There are two major scenarios, with respect to size, that makes a house undesirable with time. They are too little or too much space. When couples get newlywed, the common trend is to get a house that suits their space needs. However, as time progresses, they expect a child and the space becomes too small. To solve this, they get a bigger sized home. Later in the future, they eventually will be retired and their children leave the house. They are then faced with another challenge: Too much space!

2000 to 2500 square-foot house plans are the perfect solution to this dilemma. It’s not too small and it’s not too large; it’s the perfect size for any family size. According to a survey carried out by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the median size for a newly constructed modern single-family home in the US is 2,445 square feet.

House plans that are 2000 to 2500 square feet in size come in different architectural designs, ranging from ranch-style home to farmhouse. In this post, we’ll explore the several options you have when going for a 2000 to 2500 square foot house.

Open Floor Plan

Open floor house plans have been making waves in recent times. This style of house removes the wall barriers between the kitchen, family room and dining room. What this does is to create an illusion of a larger space that is suitable for family living and for recreational purposes. Needless to say, it’s perfect for small-sized families. This feature is common in craftsmen and ranch style homes.

Ranch style homes- Open Floor Plan

Large Kitchen Equipped with Lot of Storage Space

It is generally accepted fact that the kitchen is the heart of the home. This is because this is where the food that fuels our bodies is being prepared. It follows then that irrespective of the size of a home, you should always opt for a large kitchen space. Also, ensure that it is equipped with lots of storage spaces and cabinets. A walk-in or closet pantry should also be added if it’s feasible.

Large Kitchen Equipped with Lot of Storage Space

Very High Ceiling

One of the perfect ways of creating an illusion of a large space, even in small homes, is to have a high ceiling. The perception of increased space is created by the increased volume caused by a very high ceiling. As a rule of thumb, make sure that the ceiling height is at least 9 feet. A 10-, 11-, or 12-foot-high ceiling areas is even more preferable.

Master Suite on the Main floor

In modern home construction, the master suite is placed on the main level of house plans. This feature is particularly good as you because it eliminates the need to navigate the stairs. With this plan, it’s possible to live in one-level even in a two-level home by putting the extra bedrooms on the second floor.

Master Suite on the Main floor

Large Master Bathroom with Double Vanities and Compartmented Toilet

If you desire to live a luxurious, comfortable and grand life, this is the style you should settle for. It offers you a large bedroom space with the basic facilities you require. The Double vanities beautify your home while the compartmented toiled ensures your privacy.

Large Master Bathroom with Double Vanities and Compartmented Toilet

His and Hers Walk-in Closets

As an extension to feature 5, having his and her walk-in closet is the perfect touch required to balance your home’s equation. As the years go by, clothes definitely proliferate in a strange way. Instead of having them all squeezed up together, why not have a large closet that is roomy enough to accommodate them in a well-organized fashion?

Ranch style homes- Plenty of Closets and Storage

Mudroom Side Entry

Children are known to be playful and often get dirty when playing outside. Why not create a room where they can come into without messing home? This space is also adequate for a gardener to come in without worrying about muddy boots after he/she must have worked the soil. Make sure you have a mudroom planned ahead with a side entry.

Mudroom Side Entry - architectural design

Laundry Room on the Main Floor

Gone are the days when laundry is being carried out in the basements of homes. Recent house plans include the laundry room on the main level. Doesn’t this make more sense? It certainly does. Why? Laundry is inevitable, why not do it on the active floor of your home?

Front Porch and Rear Covered Patio/Deck

Wouldn’t it be perfect to have a spot where you can welcome guests, relax and have an unrestricted view of your surroundings without being affected by the weather? No wonder this feature is present in several house styles, especially in ranch style homes. In addition, a front porch and a rear patio extend your home thereby increasing its space.

Front Porch and Rear Covered Patio-Deck

Plenty of Closets and Storage

You can never go wrong by having too much storage space in your home. Ensure that the kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms are properly equipped with enough cabinets and closets. Also, having a large garage will provide the space need for other tools like a lawnmower and other peripherals.


Are you in search of a Dutch Colonial, ranch style homes or any other home style? Always remember to ensure that the features that matter most to you are present.  This will give you the satisfaction and comfort you desire in your home for the years to come.