Looking For Cost-Efficient-To-Build Ranch-Style Home Plans

megamorphSeptember 19, 2012

We are preparing to build in the Houston, TX area and are looking for home plans that are cost efficient to build. Some things we are looking for in the plans:

1. One story (ranch style)

2. 2600-3000sf

3. Split bedrooms (master away from other bedrooms)

4. Prefer open floor plan

5. Not crazy about formals, but could deal with it.

Our budget is ~$300,000.

Any suggestions are appreciated!

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live_wire_oak

If budget is a concern, then look at existing homes. Your money goes MUCH further.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 3:43PM
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megamorph

Yes, I realize you get more for your money when purchasing an existing home; however, we have a rather large (rare) lot in the city of Houston that we want to build on.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 4:31PM
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txaggieinargyle

I can send you my plan which was 3130 SF single story. We built this for $314,000 and I could easily cut $20,000 out of the cost with just a few suggestions.

send me a PM with your e-mail.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 1:09AM
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megamorph

txaggie: I am really interested in your suggestions! Although, I can't locate any contact info for you on this site. Another member here emailed me, so I assume you can access my email? Sorry, this forum software is a bit confusing to me.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 1:22AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

You could also look into manufactured housing, depending on what constraints in design you may be willing to live with....typically they have a limit on the width of the "boxes" as well as the length so they can be transported. The savings comes from the very rapid assembly of the structure. And being factory built and designed for transport, they tend to be very square (right angles are right angles) and very sound homes. There's less materials wastage and the house is protected from the weather at all times.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 8:17AM
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