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30th Sep, 2016
Blog, New Home Plans

Duplex Plan, Multi Family Home Plan, House Plan, Columbine 60-046

The Columbine is a charming cottage duplex plan which has two unique units. Unit A is 1-1/2 stories and offers an owners' suite and great room on the main floor with two secondary bedrooms and a full bathroom on the second level. This unit also has a tandum garage that can park up to two cars deep. Unit B is a little smaller and features two main floor bedrooms, a great room, and a single car garage. This duplex is designed for maximum privacy the only shared wall between each unit is between the garages.

26th Sep, 2016
Blog, New Home Plans

We've been busy here at Associated Designs and we're happy to showcase several new house plans now available. All of the new designs feature the great room concept and range from compact to mid-sized homes.

Traditional House Plan, Home Plan, Ferndale 31-026

Ferndale 31-026

  • Traditional House Plan
  • 1497 Square Feet
  • Compact Floor Plan
  • Split Bedrooms

Bungalow House Plan, Home Plan, Nanucket 31-027

Nantucket 31-027

  • Bungalow House Plan
  • 1859 Square Feet 
  • Covered Front Porch
  • Den
  • Corner Fireplace

Ranch House Plan, Home Plan, Dahlia 31-041

Dahlia 31-041

  • Ranch House Plan
  • 2017 Square Feet
  • Den
  • Split Bedrooms

Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Gardenia 31-048

Gardenia 31-048

  • Craftsman-style House Plan
  • 1819 Square Feet
  • Large Kitchen
  • Walk-In Shower

Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Northampton 31-052

Northampton 31-052

  • Craftman-style house plan
  • 2015 Square Feet
  • Great Room
  • Den
26th Sep, 2016
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Featured House Plan of the Week, Brynwood 30-430, European House Plan, Home Plan

Soaring arches blend with custom stone masonry in the European-style Brynwood, creating a visually intriguing front facade. 

Bright and spacious gathering spaces complete the ground floor in this luxury, three-level house plan. Bedrooms are located upstairs, and a three-car garage, plus a plenty of extra storage space, are below, accessed via a down-sloping driveway on the left.

Natural light flows into the foyer through sidelights and an elliptical arched transom. Straight ahead is a vaulted, richly windowed great room. On the foyer's left, a wide opening leads into the dining room. To the right, an alcove holds a walk-in coat closet and convenient powder room, which is linked to a larger bathroom, and a hobby or guest room.

Pocket doors at the rear of the dining room reveal or conceal a passageway to the large kitchen. The bayed nook has plenty of windows and additional windows in front of the sink offers views of the patio and rear yard. A cozy window seat lines one side of the nook; a pantry and built-in desk nestle into the other.

This area is also offers plenty of storage and counter space. Utilities are closeby, along with a toilet and a walk-in pantry.

Upstairs, skylights brighten the luxurious vaulted owners' suite. Features here include: a large walk-in closet, walk-in shower, a corner soaking tub, a private balcony deck with hot tub, and a study.

Two more bedrooms share a jack-n-jill bathroom. A vaulted loft with a balcony provides separation between the owners' suite and secondary bedrooms. 

19th Sep, 2016
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Contemporary House Plan, Home Plan, Featured House Plan of the Week, Westbrook 30-065

Raised brick planters and a lofty brick-columned portico give a sense of solidity to the Westbrook, a spacious contemporary ranch-style home that offers a wide selection of living environments. 

Sidelights and transom windows frame the door in the entrance. Entering, you find yourself in an octagonal foyer with an 11-foot tray ceiling.

The library and parlor feature 11-foot ceilings. The dining room has a step-tray ceiling that's nearly 10 feet high, and a built-in buffet/hutch.

The large kitchen features a center work island and large walk-in pantry as well as cupboards and counters on three sides. Windows brighten the area while columns mark the boundary between kitchen and vaulted family room.

French doors open on a charming side courtyard where brick columns support an overhead arbor of open beams. Another set of French doors leads to a large partially covered rear patio.

A long plant shelf spans the passageway leading to the secondary bedrooms. Each of these bedrooms has a boxed-bay window seat with storage below, and share a large bathroom with a dual vanity.

Amenities in the luxurious owners' suite include a large walk-in closet and as spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, spa tub, private toilet, and double vanity.

Utilities are centrally located in a large utility room that is easy to access from the three-car garage or the family room.

12th Sep, 2016
Blog, New Home Plans

New House Plan, Ranch style home plan, Eastgate 31-047

Craftsman-style windows and slender columns create a warm, natural feel to the Eastgate, a compact ranch home plan. Wide windows brighten the expansive living room and dining area, open to the kitchen which features an island with eating bar and corner walk-in pantry. A single door in the dining area opens onto a partially covered patio.

12th Sep, 2016
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Featured House Plan of the Week, Ridgeline 10-062, Lodge House Plan, Home Plan

The Ridgeline's contemporary floor plan may come as a delightful surprise for this log home. Stacks of peeled logs, accented by wide expanses of glass, form the exterior of this home. Corners are overlapped in the traditional scribe fit.

What's not traditional is the hexagonal shape and the naturally bright interior. Every room is richly windowed and allows for full appreciation of a view to the rear, whether is a mountain range, river or canyon. At the back sliding glass doors in the great room open onto a wide, railed deck that wraps around three sides.

