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Too often homeowners think about just square feet and then realize the mistakes made when it is too late! Invest some time and money into building a house with architectural appeal.

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When I design homes, I try and create a home plan that offers architectural appeal, functionality and energy/cost efficiency.

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Here are some great house plans with Gyms inside. One of these homes was designed specifically for a lot that had a tremendous slope to it.

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With the right eye and skills, someone who understands architecture can finesse a home plan into something that is perfect. Here is one such example.

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When laying out the basement I try to place the window wells away from the porch and if possible none on the front of the home at all. This allows you to build up the grade around the front porch and have unobstructed flower beds.

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This house designer has a wide selection of beach, contemporary, modern and country home plans.

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Spanish or Mediterranean style house plans are most commonly found in warm climates where the clay tile roofs assist in keeping them cool during the hot summer months.

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his is a great Neo-Traditional or Contemporary style of floor plan. I don't care where you live, this home will accent any neighborhood with glamour and beauty.

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We at The Plan Collection want to keep you up-to-date on the newest and most innovative plans. Just recently we added a new designer to our Plan Collection family.

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We added some great house plans of a nationally renowned home designer. In this collection is featured all sorts of house plans in all different styles and looks.

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Are you looking for the home of your dreams? This talented house designer is a new, exciting addition to The Plan Collection family. He offers an impressive selection of over 650 models

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his designer creates stock home plans that bring out amazing creativity that define each home individually.

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We added a new house designer to The Plan Collection. Each house plan seems to have a traditional style, but there is always a modern twist to make it unique.

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This is the Weston house plan - a 3,500 square foot charmer can easily accommodate almost any lifestyle

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French Country Déjà Vu: Does this house plan look familiar? Its rustic appearance and thoughtful floor plan push this home design into a different league.

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Country Living is hard to describe exactly because it is determined more by your feelings and emotions than it is by an actual physical object. But be that as it may, there is one feature that is always identified with Country Living -- the Wrap Around Porch!

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A success story that shows you just how enjoyable an adventure building your own home can be, especially if you get things started off on the right foot.

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Country house plans are the most popular style in America. Conservative and attractive, country homes have the right balance of style and function. Here's Why.

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Home designs have changed considerably since the days the pilgrims settled in the New World. In case you have forgotten the history -Thanksgiving was traditionally designated as the fourth Thursday of November, a commemoration to the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the English colonists. Architecture today stems from the traditional A frame home design that was so popular back then. A steep A-shaped roof offers large and soaring windows while a wrap-around deck offers plenty of outdoor living space for grilling or relaxing.

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In 2014, home designs will reflect changing American lifestyles. The Plan Collection highlights what its surveys suggest will be the hot trends in house plans and home remodeling for 2014.

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More consumers are searching to purchase house plans online which is revealing the home design trends for 2014. The recovering economy, baby boomers and evolving lifestyle needs now drive trends in residential architecture. The Plan Collection's Plan #161-1042 features a gorgeous open kitchen floor plan with easy access to the living areas.

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Every couple of years we see some amazing technology that comes out of the home design industry. In recent years, following are some of the highlights in cool technology that is still catching up in homes nationwide. See if you are up to date with the latest stuff.

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One of the topics of interest among home builders, remodelers and architects today is the proper building techniques for constructing what is being called a “high performance home.” A high performance house is designed to use about 35 percent less energy than a similar new home and about 50 percent less energy than a similar existing home.

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With the days of “bigger is better” over, people are looking for homes with smaller footprints. And fear not… there’s nothing shabby about affordable house plans, which can range from a one-story ranch to a two-story country home. These house plans can be just as stylish, appealing and luxurious as those in a posh neighborhood.

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For most of us, Texas means rambling ranches, mission-style homes, stately mansions, and plantations. To others, it’s also the Alamo, John Wayne, the Dallas Cowboys and those feuding Ewings of Southfork. And to anyone who was raised or spent significant time here, it is also the home of quaint towns, rolling hills, creeks, and rivers. So, it should be no surprise that Texas house styles are dictated by the state’s natural landscapes and unique geographical characteristics.

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If you’re fascinated by Elizabethan England, castles and turrets, or the tranquil beauty of an English cottage and its garden, then the Tudor house plan is for you! Influenced by architectural designs of the Medieval Ages, the Tudor home design with its storybook charm has withstood the test of time.

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Many home builders are actually seeking to transform their homes and gardens into a more blissful sanctuary that embraces nature, and better health. People are tuning to nature to find joy, and this trend is spilling into home plans that embrace nature and the environment.

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When you think of the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod, what architectural style comes to mind? Most likely it is the New England shingle style house plan. Its weathered, wood shingle exterior siding and often irregular floor plan give shingle style homes a warm and inviting feel – that is simply perfect for a summer day.

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Described in 1991 by The New York Times as the “the enticingly titled bonus room,” the distinctly American term for an extra room can serve as a family room, play room, den, home office, guest room, or anything the homeowner desires. Here’s a look at house plans with the very popular bonus room.

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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.

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The one-story home has slowly emerged as a trendy and attractive choice for a growing number of the American population. With no stairs to navigate in a one-story floor plan, people find several creative design options - including cozy Cape Cods, bungalows, ranches, artsy Craftsman, chic European, Mediterranean, comfortable Southern and country styles.

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Take a short break from planning your Thanksgiving dinner, and get in the mood for some fun and fanciful home décor for the festive occasion. It doesn’t take too long to give your home a relaxing and fun-filled atmosphere that recalls the original harvest festival that was Thanksgiving.

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From bright, flickering lights to wreaths, mistletoe, and a traditional Christmas tree, there’s nothing like a home filled with Christmas spirit. Whether you prefer the classic and elegant or the elaborate and dramatic, here are our top 8 design ideas, room-by-room, to think about for the ideal holiday house.

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Steep hip roof, brick or stone siding, sometimes a covered front porch—these are some of the hallmarks of Acadian style, a typically Southern style that is sweeping the country. With all if its good looks and modern features, there is no reason for you not to consider it!

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The garage as we know it is more than 90 years old, and it has evolved into a number of variations. Here is a look at your options, along with guidelines on how to choose what will best suit your needs when you select your dream home plan.

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What’s next when the kids are off on their own, retirement looms, and aging parents are around? You don’t have to give up your “dream” home. Instead, imagine possibilities—like a home with an adaptable design to meet your changing needs and the different stages of your life.

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Can you imagine the initial reaction when the first telephones and electric appliances were introduced in the early 1900s? Perhaps overwhelming curiosity and a little trepidation with the new household “toys”? Today, these “toys” are more advanced as technology gives everyone opportunities to adapt to 21st century changes and innovations.

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Thanksgiving always has been about home – and family. What better setting to give thanks for the year’s blessings? And what better way to welcome house guests than with the fun, decorative ideas presented here? Take a closer look at 10 simple holiday decorating ideas for outside and inside the home.

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Planning to build a new home from house plans or just want a fresh decor? The new year is a great time to think about decorating! Though you may have some ideas about home design trends – what’s hot and what’s not – here’s a look at what’s definitely out in 2016.

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Planning to build a new home from house plans or just want a fresh decor? The new year is a great time to think about decorating! Though you may have some ideas about home design trends – what’s hot and what’s not – here’s a look at what’s definitely out in 2016.

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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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