Dimension plans are a printed layout of a home. They are less detailed than blue prints, but give the dimensions of the home and each room. Dimension plans are often shown to people who are looking to buy a home. These plans are made available to potential buyers before they schedule a time to look at a home. They may also be given to potential buyers during an open house so that they have something to refer back to as they make a decision. Dimension plans are also typically used when looking at building a house. The general contractor will put several plans in front of the owner based on their budget. When one of the plans is chosen, detailed blue prints for that layout will be used to build the home.