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Country Style 3-Bedroom Single-Story Rustic Home with Bonus Room Above the Side-Loading Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,199 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a country style 3-bedroom single-story rustic home. Here’s the floor plan: A blend of brick and stone siding, cedar shake accents, and wood shutters add a rustic appeal to this 3-bedroom country home. The house features multiple …

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Single-Story 5-Bedroom European Home with Open Living Space and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,565 Bedrooms: 4-5 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 5-bedroom European home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story European home boasts an impeccable charm with its stone and siding, steep hip and valley roofs, arched dormers, and a clipped gable over the double garage. …

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Rustic Single-Story 3-Bedroom Modern Farmhouse with Side-Entry Garage and Upstairs Flex Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,425 Bedrooms: 2-3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a rustic single-story 3-bedroom modern farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: This modern farmhouse shows off a rustic charm with its board and batten siding, metal roof accents, and a large shed dormer that adds character to the …

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Traditional Style Single-Story 6-Bedroom Home with Flex Room and 3-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,394 Bedrooms: 3-6 Bathrooms: 2.5-3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a traditional style single-story 6-bedroom-home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story home has a traditional appeal with its board and batten siding, brick accents, gable rooflines, and rustic timbers that highlight the entry porch. Inside, the great …

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Single-Story 4-Bedroom Farmhouse Ranch for a Wide Lot with Two Bonus Rooms and Covered Porches (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,638 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 4-bedroom farmhouse ranch. Here’s the floor plan: This farmhouse ranch exudes a country charm with its board and batten siding, ribbed metal roofs, and expansive porches in the home’s front and rear maximizing views and …

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Single-Story 6-Bedroom Modern Home with Flex Rooms and Basement Options (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,550 Bedrooms: 1-6 Bathrooms: 3.5-4.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 6-bedroom modern home. Here’s the floor plan: Stately stucco exterior, slanted rooflines, a large shed dormer, and a sleek entry supported by concrete pillars bring an immense curb appeal to this single-story modern home. Inside, …

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European Style 5-Bedroom Two-Story Grand Home with Bonus Room and RV Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,521 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Stories: 2 Garage: 2-4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a European style 5-bedroom two-story grand home. Here’s the floor plan:   This two-story grand home radiates a European appeal showcasing stone and brick siding, gable dormers, and a charming turret that houses a spiral staircase. It …

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Rustic Two-Story 4-Bedroom New American Home with Loft and Bonus Room Above the Double Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,389 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a rustic two-story 4-bedroom New American home. Here’s the floor plan: A mixture of clapboard, board and batten siding, brick accents, and wood trims bring a rustic appeal to this two-story New American home. It features a …

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Two-Story Cottage Style 3-Bedroom Home with Balcony and Flex Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,001 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story cottage style 3-bedroom home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom cottage style home features a symmetrical facade adorned with horizontal lap siding, shuttered windows, a central front door, and a central gable. A covered porch welcomes you …

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Two-Story Modern 4-Bedroom Prairie Home for a Wide Lot with Bonus Room and Covered Porches (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,377 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story modern 4-bedroom prairie home. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom modern prairie home features a sprawling floor plan with an open concept layout to promote convenient living and increased family bondings. Expansive outdoor spaces boost …

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6-Bedroom Two-Story French Country Home for Sloped and Wide Lots with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 7,961 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 6-bedroom two-story french country home. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of stone, brick, and stucco gives this two-story French country home a striking appeal. It is further enhanced with varied rooflines, an arched dormer, and …

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4-Bedroom European Style Two-Story Home for a Wide Lot with Balcony and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 10,185 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5+ Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom European style two-story home. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom European home offers a sprawling floor plan that’s loaded with luxury amenities and lots of outdoor space for the family to enjoy. Inside, the open …

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4-Bedroom Craftsman Style Two-Story Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,095 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom craftsman style two-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This craftsman cottage boasts a classic charm with its horizontal siding, stone accents, a large gable dormer, and a covered front porch framed with tapered columns. Upon entry, a …

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Southern Two-Story 4-Bedroom Tidewater Style Home with Bonus Room Above the Courtyard Entry Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 6,234 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a Southern two-story 4-bedroom tidewater style home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story home features a Southern tidewater look that’s designed to help deal with both wet and hot climates. It has a courtyard entry garage and …

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Modern 4-Bedroom Two-Story Farmhouse for a Wide Lot with Balcony Loft, Bonus Room, and Oversized Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,225 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 6 Welcome to photos and footprint for a modern 4-bedroom two-story farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: Board and batten siding, ribbed metal roofs, and two gable dormers sitting above the covered porch embellish this 4-bedroom modern farmhouse. It features a massive barn-like garage that …

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Single-Story 5-Bedroom New American Home for a Sloping Lot with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,580 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bathrooms: 2.5-5.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 5-bedroom New American home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story New American home features a striking facade with its board and batten siding, contrasting stone accents, and an inviting front porch graced with gable roofs, …

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5-Bedroom Modern-Style Two-Story Farmhouse with Bonus Room and Jack and Jill Bathroom (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,400 Bedrooms: 4-5 Bathrooms: 3.5-4.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 2-3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom modern-style two-story farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan:     Rear elevation sketch of the 5-bedroom modern-style- two-story farmhouse.   This 5-bedroom modern farmhouse flaunts a perfectly balanced facade showcasing two gables flanking the covered front …

