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16th Dec, 2014
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Older people are no longer being regulated to nursing and assisted living homes when they no longer want to live on their own. For many aging baby boomers, they are living with their adult children in their own places commonly referred to as Granny Flats.

Granny Flats, also known as Mother-in-Law Additions or Secondary Suites, are additions added to the main living space that allow older people a place to live and be close to their families. These additions can be built directly onto the home, or a builder can convert a garage into an apartment for the older relative. The flats usually have a master bedroom and a bathroom for the relative. Yet they can also be equipped with kitchens, living rooms and separate entrances.

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1st Dec, 2014
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Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Carrington 30-360

Today’s homeowners are smartly maximizing the additional space of their bonus rooms to accommodate a range of contemporary activities, making it a highly functional room which looks great and offers something for the whole family.

The idea of a bonus room is actually a newer phenomenon and unique to the American culture. Prior to the 80’s, it was common for families to convert a garage in a single-level...

24th Nov, 2014
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Veterans Houseing Project, Morrison 30-973, Cottage House plan, Home Plan

Soldiers make great sacrifices to protect the rights and freedoms of all people in our great nation. Their daily dedication and fortitude is something that we are all proud of as we welcome these veterans home for the transition into a civilian lifestyle. Unfortunately, the transition can be difficult for many veterans, as they cannot find affordable housing for themselves and their families while trying to find new employment opportunities....

3rd Nov, 2014
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By the time many people are ready to build their dream home, they’ve pored over hundreds of pages throughout dozens of interior design magazines, imagining countless custom treatments. And, while it’s tempting to admire pictures of beautifully designed rooms, the true test of a top quality home begins with the details of a custom floor plan.

Every family is unique and a custom home designed specifically for a family’s lifestyle can create an unparalleled living experience. From the home’s entrance into the main living spaces, to the kitchen and dining configuration, or mudroom-utility and garage transition, the right floor plan can...

1st Oct, 2014
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Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Bungalow House Plan, Glen Eden 50-017

Glen Eden 50-017

For many people, owning a big home with a spacious back yard in a neighborhood of similarly sized dwellings is still the ultimate symbol of achieving the...

11th Sep, 2014
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Selecting the right type of house plan is a big decision for homeowners, whether they are first-time owners or people looking for their second home. With the Internet readily available to most Americans, it isn't any wonder that people are selecting home plans online. The versatility of seeing how the house will look on the inside without traveling to see a display house gives people the perfect view of the interior as they compare home plan designs until they can select the right one for themselves and their families.

The year 2014 has shown some interesting trends in house plan designs. Check out the latest trends that people are adopting when wanting to build their custom dream home.

 

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9th Sep, 2014
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Custom Home Design Services

With the power of the internet today’s home buyers have more choices than ever. Even with all of the design options available many people are still unable to find a predesigned house plan that fits all of their needs and lifestyle. For many a custom home design is the answer. As professional building designers we have helped thousands of clients create the home of their dreams.

A few years back, our clients Mr. & Mrs. U came to us to help them design a home to not only fit on their narrow, downhill sloping building...

1st Sep, 2014
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Green House Plan, Bungalow House Plan, Home Plan, Greenwood 70-001
Greenwood 70-001

New construction energy standards for Oregon went into effect July 1, 2014 and far exceed the building requirements of the last decade. The...

30th Jul, 2014
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Dog Friendly House Plan, Country House Plan, Home Plan, Luxury House Plan, Nottingham 30-965
Nottingham 30-965

 

There are people who own dogs and then there are dog people. We all know the difference. While the Southern states dominate in the number of dogs per capita, according to the ...

1st Jul, 2014
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Garage Plans with Apartment, ADU, Granny Flat, Accessory Dwelling Unit, Backyard Cottage

Building a separate apartment unit over the garage or adding a small cottage on a single family property is becoming a popular concept, but it is certainly not a new idea. In fact, it was quite common in larger cities to see separate dwelling units in traditional and older housing districts. During the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s many people rented out their separate units...

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