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Installing a new front door is one of the best investments a homeowner can make – it provides security, privacy, and an upgrade to your property's aesthetics and curb appeal. But are all doors created equal? We look at the three major types and give you the facts.


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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan and other housing programs help veterans, service members, and surviving spouses purchase, build, adapt, and renovate homes. Traditionally used for mortgages, some loans can also be used to build a new home – but it can be a tricky road to construction.

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There’s a lot of advice available from a number of sources about what to do and what to avoid when building your dream home. Many articles warn against skimping on budget or poor room layout, but the truth is, many mistakes can be made before you even reach this point.

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Many people use the laundry room every day—sometimes multiple times a day. Rather than leaving it a cluttered mess of detergent bottles and dirty clothes, transform it into a functional thing of beauty. Our tips for outfitting a laundry room help you turn the it around in no time.

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Nostalgia runs strong in farmhouse design. Once a functional dwelling for agricultural family life, the farmhouse home plan is now a distinct architectural style. Today, Farmhouse style house plans have experienced newfound popularity across North America, both in their original rural context and within the framework of urban neighborhoods.

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Designing the best walk-in closet for your master suite is the perfect way to clear away all of your clutter behind closed doors. Whether you're creating separate his and her closets or working with one large space, we have the top tips for decorating and organizing the ultimate walk-in closet.

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When your'e thinking about the decor for your new home plan, you want to think about longevity, but injecting elements of current interior trends will keep your rooms looking stylish and contemporary. Read on to discover five of the biggest interior trends of 2016.

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Color is important in your home décor, whether you are decking out your established family home or coming up with interior designs for your new dream home you’re building from house plans. We take a look at the interior colors trending this year in the home-improvement industry.

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Wood is often the go-to material for flooring in new house plans to maximize looks, comfort, style, and return on investment. But there are different wood products: laminate, engineered, or solid planks. Each has its pros and cons. Here’s how they break out.

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Depending on where you live, the cold winter months can cause more wear-and-tear to your new home than just about any other season of the year. It's a constant challenge to keep the harsh elements outside while keeping things warm and comfortable inside. When planning to build, here are some helpful tips for winterproofing your new house plan.

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People like to keep stuff. Here are some useful tips and trends for decluttering your home in the new year, long with some trends in house plan designs and new products for better storage.

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