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House Plans 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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Sleek Architectural Design and Sophisticated Technology Define the 2015 New American Home
The 2015 NAHB New American Home: Comfortable and Contemporary     It’s the showcase piece of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show in Las Vegas—the home of the future and everyman’s dream home. Described as “desert contemporary style,” the 2015 New American Home has an open floor plan, courtyard, rooftop deck, glass doors and windows that enhance the indoor-outdoor feel, and home automation technology.      Clean Lines, Balance, and Comfort   From its amazing courtyard and outdoor water features to its very contemporary interiors and intricate fixtures, the 2015 New American Home is a real “showstopper.” The Read more
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Published On : 01-14-2015
Author :Brian Toolan
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New Year, New Home: Finding the Perfect House Plan
Tips on Finding the Perfect Home to Fit Your Lifestyle, Family Size, and Overall Needs   From the simple and classic one-story home to the very large and elaborate ones, most people have specific ideas of what their perfect homes would look like. Images have been sketched in their minds long before the first piece of brick or wood is laid on the foundation.   If you’ve decided that 2015 is the year for your dream home, here are some tips to help you find – or build – the home that fits your family’s size, lifestyle, needs, and budget.      1.  Home is where the heart is.  While some people also think of a home as an investment, remember that it is primarily a pl Read more
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Published On : 01-06-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Home Buyers Embrace Acadian Style
  With French Country and Cajun Flavors, There's Lots to Like with Acadian Style Homes   As a homebuyer, you want a house that will last and look amazing, in the style you desire. Finding it means knowing what you are looking at and what it offers. The Acadian style of home could be right for you if you are looking for rich architecture and plenty of detail. Explore the options available to you here.     Why Is Acadian So Popular?   Acadian home plans are some of the most sought-after homes in today's market. There are various reasons for this. First, the style is timeless and may be described as a “forever home.” It offers the features that have proven the test of ti Read more
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Published On : 12-31-2014
Author : Tim Bakke
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10 Most Expensive Real Estate Christmas Gifts—And TPC’s Affordable Alternatives
Our Top 10 Christmas List of the World’s Most Expensive Homes— and Affordable Versions for You     Dear Santa:   All I want for Christmas is my very own beautiful home. Do you think my dream home can be on your delivery list?   Here’s a Look at the “Ten Most Expensive Christmas Gifts in 2014 Home Real Estate”   As 2015 approaches and the real estate market opens up a bit more, it seems that owners of the ultra-exclusive homes in the world prepare to sell their prized possessions. Fasten your seat belts as we take a look at some sky-high prices and spectacular properties, including Villa La Fiorentina in the French Riviera, Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Hills, Read more
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Published On : 12-18-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Great Ideas for Decorating Your Home this Christmas
Deck the Halls – and the Rest of the House! A Look at Our Top 8 Ideas   Perhaps the most celebrated holiday around the world, Christmas is a time for traditions, family get-togethers, caroling, sleigh rides, gift-giving, and much more.  It’s also a time for bright, flickering lights around the house, wreaths, mistletoe, a crèche under the tree, and classic Christmas decorations and symbols.    When Christmas comes around each year – before the first frost even sets in - families unwrap boxes of traditional and modern ornaments and dig up their favorite arts and crafts projects. Then, the decorating begins in earnest.  Whether you prefer the simple and elegant or the elaborate Read more
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Published On : 12-10-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Out with the Old and In with the New in Bathroom Designs
Today’s Bath... Not Your Father’s Bathroom Anymore   Remember when the bathroom was a no-frills, simple, and necessary place in the home?  Say goodbye to that idea. The bathroom—much like the kitchen—has been one of the most renovated, upgraded, and modernized spaces in a home. From a basically functional space in the home, the bathroom has evolved into a room where people not only get cleaned but, especially in master baths, can also relax and experience “spa-like” benefits.   Welcome to the 21st century, where a space once deemed as merely serviceable has now become a “luxury” item. With the average home in 2015 expected to include 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms, homeow Read more
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Published On : 12-04-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Built-in Storage Tips for Your New House Plan
A common challenge for new homeowners, planning built-in storage space and design in your new house plan is crucial. Ample storage is necessary for any family, but it is essential to pay attention to where you plan to place your storage spaces. Does the master bedroom really need an oversized walk-in closet when the space could potentially be added to the master bathroom? Storage is a common problem for most homeowners, but with effective and clever built-ins, organization is easy. A variety of built-ins can be custom-made for your new home’s building space, and the good news is that they maximize every square inch of your home. Custom storage cabinets, drawers, cubby holes and closets will come in handy and will also add resale value Read more
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Published On : 11-28-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Make Your Thanksgiving Home Décor Fun and Fanciful
Quick Tips for Making Your Home the Center of Attention this Thanksgiving   One of the most traditional family holidays, Thanksgiving is also one of the most popular when it comes to exterior and interior décor.   Originally a harvest festival, Thanksgiving was first observed in 1621. It continues to be a day for the family to get together, catch up, watch parades and football, and eat turkey and stuffing. The weeks before the holiday are spent planning the dinner and making the home warm and inviting both outside and inside.        Wherever your home is—and whatever style it is—here are some ideas on how to make it even more festive and fun for everyone.   & Read more
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Published On : 11-25-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Home Design Trends to Watch For in 2015
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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