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14th Jan, 2015
Articles, Blog

As the winter chill settles over the country, you are probably having thoughts of spring. You are eager to get outside and enjoy planting your flowers, painting decks and lounging on your sofa with the smell of steaks charring on the grill. Yet before you get outside and enjoy the warm weather and relaxing backyard, you need to plan out your outdoor living space. Focusing on this area of your home will allow you to bring out its fullest potential. Use the following ideas to plan out your outdoor living space so you can make it the best aspect of your home in the spring.

Bring All The Architectural Elements Together

While some people look at outdoor spaces as an oasis in their home, there should be a design theme that makes it look like it belongs...

12th Jan, 2015
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Victorian House Plan, Home Plan, Featured Plan of the Week

The Canterbury, with its gingerbread trim, classical columns and conical tower, is an eye-catching update to the Queen Anne-style...

8th Jan, 2015
Blog, New Home Plans

4 car Garage Plan, Garage Plan with Storage

Garage Plan 20-151

This new 4 car garage plan features a covered storage area, a small living area with kitchenette and full bathroom. Each front garage door is 10'x10',

 

7th Jan, 2015
Articles, Blog

A house is more than a place over your head. It should inspire feelings of comfort, relaxation, excitement, fun and peace of mind. There are tons of aspects that may have drawn you into building a home that fits into your needs. Select those elements that will make you love the house as you will want to live in it for the rest of your life. Here are 6 aspects that can make you fall in love with your house.

1. Just The Right Size For You

The perfect house doesn't have to be the biggest one on the block. It also doesn't have to be so small that you can't move around. The right house to fall in love with has to be the right size for you, and your family. It should allow for everyone to live, have fun and engage comfortably.

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5th Jan, 2015
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Ranch House Plan, Home Plan, Hampshire 30-799

Columns, keystone arches and corner quoins lend a classic look to this ranch house plan. The Hampshire design has the potential to double its living space.

Its full, richly windowed daylight/...

1st Jan, 2015
Articles, Blog

Duplex Plan, Tupelo 60-006
Tupelo 60-006


 

Savvy young people are looking to build something other than the typical starter home. They are finding that a smartly designed duplex offers flexibility as their lives change, while providing a positive real estate investment.

Surveys that track the size and makeup of American families reflect a variety of lifestyles, compared to previous...

29th Dec, 2014
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Featured House Plan, Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Pineville 30-937

A large great room and linked living areas give a surprising sense of spaciousness to the compact Craftsman-style house plan. At slightly more than 1600 square feet, the...

22nd Dec, 2014
Articles, Blog

You’ve decided it’s time to update and freshen up your kitchen. Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t have to be a daunting experience as long as you keep a few of these tips in mind.

Understand The Kitchen Triangle

The kitchen triangle takes into consideration the position of the stove, refrigerator and sink to have free access to use each workstation. Each place should be within easy access to the other for quick cooking, yet spaced out far enough where if multiple people are in the kitchen that everyone isn't bumping or tripping over each other. The stove, sink and refrigerator should be less than 20 feet away from each other but more than ten feet in proximity to give enough space.

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22nd Dec, 2014
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Featured House Plan of the Week, Prairie Style House Plan, Home Plan, Hood River 30-947

Bold stone-veneer columns frame the Hood River’s lofty entry. Built on a rear downhill slope, this home is larger than it looks, thanks to the daylight basement.

Its low-pitched hipped roof and widely overhanging...

19th Dec, 2014
Articles, Blog

When considering building a new home, one consideration is the number of stories they should build. People need to make sure that they have enough room to accommodate their family, yet not too large a house that could be costly to maintain. Choices boil down to either a single story ranch style house or a two story home.

Ranch style houses have been a popular floor plan for decades, as all the rooms are located on a single level. There may be a second story bonus room, or storage space.


Two story homes have become...

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