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10 Design Trends Likely to Define the 2015 Home     Are you imagining a new look for your home for the New Year?  Don’t “curb your enthusiasm,” as experts predict new - as well as carry-over - trends that are likely to define the home in 2015 and beyond.   From bigger family rooms to open floor plans, flexible spaces, and cleaner footprints, the 2015 home will be an indication of changing lifestyles and perspectives. With more room for casual entertaining, flexible family spaces, and outdoor living areas, exciting innovations in home décor and designs are in store for the home of 2015.     What to Expect in 2015   1.  The "forever" home: Read more
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Published On : 11-19-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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The Open Floor Plan: Stylish Living without Walls
Open Floor Plans: Welcome to the “Undivided” Home      Say goodbye to formal living and dining rooms. Welcome to the open floor plan - one great, free-flowing space without walls and boundaries.   A design that took flight in the late 1980s, the open floor plan continues to be a fashionable and charming home style for most Americans. Today’s families crave an unobstructed space where they can gather together and interact with each other and their friends freely and casually. They are looking to break down walls and barriers to create a center of activity. So, gone are old-fashioned layouts with narrow passageways, small rooms, and underused areas like formal sitting rooms and enclosed for Read more
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Published On : 11-12-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Pacific Northwest Style Adapts Architectural Designs to Region’s Landscape & Climate
  Pacific Northwest Style Captures the Character, Diversity and Lifestyle of the Region   A style where architecture does not get in the way of nature, Pacific Northwest designs accent the region’s natural beauty and landscapes. Whether it’s a rustic cabin, a bungalow, an Arts & Crafts or Craftsman, Queen Anne, modern contemporary home, or a houseboat, the Pacific Northwest home is built to work and adapt to its environment.     An attractive two-story three-bedroom bungalow has a roomy covered front porch.  The roof is of asphalt shingles and the exterior walls are of wood siding. Notice an abundance of glass windows on both floors and the deep overhang typical in a Pacifi Read more
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Published On : 11-03-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Come Into My House: Stylish Entrances That Make a Statement
Come Into My House: Stylish Entrances That Make a Statement   One of the hottest trends in the housing industry, the front door or entryway has been likened to a book cover.  It’s the first thing people see when they walk up the pathway or the courtyard. Whether it’s classically simple, modern, or ornate, the front entryway creates an impression on guests and curious onlookers.   Traditionally in the spotlight during Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, the front door has been emerging as a hot trend for several years. Much like everything else in home design, it has gone through a fashion evolution. Gone are the days of the ordinary and functional front door.      Today&r Read more
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Published On : 10-24-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Put Some Halloween Magic and Mystery in Your Home
Are Halloween Magic and Mystery in Your Home? - Fun Tips for a Scary Look -    Halloween is one of the most popular celebrations in the country and around the world We see it as a time to dress up in funny or frightening costumes, carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, go “trick or treating” for goodies, tell ghost stories, and seek out spooky houses with bats and witches. Halloween is all of these and much more. It is also a festival steeped in tradition, superstition and history that dates back to the ancient Celts.   With autumn in full swing and another Halloween around the corner, let’s really get into its spirit and look at how we can make our homes eerie masterpieces.     Read more
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Published On : 10-29-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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The Southwest Style Home: Traces of Spanish Colonial and Native American Designs
Southwest Style Home Design: A Closer Look at Its Architecture and Interior Design    A style that answers to many names – Pueblo, Sunbelt house plan, Mission Revival - the Southwest home is defined by a fusion of Spanish Colonial and Native American designs. Typically built in regions with warm climates like Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, Southwest style homes with their terracotta roofs, stucco exteriors, arches, and rich textures add splashes of color to the desert landscape.    A two-story five bedroom Southwest home with earth tone exteriors and arched windows. On the first floor is a spacious Great Room – living room, kitchen/breakfast room - and a bedroom suite. The master suite i Read more
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Published On : 10-14-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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The In-Law Suite: Say Hello to a Home-within-the-Home
The In-Law Suite: Welcome to a Home-Within-the-Home   On an upswing for a number of years, in-law suites have redefined the idea of living together for the modern family. These “homes-within-the-home” are stylish accommodations for in-laws, returning children, or overnight/weekend guests. And, they come in all shapes and sizes - from a garage studio apartment, to a first floor master bedroom, a refinished basement, or a tiny cottage on the grounds of the primary residence.          A spacious one-bedroom garage apartment is an attractive option as a guest house or suite for an adult child. It features a full bathroom, kitchen and living room.  (view this plan # 149-1837) Read more
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Published On : 10-06-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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The One-Story Home: Stylish Living Without Stairs
The One-Story Home: Stylish Living Without Stairs   The one-story home is emerging as a fashionable and sought-after style on the American horizon. With no stairs to navigate, a one-story house plan can be versatile and adaptable. Today people from coast to coast are finding a number of creative design options. There are cozy Cape Cods, bungalows, ranches, artsy Craftsman, chic European and Mediterranean, comfortable Southern and country styles.   Wouldn’t you love living in this amazing one-story, three bedroom Craftsman home? The impressive exterior includes a roof of asphalt shingles, a delightful courtyard, and a covered front porch. Walk into the foyer to a vaulted family room, kitchen (below) and a cov Read more
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Published On : 09-29-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Is Tiny Living For You? The Tiny House: A Look at a Minimalist Style
Is Tiny Living For You? The Tiny House: A Look at a Minimalist Style   It started as a quiet ripple that gained momentum, with more and more Americans considering the advantages of tiny houses. The desire to move away from the big home and live a simpler, mortgage-free life has attracted enough of the population to make the tiny house movement a viable alternative.    But, would you – and could you – live in a tiny house? That all depends on your perception of tiny living.     Going from Small House Plans to the Tiny Home   For some, the turnabout is quite dramatic – going from the normal house plans of 2,000 square feet or more, with three to four bedrooms to the Read more
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Published On : 09-16-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Award-Winning TV Celebrity Home Designs
With the Emmys right around the corner, we are seeing lots of news about the shows and stars who are up for awards. Popular television stars have some of the most extravagant homes we will ever see – from Malibu to New York City to Chicago and Miami, many U.S. cities are popular hot spots for celebrities. It is always kind of fun to take a peek at where the rich and the famous live. In fact, this year’s Emmy host Seth Meyers recently purchased a $3.5.million West Village condo. The Saturday Night Live cast member bought the 994-square-foot apartment last January around the same time he started as the host of Late Night, taking over for Jimmy Fallon.   Patrick Dempsy of Grey’s Anatomy owns a home (right) Read more
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Published On : 08-21-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Country House Design: An Expression of Picturesque and Rustic Simplicity
The Country Style Home: An Expression of Picturesque and Rustic Simplicity   One of the most popular and distinctly American architectural styles, the country house design has fascinated and enthralled generations with its mix of the beautiful and practical. Much simpler than its English counterpart, country homes in the United States take their cue from the renowned landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing, who introduced lawns and open spaces to his simple cottages.    Typically one-story to two-story structures, country homes can be informal, elegant and luxurious as one’s lifestyle dictates.  The one thing that remains the same is the feeling of comfort and ease both inside and outside the home. Read more
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Published On : 08-07-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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