Modern house plans offer a great alternative to the more traditional styles. Even if you don’t want to go all the way with an ultra-modern house plan, there are many modern-inspired house plans that are not too extreme in their appearance. When you choose modern house plans as the basis for the design of your home, you veer off from the overt use of traditional styles that seem to be prominent today. All house plans that fall into the modern category belong to a wide range of sub-styles some which draw on older house designs in order to gain the necessary basis for their modernity. Modern house plans include a range of styles, ranging from the stereotypical “concrete, steel, and glass” look to subtle or exaggerated variations of historically older house plan styles.