You'll find a selection of Log Home Plans available through Associated Designs. These designs are great for vacation homes, second homes or even primary residences. Many of these log homes have also been converted to conventional 2x6 framing. To search through our variety of log home designs click here.
Intriguing Dufferin stone veneer covers much of this European-style home’s front facade. A richly windowed gathering space comprises the great room, kitchen and nook. The great room’s gas fireplace can be enjoyed from the visually open kitchen. A recreation room, bathroom and walk-in storage closet are upstairs, over the garage.
Inside this transitional home, the floor plan is comfortably contemporary. A rambling array of interconnected gathering spaces fills two-thirds of the ground floor, while a well-appointed owners' suite claims most of the remainder. Two bedrooms, a bathroom and a bonus room are upstairs.
•Richly windowed European style home plan
•Large kitchen access sun room, dining room, and great room
•Owners' suite features large sitting area and walk-in shower
The Home Builders Association of Lane County has constructed the Tazewell 30-477 The Home Builders Association of Lane County has constructed the Tazewell 30-477 house plan to showcase on the Tour of Homes held July 26th through August 3rd. Associated Designs has donated design services for the HBA PAC house for 9 years. This year's HBA PAC house will highlight the use of green building techniques.
To view an article on construction of this years PAC house from On the Level, the June 2008 Newsletter of the Home Builders Association of Lane County click: hba-home-article.pdf
To view plan details of the Tazewell 30-477 click here. To view photos of this house's progress, view comments.
This craftsman home plan features slender posts and multipaned upper window sashes. Kitchen has a conversation bar space for folks to hang out without crowding the cooks. Doors linking dining room and parlor open to create one bright area. "Our Reputation Builds With You" - Steve Johnson Construction
**This post has photos of the completed house plan in comments section!
Associated Designs has assembled a collection of the "Best Selling House Plans". Take a look through them, and you'll see why. This collection is updated to reflect the current trends among plan purchasers in a wide range of sizes and styles. While these designs may not be exactly what you are searching for, we have plenty of other home plans to choose from as well. Don't forget, all of our house plans can be modified!
If you are considering a large construction project, whether it be a brand new home or an addition to a home that you already have, hiring building contractors is something that you may have to look into. Hiring building contractors is not the simplest thing to do, but it certainly is not complicated. As a matter of fact, if you know just what you are looking for then the hiring process should be rather simple.By Craig Thornburrow
If you are considering a large construction project, whether it be a brand new home or an addition to a home that you already have, hiring building contractors is something that you may have to look into. Hiring building contractors is not the simplest thing to do, but it certainly is not complicated. As a matter of fact, if you know just what you are looking for then the hiring process should be rather simple. To help you in your endeavors to get your project done right and by the right people, read on for a few things that you should take into consideration when looking into building contractors.
Consider the Amount of Experience a Contractor Has
Even if you are in the business of giving a chance to newbies in the industry, doing so when it comes to general building contractors can be a huge disaster. Everybody has to learn somewhere-that is the truth; what is also true is that many times the learning experience can result in disaster, and if you don't want that disaster to be your new addition or construction, you should probably think twice about hiring a novice.
Make sure that your prospective building contractors have a proven track record of success. Good references and even photographs of work that they have done are a small thing to ask for, and can easily ensure that you don't get into a bigger project than you can handle. Also make sure that your contractor is properly insured and licensed in your city, county and state.
Consider Building Contractors Who Can Work With Your Budget
However reputable and honest your prospective building contractors may seem, if you can not fit them into your budget, you simply cannot fit them into your budget. Many building contractors may be more than happy to make some exceptions to fit your budget, perhaps by cutting a few corners or getting supplies that are a bit more affordable than the ones that you originally requested.
Some contractors will be willing to meet your financial needs, whereas others will not. If the building contractors that you have shortlisted are not affordable, there are always more out there that will be.
Make Sure That You and Your Contractor are On the Same Page
Even if your contractor is affordable and reputable, things may not work out. Why? Let's call it creative differences. Some people cannot work well together, and you must be able to work with them to make sure that the job gets done right. If not, all of the afford ability and experience in the world won't do you any good-your project stands the chance of failing and failure can be expensive.
Whether your project is big or small, hiring building contractors can be a bigger job than the construction project itself. It doesn't have to be though. Find someone reputable, honest, and affordable and you are already ahead of the game. Also make sure that when you are talking that you feel like your building contractor understands exactly what you are looking for.
An old fashioned porch welcomes family and friends to this contemporary version of the traditional country-style ranch house. Inside, three vaulted, interconnected gathering spaces flow together at the heart of the home, expanding the entire space front to back. Closets line one entire wall in the owners' suite, and its bathroom has a double vanity.
Natural light washes into vaulted gathering spaces through wide windows and sliding glass doors that offer easy access the covered patio of this cottage home plan. A raised eating bar forms a visually open boundary between the dining room and a large kitchen generously supplied with counter space. Upstairs, the recreation room has a wet bar and small bathroom.
Shutters, multipaned windows, and a full front porch create a warm welcome to this country house plan. The living room featuring a fireplace, flows into the dining room then to an open kitchen. A front-facing den, open to the entry, could be used as home office.
This post has photos of the completed house plan in comments section!
In reflective or visionary moments, maybe you've considered the possibility of designing and building a home perfectly suited to your lives.
That's exactly what the staff at Associated Designs invited readers to do several months ago when we published the 2008 Home from the Heart survey. Readers like you, from all over the United States and Canada, accepted our invitation. Now we'd like to share the tallied results of that survey along with some comparisons to ten years ago.
More than half want a one-story home between 2000 and 3500 square feet. When it comes to exterior styling, the ranch-style home continues its long run as the most popular exterior style. Ten years ago the size preferences were about the same, but country-style homes were the most desired.
One Missouri reader wrote, "The ideal home for me would be a ranch-style home that is very open, with no stairs." Her preference is echoed by many. More than 60% now prefer an informal great room, where living, dining and kitchen areas flow together, while only 5% want those rooms separated. But about a quarter did ask for a combination of formal spaces and great room. Times have changed a great deal in this respect; ten years ago only half opted for the great room concept, and the other half wanted separated living, dining and family rooms.
Features that have stayed about the same over the years are the number of bedrooms (3+), the number of bathrooms (2-3), and a strong desire for the owners' suite to be well isolated from other bedrooms. More than 50% then, as now, also wanted a computer center, and around 70% still prefer their utility room adjacent to the kitchen. As for big contrasts, the desire for a fireplace or woodstove has dropped from nearly 100% to 72%.
Two Oklahoma women from different towns asked for something we hadn't listed on our survey. Both wanted the laundry room to double as a mudroom "for dogs and grandkids." As usual, we always learn a lot from our readers!