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Breakthroughs in VR Technology Make It Affordable and Accessible for House Plans

You’ve probably heard of high-end virtual reality experiences like the $1,000+ Oculus Rift. However, breakthroughs in really good VR have made it affordable to most consumers – and The Plan Collection has introduced the first VR videos of ready-made house plans. Now, users can virtually walk through their future home.


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ADDITIONAL STORIES ON Home Building

If you own a lot with a great view, you’ll need a special house plan to really appreciate it. Whether your view is the mountains, a lake, or the city skyline, you’ll be able to enjoy the view no matter where you are in the house with our plans.

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Garages with loft spaces are one of the unsung heroes of the home world. Adding a loft to your garage, or revamping the existing space, is one of the best things you can do for your home’s overall value, but also for yourself.

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Thinking about building a house at the beach or, as they say in New Jersey, down the shore? Living next to the ocean is great, but for the safety and integrity of your home, you have to plan for flooding, high winds, and erosion. The solution? An elevated beach house.

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From smart technology to skylights for stargazing, mudrooms with pet washing stations, dual kitchen workstations and accent walls, there are so many cool features that you can include in your new home. Imagination and creativity are crucial but ultimately, your design should reflect who you are and your lifestyle.

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When building your own house, it’s normal to want to cut down on the cost, but it can be tricky to do this without also sacrificing the quality of your home. You can build the home of your dreams without breaking the bank by following these top 10 tips.

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From quaint and homey cottages and bungalows to Craftsman, contemporary and traditional styles, there is no dearth in exciting and inviting designs for homes built on small lots. We look at the potential of homes built on small lots, their pros and cons, and why they are gaining in popularity.

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Each year, the best and the brightest in home design and construction gather at the International Builders’ Show. This year’s show in Orlando was no different, showcasing the latest innovations, products, and techniques in the industry. Here are the trends that won (as well as the ones that came pretty close).

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The Millennial generation certainly took its time in entering the real estate scene. But with more stable employment and low interest rates, Millennials are ready to invest in a home and embrace that American dream. In this article, we look at what Millennials are looking for in a home and how they are changing the home buying process.

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Dreaming of going off the grid? You’re not alone. Conservative estimates put the number of American families living off-grid at 180,000 and that number is rising rapidly, especially after 2020. Here’s what to expect price and planning wise, including the top mistakes to avoid to save both money and legal trouble.

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With the huge push in the second home market, more Americans are thinking of making a permanent investment on that cabin in the woods, the cottage in the country, or the beach house. A second home away from crowded areas is a very attractive proposition. But is this the right time to buy that vacation home? Let’s look at the benefits and drawbacks of vacation homes – and look at the relaxing vacation plans available at TPC.

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