Websites that offer free floor plans for cottage-style homes include Eplans, Dream Home Source and The House Designers. Cottage-style floor plans include a specific number of bedrooms and bathrooms, total square footage of living space and with cost estimates.
These websites provide floor plans that include room specifications along with window and doorway placement. These plans also include specific places for appliances, kitchen islands and breakfast bars, fireplaces and other unique features in each home. For a fee, customers can purchase basic floor plans, and then modify these plans to create a one-of-a-kind home.
In addition to free floor plans, each website includes an image or composite drawing of home exteriors, complete with landscaping. Some cottages feature garages, whereas others feature front porches and back decks. Some floor plans include staircase placement options, bonus rooms and additional add-on rooms such as game rooms and sitting areas.
Home construction information found on these websites includes roofing materials, foundation types and framing. The sites also contain lists of special features available with each cottage. Lighting and other optional design services as well as construction engineering guides are available for a fee. Additional floor plans types found on these websites include Craftsman, ranch, tudor and country.