Gone are the days when building a house was everyone’s dream. Nowadays, with high-rise apartments offering a convenient alternative, most home owners prefer them over houses. While the advantages of living in an apartment complex are indisputable, it comes with its fair share of disadvantages too – lack of privacy, noise and the absence of a private garden. An apartment is built by the developer, so all you need to do is design the interiors. In comparison, the process of building one’s own house can be tiring, but the result is well worth the effort. If you have a small plot of land and are contemplating whether to build a house, looking at some modern house floor plans will get you started with deciding on everything you need to include in your home.
Should you build a single-storey house or one with two floors? Do you need an extra bedroom or would you rather use that space for a garden or terrace? Will there be enough place for a garage or will you have to park under a covered carport? To make these decisions simpler for you, we present some Indian house plans in 3D. Browsing through them will help you to visualize the layout of your house. You can even show the one that you like to an architect, so that it’s easy for him to understand your preference for a layout.
Let’s start with a simple two-bedroom house that is built on a single level. If the plot is narrow and long, the house should be designed to suit the shape of the plot. The entrance door leads into an elongated hall set in an open plan. It has the living area, the dining room in the centre and an open kitchen at the back. A door leads from the living room to one of the bedrooms, while the entrance to the master bedroom is near the dining room. Both the bathrooms have attached baths. In this small house plan, the master bedroom is slightly larger than the second bedroom and has a separate dressing area, besides a bigger bath. Small green areas are created on both sides of the house. These patches of greenery can be seen from the bedroom windows.
This is another layout for a simple two-bedroom house. Here, the living room and dining area are set in an L-shaped design. The enclosed kitchen is in the corner. The kitchen is tiny, but has the cabinetry and workspace arranged in a U-shaped layout to optimize space utilization. Both the bedrooms are almost identical in size and are mirror images of each other. They have attached bathrooms set along the outer wall for privacy.
Three-bedroom houses are the most popular among modern Indian families as they provide a bedroom each for the parents and the children, besides an extra room for guests. However, when you are discussing simple house plans with your architect, you might have to make a few compromises to accommodate everything you need into the small house. In this three-bedroom house plan, the open design is followed in the social spaces – the living room, dining room and kitchen. The master bedroom is set farthest from the social spaces to offer maximum privacy, and it has an attached bath. The children’s room and guest bedroom share a bathroom as the space available for an extra bathroom is used to create a laundry area off the kitchen.
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You don’t need a very large plot to build a four-bedroom house. Building two floors increases the square footage in which you can incorporate the extra rooms. In this simple modern house design, besides the living room, dining room and kitchen, one of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor. This is a convenient design as the bathroom can be used as the guest bath or powder room, when you are entertaining guests.
Stairs lead up to the first floor that has three bedrooms, all with attached bathrooms. The master bedroom is the largest of the three and has an entire wall of built-in closets. The narrow corridor, which leads from the stairs to the bedrooms connects to an open balcony in front of the house. This balcony is located above the car port, providing shelter for the vehicles from sunlight and rain.
This house plan demonstrates how it’s possible to accommodate five bedrooms into a relatively small plot. The ground floor has a spacious open-plan layout in the living room, dining room and kitchen. Besides this, one bedroom is located next to the living room, while the other one is at the back, close to the kitchen. Both the bedrooms share a common bathroom, which is located just off the first bedroom. The car port has the terrace overhead to protect the vehicles from the natural elements. In this design, it’s an open car port. However, if you are looking for small house plans with garage space, the design can be modified to enclose the car park and turn it into a garage and link it to the interior through a door connecting to the small study area near the stairs.
A flight of stairs leads to the first floor, which has three more bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom is set towards the front of the house and has a large attached bathroom, besides access to the huge terrace. In the centre of this floor, where the staircase ends, is a cosy seating area that can be used for casual family conversations or viewing television. The second bedroom on this floor has an attached bathroom, while the third one shares the bath with one of the other bedrooms. However, to compensate of the absence of an attached bathroom, this bedroom has access to a small private balcony at the back, which is separate from the main terrace at the front.
As you can see, getting the right design for your house is not too difficult if you have a basic idea of the number of bedrooms and bathrooms that you need. Depending on your lifestyle and interests, you might have other requirements such as a large or enclosed kitchen, a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom or a separate home office or study. The best way to get started with the process of planning is to view several small modern house designs and floor plans. Make a note of the features that you like, and don’t forget to consider whether a similar layout will suit the shape of your plot.
Even if you have an irregular shaped plot or mature trees, which you don’t want to cut, along the perimeter of the land, you can work with a professional architect to design a house that uses these natural features to full advantage. For instance, the house plan can be created to ensure that the view from the bedroom windows is of the gorgeous tree canopy. Similarly, if you are a garden enthusiast who feels the house will be incomplete without at least a tiny patch of greenery, you may need to forgo an extra bedroom so that it can be included. When you hire an architect, at the first stage, he will present a sketch of the house design and after getting your approval, he will convert the sketch into a 3D house plan that makes it easier for you to visualise how your house will look once it’s built.