Quality custom house plans
begin with the floor plan.

The floor plan is the first sheet we draw when we start working on a set of custom house plans. This is after a design is settled on and finalized in the preliminary planning stage. The floor plan is drawn at twice the scale of the preliminary plan (quarter inch scale).

The floor plan of one story house plans can be drawn on one sheet. Two story house plans often require two sheets to show both floor plans (unless the house is a partial two story and both floors can be shown on one sheet).

All the exterior and interior wall dimensions of the house are found on the floor plan (or floor plans). There are also symbols shown at each door and window which refer you to the "spec sheet". There you will find the door and window schedules, as well as other listed schedules and general notes.

Two story house plans are very popular with many of our clients desiring a set of custom house plans. Partial two story homes often look better than a complete two story - depending on the style of house chosen. An example of a two story house plan is shown below (both first and second floor plans).

First floor plan


Second floor plan



Here is a close-up view of the floor plan detail.


The floor plan is perhaps the most important sheet in a set of plans - especially to our client. Right next to it in perceived value is the custom house plans elevation sheet. These two sheets get the most attention and set the groundwork for the rest of the plan which follows.


Plan Disc Available:

We have designed and drawn hundreds of custom house plans over the years in Southern California. We have put 75 of these preliminary plan designs (featuring a detailed floor plan and a front elevation) onto compact disc. There are three different cd discs available for sale. Each disc includes 25 different custom home designs in our preliminary plan format (the discs are arranged by the size of the homes). Click here for more information about these discs.


Other important house plan building pages include:

The Preliminary Plan

The Foundation Plan

The Framing Plan

The Structural Sections sheet



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