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Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,851 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5+ Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 4-bedroom Acadian home. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom Acadian home boasts a magnificent curb appeal with its graceful hipped rooflines, stately brick exterior, and archways framing the covered entry. The main entrance brings you …

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Two-Story 3-Bedroom New American Ranch with Jack and Jill Bathroom and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

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4-Bedroom Two-Story French Country Home for a Sloping Lot with Bonus Room and Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,806 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 2.5-3.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story French country home. Here’s the floor plan: This French country home exudes a Southern charm with its stately brick exterior, gable rooflines, cedar shake accents, and decorative arches framing the windows, porch, and covered …

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How much do houses with bonus rooms cost per square foot (approximately)?

Building a house with a bonus room is no more expensive or less expensive than building a house from a plan without a bonus room. Depending on the costs of preparing the lot, the kinds of materials used in construction, local labor costs, transportation, and materials, a house with a bonus room could cost from $70 to $500 per square foot to build. The bonus room itself is not a factor other than adding to the square footage of the house.

But the bonus room is a factor in determining the future value of the house.  A bonus room can be used as a home office, a nursery, a homeschooling room, or family entertainment center. The future value of your house may be increased by more than the cost of including a bonus room in your building plans.

Are there floor plans for houses with a bonus room that include a detached garage?  Is it possible?

Because attached garages are so much more popular than detached garages, there are relatively few floor plans for houses with a bonus room that include plans for a detached garage in the same style. But you can find dozens of them.

Does a house with a bonus room usually come with a garage? 

Most plans for houses with bonus rooms include a garage. However, if you are having to choose between a bonus room and a garage, you can find plans for that, too.

Is a house with a bonus room considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

Typically, mansions and luxury homes have lots of rooms but they don’t have “bonus” rooms. Bonus rooms are spaces that can be used for a variety of purposes. The purpose of the bonus room is not set before it is built. Grand, luxury houses have extra rooms for specific purposes.

Is a house with a bonus room ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

The nature of small houses is that, well, they are small. A tiny house would not include a bonus room. However, you can find floor plans for houses with bonus rooms that are as small as 600 square feet.

Can houses with bonus rooms be built on an open concept?

Let’s take a moment to review the terminology. An open-concept floor plan involves large spaces without dividing walls. Bonus rooms have walls. That being said, sure, there are floor plans that have most of the living space in an open area and that also have a bonus room. These plans involve more square feet than most other layouts for houses with bonus rooms. But you will always be able to find the combination you want.

What are popular exterior colors for houses with bonus rooms?

Exterior colors for houses with bonus rooms are chosen on the basis of the style of the house, the amount of sun exposure for the lot, weather patterns, and the landscape. There are no set exterior colors for houses built with bonus rooms. You can choose the colors you want.

Can you build a house with a bonus room on a narrow lot? 

You can find plans for houses with bonus rooms in many different styles that can be built on narrow lots. You will have to take the depth of your lot into account when choosing the plan, but that is true no matter whether you want a bonus room or not.

Can a house with a bonus room be built on a wide lot?

It’s usually easier to find plans for a house with a bonus room to be built on a wide lot than it is to find plans for a house with a bonus room to be built on a narrow lot. Just keep in mind that your bonus room doesn’t have to be an “add on.” You can find plans for homes with curb appeal that include a bonus room with all the style the architectural style offers.

Can homes with a bonus room be built on a sloping lot?

A bonus room can be a great way to add square footage to a house built on a sloping lot. Your bonus room will probably not be on the same level as most of your living space, but it can be a great study room, home office, entertainment center, or hideaway.

How many floors or stories does a house with a bonus room usually have?

Houses with bonus rooms can come in any number of stories. It’s not unusual to turn the attic into a bonus room. The more floors, the more opportunities for a bonus room.

Do houses with a bonus room have a basement?

There is nothing about a bonus room that either requires or rules out having a basement. If you live in a place where it’s not possible to have a basement, you may want a bonus room for additional space. But even if you do have a basement you may want a bonus room for a different purpose, such as using your basement for family entertainment and using the bonus room as a home office.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

Yes, all houses in this style include bonus rooms.

Do X style floor plans come with energy efficient options?

There are things you can do to make your bonus room energy-efficient:

Make sure it is well insulated.

Install a mini-split ductless heating and cooling system. This allows you to control the temperature of the room when it is not occupied without changing the temperature of the rest of the house.
Use landscaping in front of the window of the bonus room to your advantage. Trees keep the room cooler. Vines block winter winds.

Rely on a window unit AC/heater, keeping your bonus room off your central heating and cooling system.  But these are options you will have to pursue on your own. Except for duct work, they will not be included in your plans.

Is a porch a common design feature in houses that have bonus rooms?

There are thousands of plans for houses that have bonus rooms that also have porches.

What types of roof does a house with a bonus room typically have?

The roof style of your house should match its architectural style. Whether or not it has a bonus room is really not a consideration.

Do houses with bonus rooms work well with a rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

Rustic interiors work with cabins, log homes, country homes, farmhouses, and other traditional designs.