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The Housing Industry is amazing.  I can’t believe all the new designs, the unique ideas, and all the design styles.  There are so many!  As a student of Interior Design and Architecture, and as an employee of one of the top ranked house plan websites in the world, I see all kinds of houses and buildings of every flavor.  One observation I’ve made is that building trends, especially in housing, seem to be regional.  There are several factors that determine what’s going to be hot in your area, and why it’s not always hot 1,000 miles away. Factor 1:  The Classics.  Classic designs and architecture are found everywhere.  They influence every design.  A great example of cl Read more
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Published On : 03-14-2007
Author : Steve Donegan
Classic Georgian Colonial House Plan for Growing Families
    House Plan 119-1168 is one of our more popular classic Colonial house plans for those wanting traditional styling.  The porch, columns, hip roof, central entrance and quoines add to the curb appeal.  The three car garage is tucked away in the back of the house.  The foyers leads to formal living room and den to each side.  Further back in the house are the family rooms, formal dining room and kitchen.  The kitchen has many popular features including a walk in pantry.  On the second level are the living areas; with 4 bedrooms and a bonus room.         Read more
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Published On : 09-03-2012
Author : James McNair
Beach front house plan with 5 bedrooms
  This compact beach front design has it all.  There are 2 master suities for you and guests.  There are a total of five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms for plenty of space for all.  The multi-tier design takes into consideration tidal surges to keep the dwelling out of harm's way.  The two covered porches provides shade or cover from pop up rain storms.  The Great Room has a fireplace for cool nights.  The kitchen has plenty of room for meals and parties,  To read more about this design, please click here. Read more
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Published On : 05-30-2013
Author : James McNair
Magnificent 5 bedroom house plan
    This is a great design for a large family.  There are five bedrooms and plenty of space.  The master suite is on the first floor away from the other sleeping areas for privacy.  There also is a guest bedroom on the first floor too.  The lower floor has the other three bedrooms.  Please click here to read more.                         Read more
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Published On : 06-01-2013
Author : James McNair
Floor Plans: How to Read and Build
Now that people are able to purchase house plans online, they have taken more of an interest in learning about home building. The Plan Collection often gets this question, as do many architects and contractors – How do I read the blueprints? When people begin thinking about building a new home, the first thing everyone envisions is the architectural style or design of the house.  Will it be modern, country, colonial or arts and crafts style?  But at some point in time, after they have decided on the style, their thoughts start to focus on the floor plans for the space, and most people have a lot of questions.  What makes a livable floor plan? How does this translate to the home’s blueprints? How do you read the bl Read more
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Published On : 07-29-2014
Author :Brian Toolan

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