If you like spending time outdoors, there's nothing better than a wraparound porch. They're the perfect place to soak up some rays while you have your morning coffee, or sit outside with a friend on a breezy summer evening.
It's also nice to have a bit of extra living space, especially when you live in a tiny house. These small floor plans all include a wraparound porch or deck, so you don't have to get rid of your barbecue and your porch swing when you downsize!
1. Cottage with second-floor bedroom from House Plans
Coming in at 780 square feet (72 square meters), this cozy home from House Plans features an abundance of windows that make the house feel larger than it actually is. The wraparound porch encompasses a walk-through great room with a fireplace, which opens up to the kitchen/dining area on the right. Also found on this floor are a half bathroom, a laundry area, and a storage closet.The bedroom is tucked away privately on the second floor, as is a full bathroom.
2. One bedroom cottage with possible expansion from Architectural Design
This floor plan from Architectural Designs measures 833 square feet (77 square meters), and it's perfect for a couple. You can enter the home through either of the two entrances on the wraparound deck, one of which leads to the kitchen/dining area. The living room is to the right of the kitchen, and the bedroom is behind the living room on the other side of the stairs. The bathroom is fairly large; it has room for both a shower and a tub as well as a laundry area. If your family grows, this plan also allows you to expand into a second floor and add more bedrooms or an extra bathroom.
3. Charming country cottage from Carolina Home Plans
At 947 square feet (88 square meters), this charming little cottage from Carolina Home Plans has plenty of indoor space as well as outdoor space. I large kitchen and a spacious living room take up the front portion of the house, while two bedrooms are found at the back. The bathroom is found just off the main living area, and the master bedroom has its own full bathroom as well. There are four pairs of double doors that open to the large wraparound deck: one in each bedroom, one in the kitchen, and one between the kitchen and the living room.
4. One bedroom home with two walk-in closets from Floor Plans
This gorgeous home from Floor Plans measures 840 square feet (78 square meters), and it feels nice and open thanks to 10' high ceilings. You enter the home through the inviting wraparound porch, and are immediately greeted by the open concept dining and living area. The kitchen is tiny, but it puts everything you need right at your fingertips. The bedroom is accessed through louver bi-folding doors, and it has not one but two walk-in closets! You can get to the bathroom right from the bedroom, but it can also conveniently be accessed from the porch.
5. Cottage with a full wall of windows from ePlanshttp://www.eplans.com/house-plans/epl/hwepl70417.html?from=search
This design from ePlans measures 582 square feet (54 square meters), and it's full of natural light thanks to an entire wall of windows. The full wraparound deck allows you to enter the home through this kitchen, which in turn gives you access to a full bathroom and a laundry room on the left. The sleeping loft upstairs has lovely 10' ceilings, and plenty of room for a large bed and all your clothing.
6. Cottage with classic exterior detailing from House Plans
Measuring 950 square feet (88 square meters), this design from House Plans has more than enough room for a family to live comfortably. A half bathroom is conveniently located on the first floor, and the wraparound deck allows you to access the open concept kitchen and living area in two places. The kitchen features an island with a stove top, and a sun room just off the kitchen is home to the dining room. Upstairs are two bedrooms, as well as a full bathroom with a tub.