18′ x 31′ South Facing small house plan

18′ x 31′ South Facing small house plan || Plan No :- 102

Transform your dream of the perfect 18’X31′ South Facing home into a reality with our expert building design and planning guide. Our step-by-step process ensures that every detail of your home is carefully considered and crafted to perfection. Don’t settle for anything less than the best – start building your dream home today!

Plot Size and Details

  • Plot Area –18’X31′ – 558 sqft.
  • Ground Floor Area – 558 sqft. 

Plan Details

  • Bed Room – 1
  • Living Rom – 1
  • Kitchen – 1
  • Living cum Dinning Hall  – 1
  • Toilet – 1 common
  • Staircase

Construction Cost

Ground Floor – INR. 7.5 Lakh                                          (USD. 9146)

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Understanding South Facing House

  • Potential overheating in summer; shading and insulation are essential.
  • Glare from direct sunlight may require appropriate window treatments.
  • Room functionality should be planned to accommodate preferences for sunlight.
  • Climate-specific factors should be considered during design.

Customize the design to suit your specific needs and consult professionals for a well-planned south-facing house plan.

Benefits of South Facing House

  • Abundant natural light throughout the day.
  • Potential for solar heat gain during winter, reducing heating costs.
  • Energy efficiency with proper design and ventilation.
  • Ideal for installing solar panels on the roof.
  • Well-suited for gardening and outdoor activities.
  • Passive solar design principles can be employed for improved comfort and energy savings.

30x40 West facing ground floor house plan

18x31 house plan

West Facing House Ground Floor Plan Rules

  • Place the main entrance on the southeast or southwest side.
  • Position living spaces on the southern side to maximize natural light.
  • Locate bedrooms and private areas towards the north or east.
  • Design the kitchen and dining areas on the southeast or southwest side.
  • Create outdoor spaces on the southern side for sun exposure.
  • Use large windows to maximize natural light and views.
  • Incorporate shading elements or landscaping for sun protection.
  • Choose light-colored finishes to reflect natural light.
  • Consider window treatments for light control and privacy.
  • Customize the plan based on your specific needs and preferences.

Remember, these rules are general guidelines, and it’s advisable to consult with professionals to design a tailored ground floor plan that suits your specific south-facing house.

12'X46' West Facing House Floor Plan

  • Master Bed Room = 10”X11′
  • Living cum Dinning Hall = 12’x20′
  • Kitchen = 8’X6’′
  • Wash Room = 4’X8′ (Common)

Design Tips for South Facing House

1.    Maximize Natural Light:

Position windows and openings on the southern side to capture ample sunlight throughout the day.  Use skylights or light tubes to bring natural light into interior spaces.

2.    Consider Solar Heat:

Use shading elements like overhangs or awnings to prevent excessive heat gain during summer.  Incorporate thermal mass materials, such as concrete or brick, to absorb and release heat slowly.

3.    Outdoor Living Spaces:

Create outdoor areas on the southern side for sun-soaked gardens, patios, or decks. Include pergolas or arbors to provide shade and create comfortable outdoor living spaces.

4.    Proper Ventilation:

Design the layout to facilitate cross ventilation by placing windows on opposite sides of the house.  Use operable windows or vents to allow for natural airflow and cooling.

5.    Energy Efficiency:

Install energy-efficient windows to balance natural light and heat gain. Use insulation in walls, roofs, and floors to improve energy efficiency and maintain a comfortable indoor environment.

6.    Room Placement:

Place living areas, such as the living room or family room, on the southern side to maximize sunlight exposure. Locate bedrooms and private spaces on the northern or eastern side to minimize direct sunlight.

7.    Window Treatments:

Install window treatments, such as blinds or curtains, that allow for light control and privacy. Consider solar shades or tinted films to reduce glare and block excessive heat during peak sunlight hours.

8.    Landscape Design:

Incorporate landscaping features like trees or shrubs to provide shade and add visual interest. Use planting strategies to block or filter sunlight, creating a comfortable outdoor environment.

Remember to adapt these design tips to your specific needs and consult with professionals, such as architects or designers, for a customized south-facing house design.



Ground Floor Construction cost

Approx. Total cost Estimate: – Rs. 9,40,230 Lakhs 

This value is approximate because your estimate depend upon LOCATION and QUALITY of building material.

Calculation House Construction Cost

Calculation House Construction Material

Cost Estimate for Building a 18'X31' South Facing House

A house of this size can be built for a range of prices, depending on the location, the building materials, and the facilities it will include. However, based on the previously mentioned parameters, an approximate cost range for building a house of this size would be between INR 7.5 lakhs to INR 8 lakhs.

A competent contractor should be consulted to obtain a more precise cost estimate for the construction of your dream home. They can provide you a thorough explanation of the costs and assist you in choosing the right components, designs, and housing layouts.

Conclusion: If you plan carefully and select the correct contractors to build your 18’X46′ West Facing House, it can be a terrific investment. We hope that this post has given you some useful advice, suggestions, and price ranges for constructing your ideal home.

Engineer Abdul Quuddus

Md Abdul Quddus (Company CEO)

About Designer :

My name is Md Abdul Quddus and I am a qualified civil engineer and interior designer. I have completed my B.Tech in Civil Engineering and Interior Designing and have worked on over 1000 projects. I am currently based in West Bengal and specialize in both 2D and 3D design.

Throughout my career, I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from individual homeowners to large-scale commercial projects. I believe that every project is unique and requires a personalized approach to ensure that the end result meets the needs and preferences of the client.

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