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16th Mar, 2015
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Ranch House Plan, Home Plan, Ryland 30-336

The Brick veneer exterior gives a look of substance to the Ryland home plan. Decorative supports highlight gable peaks and eaves, and raised brick trim...

11th Mar, 2015
Articles, Blog

The weather is gorgeous outside. Yet you are stuck inside looking out a small window because you simply don't have the outdoor area where you can sit back and relax. Now is the time to invest in an indoor/outdoor living space when constructing your new home or second vacation home. Indoor/outdoor living spaces are a growing trend for homeowners across the country as they provide the outdoor relaxation and majestic scenic views combined with all the indoor amenities to make the space comfortable.

Types of Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

There are a variety of indoor/outdoor living spaces to select from that will fit into the style of your home, your personality and how you want to use the space. You will also have to select the type of space based on the...

5th Mar, 2015
Blog, New Home Plans

Garage with Living, 2 story garage plan, garage design, Garage 20-137

Garage 20-137

This Craftsman garage design offers storage for up to two cars plus an additional car in the attached carport. Both garage doors are 9' wide and 8' tall. At the back main...

4th Mar, 2015
Articles, Blog

Nobody expects everyone to like the same decor themes. Yet it does make it tough for couples to decide what type of furnishings and decorations to have in their home. You like the traditional decor with classic furniture, rich colors and 18th-century Old World architecture while your spouse lives for the modern designs with clean lines and simple neutral colors. It's okay that your personalities don't match. You can combine both styles in the same decor theme while having a beautiful home.

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2nd Mar, 2015
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Ranch House Plan, View Lot Home Plan, Silvercrest 11-143

No matter where you are in the Silvercrest contemporary ranch-style home, silvery natural light flows in through richly glassed banks of multi-...

2nd Mar, 2015
Articles, Blog

 

If you are noticing more people residing around your neighborhood, it is no surprise. Fifty-one million Americans are embracing the lifestyle known as multigenerational living. The college grad across the street is back and Grandpa’s moved in, too. The retired couple next door has a full house — their daughter, her husband and three grandkids. The bungalow house a block away was just bought — jointly — by adult children and their parents. Multiple generations under one roof, also known as multigenerational housing, is becoming quite commonplace.
 
Economics and age group help...
25th Feb, 2015
Articles, Blog

You've packed your toothbrush and your travel wallet. You are ready to get away from the big city and travel to that second home by the mountains, lake or in countryside where you can have a relaxing a peaceful weekend getaway. While you may have packed the essentials for yourself and the family, don't forget that your second dwelling will need to be prepared for your stay, even for those short vacations.

Weekend Essentials

Shower Curtains

It may sound like a weird thing to pack away with the sweaters and beauty care products. Yet if you haven't been to the second home for awhile, and hadn't done any cleaning...

23rd Feb, 2015
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Featured House Plan of the Week, Ranch Home Plan, Vacation Home Plan, Ottawa 30-601

The Ottawa's vaulted great room is full of natural light and the core of design. Windows and atrium doors fill most of the front wall, and more are stacked above where they sparkle across the front gable. A mirror-image window set fills the rear gable. This design...

20th Feb, 2015
Blog, New Home Plans

Country House Plan, Home Plan, Carthage 30-969, Narrow Lot House Plan

Ideal for a narrow city lot or out on rural property, the Carthage house plan will bring country charm to where ever...

17th Feb, 2015
Articles, Blog

Humans are very visual as we associate colors with our feelings, behaviors and personalities. So it isn't any wonder that certain colors can create more relaxing moods while other colors instill passion and romance. When you are debating about what colors to use when designing the home decor, keep in mind the type of mood you want to create. Also, colors can have an interesting affect on the home itself. Some colors can make a room feel larger than it actually is or create a sense of coziness to large rooms so the huge space doesn't feel overwhelming. The colors can also improve the function of a room.

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