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Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

March 05, 2021
Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

By Courtney Pittman

Cozy and efficient, cottage house plans deliver cute details and storybook charm – without skimping on modern amenities. Thanks to their open floor plans and wide front porches, these budget-friendly home designs live larger than their square footage. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cottage house plans, along with some quick tips on how to get the popular cottagecore look.

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Create a Warm Environment with the Newest Interior Design Trend: Cottagecore

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans Plan 929-428 delivers cottagecore style with a refurbished dining table and bench, a rustic chandelier, a clear vase with cotton plants, and neutral tones.

It’s all about creativity and bringing the outdoors in with the cottagecore style trend. Neutral colors, wild grass and flowers, salvaged antiques, and more, are just some of the ways you can create a warm atmosphere in your home. Get the look with these 5 quick tips:

  • Antique vases – gather old vases and fill them with freshly picked wild flowers

  • Vintage chairs – mix and match vintage chairs around your dining table for a total cottagecore look

  • Rustic side table – have an old wood chair? Set it next to your bed and use it as a side table or a nightstand

  • Creative plant stands – place a plant on top of old stacked books in the corner of the living room or use a vintage wooden chair as a plant stand

  • Thrift store finds – head to your local thrift store to search for old treasures like vintage frames, paintings, plates, coffee mugs, and more

  • For more cottagecore ideas, explore this article from Homes to Love

Cottage House Plan with Loft

Dream House Plan - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-243 Plan 430-243

This cottage house plan sports an open floor plan and encourages relaxed living. The large island kitchen feels nice and modern, while a mudroom (with lockers!) keeps things organized. A small covered patio fits into the footprint of the home to give you outdoor living space without requiring a big lot. Need more space? Check out the versatile loft on the second level. Don’t miss the big walk-in closet in the main-level master suite.

Discover these small outdoor decor ideas from Good Housekeeping

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

One-Story Cottage Design

Dream House Plan - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #120-262 Plan 120-262

Here’s a one-story cottage house plan that makes great use of space. The layout feels casual and open, with the main living areas flowing into one another. We love how the covered patio fits into the footprint of the home to give you outdoor living space without requiring a large piece of land. A bonus space upstairs can be used as a home office, game room, hobby space, and more.

Check out these top trends and design features from Builder Online’s write-up of NAHB data

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Craftsman-Inspired Cottage House Plan

Dream House Plan - Craftsman Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #929-428 Plan 929-428

Explore beautiful photos of this Craftsman-inspired cottage house plan (and see the cute cottagecore decor in the dining room), which makes excellent use of space. The kitchen features an island with a cooktop on it, so you can carry on a conversation with family while preparing tasty treats for everyone. The master suite sits across the home from the other bedrooms for privacy and includes walk-in closets.

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Bold Cottage Style

Dream House Plan - Cottage Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #929-1093 Plan 929-1093

Want bold, modern, cottage style? This stunning house plan stands out with double dormers and a cute front porch. Inside, the kitchen steals the show and flows to the great room. Other highlights include skylights in the great room and walk-in closets in all three bedrooms. A bonus room upstairs lets you expand later and can have its own bathroom.

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Narrow Lot House Design

Dream House Plan - Cottage Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-117 Plan 430-117

This cute cottage house plan fits nicely on a narrow lot. The open floor plan between the main living spaces creates seamless flow. When it’s time to relax, sink into the tub in the private master bath. Upstairs, the spacious loft opens to all three bedrooms and the second full bath.

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Cottage Home Design with Mudroom

Dream House Plan - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #51-1169 Plan 51-1169

This cool cottage house plan features tons of amenities with special style. Everything has a place in the mudroom near the front of the home. A fireplace warms the spacious great room, giving you a cozy place to relax when the weather is chilly. Enjoy hanging out at the kitchen’s big island or head out to the rear porch (via sliding glass doors) after a long day.

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Charming Craftsman Cottage

Dream House Plan - Storybook craftsman cottage - 1400sft Plan 120-174

This charming Craftsman cottage gives you the opportunity to expand now or later, with an optional walkout basement foundation that can hold a game room, guest suites, and access to a spacious lanai. On the main level, the open floor plan shows off the kitchen’s big island. French doors in the family room and master suite open out to the outdoor living space (where a fireplace warms up cold evenings).

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Farmhouse Style Cottage with Impressive Porches

Dream House Plan - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #45-597 Plan 45-597

This adorable cottage offers impressive porches in front and back, giving you tons of room to kick back and relax. Inside, the open floor plan feels fresh and contemporary. What we love: the kitchen’s big island, which opens to the living room and breakfast nook. Each bedroom features a walk-in closet.

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

Welcoming Cottage House Plan

Dream House Plan - Cottage Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #44-247 Plan 44-247

A cute front porch delivers a welcoming vibe to this cottage house plan. The main living areas are really open, including the island kitchen. Nice weather? The dining area opens out to the back porch for easy indoor-outdoor living. You’ll love the spacious pantry and the big walk-in closet in the master suite.

Dream House Plan - Warm and Welcoming: Cottage House Plans

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