While home ownership is still the American dream, building your own home can be one of life's most satisfying adventures. Looking for a place to start? You've found it. Any one of these affordable plans can be built with all the national brands you have come to love and trust at Lowe's. That's everything you need, from framing lumber to siding, flooring, and paint. You'll appreciate the easy-to-build standard frame construction of these single-story "starter" homes and the smart thinking behind them. All plans have been designed to use a single plate height and dimensional lumber without the use of trusses. Three foundations are included to suit your lot and local site conditions: slab on grade, crawl space, and full basement. What's more, as a cost-saving measure, each house has been designed in advance for a future second-floor addition, if you choose to build one. The basement girders and first-floor headers have been engineered to carry the additional load, and the ceiling is designed to be the future second-story floor system. You can purchase the one-story plan, and then purchase the second-story addition later. Or you can buy the two-story plan at the start.