With rising demand for open plan home plans contributing even more to making the kitchen the most important place in the home – where friends and family can gather and enjoy themselves – here are designs ideas to transform your single wall kitchen into a dream space.
Just as trends in interior design change from year to year, so do trends in exterior design, as people building new homes choose house plans to fit their evolving lifestyles. Here are some of the do's and don'ts - and overall trends - we've identified in modern house plans for 2016.
You're in the market for a new home, and you've been searching through umpteen house plans to find your dream home. But don't forget about the builder. You should shop just as carefully for your contractor. Here are some things to watch out for.
While a small backyard may present a few challenges for ideal outdoor living as you build your new home plan, think of all the possibilities and the exhilarating experience in changing its look – and creating a warm, inviting, beautiful personal space. Get going with these 10 helpful ideas.
Many decor schemes for outdoor living areas tend toward natural and/or neutral colors to blend in with the nature. But thinking “colorful” – more like interior decorating – is more conducive to entertaining friends and family. Decorating in this way also makes the space feel more like an “outdoor room.”
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.
The walkway to your home will likely be with you for decades, so it pays to give it some serious thought. Here is a look at your options, along with guidelines on how to create what will best suit your needs when you select your dream home plan.
When you start to make design choices for the dream kitchen in your new home plans, one of your first decisions will be what kind of countertop to install. Granite has long been the gold standard, but quartz is a similar material – though manufactured rather than quarried – that’s worth considering.
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.
The wall area behind your kitchen’s countertops – the backsplash – needs to be protected from water spills and other mishaps during food preparation. But here’s your opportunity – and great ideas – to go a bit further than the functional and give your kitchen décor some pizzazz!
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.
Outdoor kitchens that are as fabulously furnished as their indoor counterparts are today’s “in” spots for house plans where summer entertaining is important. But they’re expensive! Take heart if you have a limited budget. Here are some ideas in putting together a “not-so-bare-essentials” outdoor kitchen that is stylish and appealing.