of the home and how each room connects with each other. Typically a floor plan design includes the location of walls, windows, doors, and stairs, as well as fixed installations. Sometimes they include suggested furniture layouts and built-out outdoor areas like terraces and balconies. They are usually drawn to scale and indicate room types along with room sizes and key wall lengths.

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Can I Create My Own Home Design Plans?

You most certainly can! You can save a lot of time and money if you design a house plan yourself. It is also really fun to do. Many local authorities require a house blueprint together with the permit application. If you have already designed the house layout, it is relatively quick for an architect to finalize the home plan and convert it into a house blueprint. With your own house plan design, the architect isn’t starting from scratch and you have a good idea of your dream home design already.

Headshot of Dave Campell, homeowner and RoomSketcher customer.

I have found RoomSketcher to provide exactly what I was looking for – a tool that was easy to use to draw up my house and then start removing walls, adding new furniture, etc., and then get a quick 3D rendering of that.

Dave Campell

Homeowner, USA

How to Create Your Floor Plan Design Online

There are two easy options to create your own house plan designs. Either start from scratch and draw up your plan in a floor plan design software. Or start with an existing house plan example and modify it to suit your needs. 

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Option 1: Draw It Yourself with a Floor Plan Design Software

You can easily draw a house layout yourself using floor plan design software. Even non-professionals can create high-quality floor plans for houses. The RoomSketcher App is a great home design plan software that allows you to add measurements to the finished plans, plus provides stunning 3D visualization to help you in your design process.

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Option 2: Modify an Existing Home Design Plan

If you choose this option, we recommend you find house plan examples online that are already drawn up with floor plan software. Browse these for inspiration, and once you find one you like, open the plan and adapt it to suit particular needs. RoomSketcher has collected a large selection of home design plan examples, all of which are drawn up using our app. Find your favorite and kick-start your dream home design right away. 

How To Draw House Plans with RoomSketcher

Draw house plans in minutes with our easy-to-use floor plan app. Create high-quality 2D and 3D Floor Plans with measurements, ready to hand off to your architect.

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House Plan Examples

The quickest way to design a house plan is to start with an existing plan online and then modify that. Below you will find lots of examples to inspire your new house plan.

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