Cottage design plans include one story, one and a half story, two story, and vacation homes. The design plans often remain the same with slight differences.
Cottages are very story-like creations with a cozy feel, a chimney, a balcony and the trademark porch. One story cottages may have a vertical board and batten with shingle or stucco walls. The box-shaped windows and outlets fit the profile of a woodsy and informal settlement house.
One and a half story cottage plans are often asymmetrically designed with multiple roof lines. The prominent window boxes and shutters create the feel of it being bigger than it looks. The plan may include a fireplace and an outdoor living space.
Two-story cottages are rare as they contradict the bungalow feel of a cozy and intimate house. The steep overhanging roofs with hipped and gabled forms are visible. The cottage plan, however, remains true only if it reflects the mantra that a beautiful house fully reflects a fine character.
Vacation homes often differ from cabin plans with the sophistication of gingerbread trim, arched doors, and other subtle details. The traditional architectural influences can be spotted and enhanced with things like porches or the texture variation on the walls. The effect comes along with the help of differing materials like brick or stone among other natural materials.