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House Plans Create a Dramatic Decor Statement with Stylish Door Designs


Open Up Your Home to Fascinating Possibilities with Today’s Door Choices     It’s time to throw out the cookie-cutter designs and go for modern doors with exciting and unusual shapes and patterns. From the front door to interior doors and everything in between, doors are hot items. Today, homeowners are finding doors with bold colors, materials, and styles to make their residences as inviting and eye-catching as possible.        Open the beautiful wood doors of this two-story, four-bedroom luxury home, and feast your eyes on the lovely foyer and Great Room (left). The photo on the right shows the doors from inside. (Plan # 161-1017).      What was o Read more
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Published On : 03-25-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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A Home for All Ages: Adaptable Floor Plans Let Everyone—from Toddler to Grandma—Live in Style and Comfort
Create a “Forever” Home with Trendy and Attractive Adaptable House Plans     Home is where the heart is…and today you can make that home a “forever” place with an adaptable design that meets your changing needs at the different stages of your life. A style that originated in the ‘60s, the adaptable, or universal, plan is now a popular choice—and several of its features are making their way into most homes.     A delightful one-story country home with an open floor plan and a single-step front entryway can easily be adapted to accommodate changes and family dynamics. This particular plan already comes with an in-law suite (Plan # 153-1806).   Read more
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Published On : 03-18-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Get in Tune with Nature in a Mountain-Style Home
Mountain-Style House Plans: Not Just for Vacation Homes     Tired of waking up to the sounds of tooting car horns and screeching tires? And the sight of high-rise buildings when you look out your windows? Then it’s time to head up to the mountain retreat and get in tune with nature and its many beautiful sights.     Once most prevalent in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain States—and as vacation/weekend retreat homes—the mountain-style house plan is now emerging as one of the trendiest designs in today’s architectural scene. Today, it’s a popular choice among a growing number of homeowners attracted to a rustic, tranquil setting with wonderful views.     Wi Read more
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Published On : 03-11-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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The Latest Hardware Trends for Your New Home
Whether you are building a new home, or revamping your current home, it’s a good idea to review the latest trends in hardware.  Just remember it is essential to first know what you’ll need and how you want the specific spaces to look – be it kitchen, bath or utility rooms like your laundry room or garage. Most people are most interested in the latest kitchen designs.   There is also a change in the air when it comes to basic things in your new home such as stairway railings. We are seeing wood railings being replaced with a fresh lighter approach using metal hardware such as featured in this stunning modern Plan Collection house 6,495 sq. ft. five bedroom 5 bath (plan # 161-1048) which features 10' ceil Read more
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Published On : 03-06-2015
Author :Brian Toolan
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8 Tips on Creating a Functional, Sophisticated Open Floor Plan through Design
Make Your Open Floor Plan Functional and Sophisticated—By Design     So you’re ready to move into your new home and a most amazing open floor layout. Before you decide on color schemes, interior décor, and furniture, here are a few tips to make the floor plan more polished, appealing, and above all, comfortable.      1.  Minimize the clutter—Remember to visualize the overall space and sketch a diagram of where you want to position everything. This will create clean and comfortable lines.   A two-story country home with a delightfully laid out open floor/Great Room design. In this uncluttered space, the kitchen-dining-living areas merge seamlessly togethe Read more
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Published On : 03-04-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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European House Plans: Living the “Old World” Dream at Home
European-Style House Plans: Eclectic Old World Charm     One of the most popular and sought-after home styles in the United States is the European-style plan—a design that evokes the splendor of the Old World and eclectic charm of the European continent. From an English cottage to a Tudor home, a Mediterranean or Spanish house to a French-inspired country home, European house plans can be adapted to every region of the U.S.   Here, then, is a view of a delightful architectural look that brings together styles from England, France, and Italy.   This charming two-story, three-bedroom Tudor country home, with its wood-and-stone facade, features an arched entryway. (Plan # 146-1662) &nb Read more
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Published On : 02-25-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Old Home, New Look: Tips on Giving Your Home a Facelift
            Do-it-Yourself Remodeling Tips for a Picture-Perfect Home Makeover     You absolutely love your home! But because you’ve had the house for a few years, it’s natural to think that a little a touch-up may be in order for several rooms to give the “old” place a fresh new look. And you’ve decided that the time for the job is now.      What may seem like a daunting task can be done without calling a troop of designers or spending a cartload of money. Just be ready with your imagination, some creativity, and the willingness to work slowly—one room at a time. Here are several tips to consider for your home improvement proje Read more
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Published On : 02-19-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Inspiring Design Ideas from the Homes of Living US Presidents
  After Living in the White House, Comfortable Home Design Reigns     U.S. Presidents obviously have a profound impact on history. But over the years, their influence has also extended to home styles/designs and architecture.     Everyone knows about George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, FDR’s Little White House, the Adams Estate in Massachusetts, and even Abraham Lincoln’s ancestral home in Illinois. Perhaps more than any other presidential residence, Mount Vernon has inspired and spawned numerous homes built in the Georgian, Colonial, and Southern plantation styles.   But if you want to step into modern times and prefer other Pres Read more
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Published On : 02-11-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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A Barrage of Garages – Design Guidelines for Your Car’s Next Home
Tips for Designing the Ideal Garage for You     You want to build a new house. As you pore over house plans for your dream home, don’t forget about where you will put the family car—or more likely, cars. Of course, you will want something that complements the design of your house, but there are other considerations, some of which may be influenced by the size, shape, and slope of your building lot. How will you enter the garage? How big should it be? Will you want extra storage space? Do you want an attached or detached garage? Does it allow access to the house, and is it in close proximity to the kitchen (for unloading groceries)? Are the doors large enough for your needs? These are some of the questions to c Read more
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Published On : 02-04-2015
Author : Tim Bakke
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Cottage Style Meets Modern Lifestyle | Spotlight on Cottage Homes
From Small Home Living to Guest Houses – Cottage House Plans Have Something for Everyone     Do you think of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” or maybe Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon when somewhere refers to cottage homes? Yes, a cottage is a small and cozy dwelling. Such a home also features an informal floor plan and often evokes the charm of a fairy tale or countryside living. However, today’s cottages offer much more. Designers and architects are now creating cottage homes that offer the feel of plenty of space as well as the features you would expect in the most modern styles of homes.   Whether you are looking to downsize or add a guest house to your property, once you tak Read more
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Published On : 01-28-2015
Author :Brian Toolan
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The Modern House Plan: Stylish Living in the 21st Century
Welcome to the Simple, Affordable, and Stylish Modern House Design   It may not have been a pretty sight in the 1920s and 1930s—stuck in the midst of neighborhoods with the traditional bungalows, Colonials, clapboards, and split levels. But today, new homeowners are buying—or building—Modern and Post-Modern homes that are more suited to their lifestyles and needs.   Here are a few reasons why a Modern house design is now a hot trend:     1. Affordability Is a Key Consideration.  With a real estate market that’s in flux, potential homeowners are more prudent with their spending—choosing simple and affordable homes that are stylish and attractive.    & Read more
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Published On : 01-21-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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