There are a few current trends that I really enjoy. By far, the most common style that is catching my eye can be categorized as "Mediterranean" or "Tuscan". It seems that, in general, style is starting to favor a more rustic and classical feel.
There's just something about older homes - especially when decked out for Christmas - that fills them with character and sets them apart from their more recent counterparts. Unfortunately, with old homes comes a whole slew of age-related problems -- old pipes, outdated wiring, sewage problems, etc. -- Talk about a mess! Fortunately, there are designers out there who are still able to capture the unique character that was once common in American architecture.
So you're looking for a house plan to build your new home, right? Well, where do you even begin?! Building your own home is exciting, but you want to start things off right by getting the right house plan.
Let's face it, finding the right house plan is tough. A quick Internet search will show that there are hundreds of house plan websites, each with tens of thousands of individual designs. So how are you ever going to find your dream home?