Convertable Country House Blueprints

Making a few fundamental changes to a suburban house floorplan can make for really satisfactory country home blueprints.



Blueprints for a house
With a few simple changes, a blueprint for a suburban home and be converted to a blueprint for an effective country home.
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Plan B for Home
Also at 705 square feet, this is the same basic plan as "A" achieved by turning "A" up-side-down and reversing ft. (Dotted lines show eliminations.) The living-room becomes a "Harvest Kitchen" with heater space, chimney, and bedroom closet off one end thereby eliminating two small closets in larger bedroom and gaining 8 square feet of valuable wall area for dining in the enlarged kitchen. Heat and chimney area of Plan "A" becomes smaller sitting-room. By reversing living-room and kitchen in most suburban house plans you have a better country layout.
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Plan C blueprint
At 753 square feet., this is an ideal small homestead. By adding 48 square feet, 76 square feet are gained for the "Harvest Kitchen." Here is room for all food preserving activities plus laundry. The living room is 182 square feet compared with 181.5 square feet in Plan "A." Bedrooms are same size in both "A" and "C." By changing the comer closets in Plan "A" there is an additional gain of 8 square feet plus wall space.
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Plan A Blueprint
At 705 square feet, this is an efficient suburban house well planned for that type of living. Note that the kitchen is the small apartment type. The living room is large.
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