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Small House Plans -- Big on Comfort!
  The common attitude today is that "Bigger is Better." People will do almost anything to own the biggest and the best. The homebuilding industry usually seems to follow this trend. When people think about Luxury Homes, they think that size equals luxury. Recent trends, however, indicate that attitudes might be changing. People are beginning to be much more energy-conscious and as a result, our designs are evolving. All the time, you see people trading in their large SUV's for smaller, more economical hybrids. Attitudes of homeowners are changing as well. Not only do large homes cost much more to build; they can also be quite expensive to heat and cool. It seems like the homebuilding industry is beginning to lean toward designi Read more
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Published On : 07-22-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
Small House Plans and In-Law Suites -- A Perfect Match!
  Benjamin Franklin once wrote that "Fish and visitors smell in three days." That statement is usually the truth, but there are a few precautions that can be taken to remedy these problems. Yesterday's fish stays fresh when kept in a refrigerator, but what can be done about visitors?     There aren't many things in life that are as wearisome and stressful as the unexpected long-term houseguest. It may be a friend who is down on his luck, a son who's taking a break from his education, or even your in-laws; whatever the situation may be, we often find ourselves in need of some extra living space. Home designers understand this dilemma, and they have thought of an excellent solution -- Read more
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Published On : 08-21-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
Small, yet Luxurious!
Y'know, it's not every day that you come across a house plan under 2,000 square feet that can provide the amenities expected of a luxury home. That's why we're so pleased to present one of our newest additions to our Craftsman Home collection, the Canterbury. Although the Canterbury may not offer any sprawling open expanses, its living areas are sufficient for almost any family. Just look at the living room and the master bedroom, for example. Both of these important rooms feel larger than they actually are because of their 10 foot tray ceilings and thoughtful layout. Every nook and cranny incorporates a useful design. Closets, pantries, and storage spaces abound in this stylish little bungalow. I don't want to spend all d Read more
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Published On : 12-03-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
Small Country House Plans
There is just something special about Country Home Design. It's hard to explain why, but Country House Plans innately offer a very comfortable and relaxed lifestyle. It might have something to do with the open floorplan, or it might be the covered porches, but whatever it is, Country Style Homes are amazing. This little pearl is HPG-800-1, and it proves once and for all that size doesn't matter when it comes to country homes. Like many Country House Plans, HPG-800-1 offers a covered front porch that just radiates comfort and relaxation. The open living room with its cozy fireplace seems to transport you back to a simpler day and time. The spacious kitchen has plenty of cupboard space, and it's all arranged strategically t Read more
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Published On : 06-29-2009
Author : Steve Donegan
New House Plans with Photos, Basements, and More!
I've got some great news! The Plan Collection is in the process of adding several brand-new house plans! We've recently begun working with a few new home designers, and let me tell you -- their house plans are absolutely amazing! Are you looking for House Plans with photos? Maybe House Plans with a basement? Well this new collection of plans from Richard Lewis Designs might be just what you've been searching for! All of the photos you see above are homes designed by Richard Lewis Designs, and most of them offer stunning daylight basements! We've already added more than on hundred new house plans, and we're planning on adding a few hundred more home designs by the end of the year; so be sure to check in often -- things ar Read more
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Published On : 11-05-2010
Author : Steve Donegan
Welcome Back, “Small House!” The Small House Plan Can Pack a Big Punch
Small House Plans Offer Less Clutter and Expense – And with Good Design, Small Homes Provide Comfort and Style.   During a recent trip to New York City, one of my friends invited a few of us to her “mini-home” – a large studio with a wonderful layout and great views; and furnished to enhance the available space. Like a growing number of people who have downsized in recent years, moving from bigger apartments to smaller ones or from large “McMansions” to small houses, she adjusted and organized accordingly. But what made her move ultimately a true success: the net impact of her adjustments was a beautiful, well designed, less expensive, and happier home.   Big and extravagant homes mi Read more
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Published On : 10-03-2013
Author :Rexy Legaspi
How Big or How Small Should Your House Plan Be?
People wonder if they should get a big, average or a small-sized house plan. Ironically, what seems small to one person may feel like a castle to another, so it is subjective and based on current life needs. Although housing market statistics and trends today indicate that many baby boomers are thinking ahead. Surprisingly not everyone is thinking about downsizing to a smaller home. Some folks are looking at building their “forever home” now, and a house plan that averages 2,598 square feet. According to a new study - U.S. Census Bureau 2013 Characteristics of New Housing - the average size of a new home was 2,598 square feet, topping 2007’s record of 2,500 square feet for a single family house plan Out of 569,000 singl Read more
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Published On : 01-01-1753
Author :Brian Toolan

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