A pot-bellied wood stove on a hexagonal stone hearth is at the heart of the spacious vaulted great room. Exposed roof beams sweep up to a lofty central peak over the stove.

The kitchen is in the left side, next to the great room and open to it. Range and oven face into the open space, across the eating penninsula. This compact kitchen, has plenty of counter and cupboard space, and a built-in dishwasher. Utilities are tucked into an alcove hidden by folding doors.

Both bedrooms are private, located on the far ends of the rectangular wings up front. The owners' suite has a large closet, linen storage and a private bathroom with an oversized shower. The second bedroom shares the main bathroom, which has a combined tub and shower.

A railed, vaulted covered entry porch extends a warm welcome to family and guests. Coat closets and storage space are just inside the front door.

8th Sep, 2016
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Featured House Plan of the Week, Craftsman House Plan, Home lan, Belknap 30-771

Craftsman detailing creates nostalgic charm to the Belknap house plan. Notice the gridded window uppers and the stone veneer clad post supports. An old- fashioned wooden porch swing would be nice on the covered front porch or handsome wicker furniture would work well too.

On the main floor, formal and informal gathering spaces fill the left side. A den, utility room, half bath, and luxurious owners' suite are on the right side, along with direct access to the garage. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a study are upstairs.

The living room and den are well separated from the more relaxed family living areas at the rear. The foyer is open to the living room, while den access is around the corner to the right. The foyer takes you directly to the kitchen, while turning left at the stairs brings you into a bright and expansive two-story great room. Craftsman windows on two levels flank the fireplace.

Twin sets of continental columns line the wide opening between the great room and vaulted dining room. A sliding glass doors at the rear of the dining room offer increased air circulation, and easy access to a covered patio.

An open passageway and a long raised eating counter bound the dining room and efficient kitchen. Standing at the cooktop, you can talk to people in the dining room and see out onto the patio. The kitchen sink offers a wide view of the rear yard.

The vaulted owners' suite has windows that face the back yard, along with three slender side windows. Luxury amenities include a deep walk-in closet, dual vanity, a shower, spa tub, and totally private toilet.

6th Sep, 2016
Articles, Blog

At some point, in your journey to find the ideal home that’s right for you and your family, you’ll realize that even the most well-designed plan doesn’t have everything you want. The rooms may be too small, the kitchen without sufficient storage. There may be a bonus room, but the bonus room is set up as a den and you want a playroom and an office. All the pieces are there, but nothing is fitting the way you want it to.

Custom Home Design, Custom House Plans

There are thousands of home plans on the Internet to choose from and any one of them can be modified to fit your needs, but that’s not the only solution available. Custom designed homes are one-of-a-kind and designed from scratch, and allow for the greatest advantages in any type of lot or home size. For the homeowner, it’s the path to originality.

“It’s not just about big, expensive houses or hard and difficult lots,” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of Associated Designs, Inc. “It’s about getting what you want in your home.”

In fact, most prospective homeowners have goals and dreams that are unique to them – whether it’s vaulted ceilings or a guest suite above the garage or a home office space. These unique conditions or ideas may not be found in a typical pre-designed home. So the point of custom designed homes is that you are given greater control of the design. It’s your personality, your characteristics that are put down on paper – not someone else’s.

“Oftentimes,” said McAlexander, “people gravitate to custom designed homes because they have these unique objectives that don’t fit into what they’ve seen in their Internet browsing. That’s where a custom design comes into play.”

With a designer at your back, the first step to custom design is to analyze what your needs are and what your goals as a homeowner are. This might begin with a typical search online for home plans. These home plans provide ideas and concepts that give you a place to start. In many ways, the online search is a tool that can be used not only for ideas but also for your own education. The more you know about homes, the more likely you’ll be able to explain your dreams to the designer.

A lot of times, the goals are conflicting and designers can help turn a dream into reality. During the initial discussions, the designer will ask a lot of questions that will help pinpoint exactly what it is you desire – from number of rooms to bonus rooms, to master bathroom requirements, to office space essentials.

“Asking questions evolves into more questions and follow-up questions,” said McAlexander. “More often than not, the designer wants to know what you, the homeowner, aren’t telling him because you don’t see another option or alternative. This is a common question asked of clients because the ultimate goal of a custom designed home is to put all the options on the table and piece them together into your dream home.”

Since a custom design starts with a blank piece of paper, these questions help the designer highlight an essential design or concept that you want from which the rest of the house can be designed around such as a fireplace, a vaulted living room or a large country kitchen. Other times, the design discussion will center on space, layout and room purpose. For instance, if you desire a bonus room, the question may revolve around why you want the room and what it will be used for.

“The bonus room concept has evolved over the last 10 to 15 years, but everyone uses them a little differently,” said McAlexander. “Since the home is being customized, there is a greater ability to make the room work for you. And depending on what you use it for, there may be a better approach to the design. The designer essentially becomes the puzzle master. Your ideas are the pieces to the puzzle, and when all the pieces fit, the home comes together.”

Custom designed homes are therefore not just for the dreamer who wants the big ranch house on a huge plot of land with amazing views. It’s for everyone.  Your unique ideas for a small house or a big house, on a small lot or a big lot, can be tailored to fit exactly what you’ve been dreaming of since you first started thinking about a house of your own. 

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