How to Find House Plans Online

Check out the Web sites of plan services listed in any books or magazines you purchase.

Explore the home pages of house and building magazines for useful tips and links.

Use the big search engines to find sites with plans or useful information. Try searching for "house plans" or "home design."

Read books and magazine articles that may lead to useful sites.

Check out the sites of companies with home design software and plan packages on CD-ROM.


  • You will find many sites offering home plans on the Web. Try to focus on those that offer the particular kind of plan you want (small houses, single story houses, and so on).


  • Don't limit your search for house plans to the Internet alone: The resources currently online represent only a small fraction of those in the marketplace.

Things You'll Need

  • Home Design Software
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