Downsizing is a growing trend in 2016, as people are looking to purchase smaller homes without sacrificing quality of life. Cottage and other small floor plans that provide adequate living areas on a smaller scale are expected to be popular house plans this year. The Pennington is a perfect example.
This year, the more open the design the better. This builds on the great room concept, but can also be seen in tall ceilings, lofts and grand foyers in entryways, as The McAllastar boasts.
Finally, narrow lots are becoming increasingly popular as people are moving back to cities, which continue to push their boundaries outward, putting land at a premium. Many house plan trends will feature designs that build deep, like “The Drexel,” instead of wide, to accommodate this need.