While current design trends have veered away from opulent residences, traditional large house plans – such as Craftsman, European, French, Country, Ranch, and Contemporary – feature elegant, attractive and stylish architectural elements. Definitely not McMansions, 3,500-4,000 square-foot home plans can accommodate the lifestyle and needs of a growing family.
How high should you go with the ceilings in your new home? As priorities shift, the sense of space and aesthetics provided by high ceilings take precedence over higher construction, heating, and cooling costs. So if budget is not an issue, go with what you find appealing and attractive.
In Denmark, an entire way of life is built around hygge (hoo-gah) – creating a comfortable ambiance, a home where you can relax and into which guests are welcome. A few simple tweaks and additions to your home can help to create your own cozy atmosphere.
Creating the perfect design for the family room in your floor plan is already a serious challenge, but what do you do when a wall-mounted TV is added to the mix? Our tips will help you design a space that makes that new flat-screen the shining star of your home.
As you step into your dream kitchen, imagine it a few years from now. Will it still be as stylish and attractive as it is today? Remember, a lot of money rides on kitchen renovations. To ensure your a “kitchen for the ages” that never loses its appeal, consider these elements
Interior home design trends may not be as fleeting as they are in fashion, but there are still strong popular styles that ebb and flow each year. We highlight 6 of the most essential interior decorating trends of 2017. All of them have slowly gained momentum during the past year.
The one-of-a-kind centerpiece of the International Builders Show - The New American Home 2017 – features net-zero energy design, accessibility, an open floor plan, a see-through fireplace, indoor-outdoor living spaces that highlight the lake, and more. Best of all, the home can be replicated anywhere – piece-by-piece or as a whole.
Picture yourself sitting in the lap of luxury – and history – in a villa once owned by King Leopold II of Belgium … relaxing on a private beach in Palm Beach … or meditating in the gardens of a mansion in China? One can dream – but we offer affordable options.
Looking for a home that makes the best possible use of space—from kitchen to master suite—to improve your quality of life? That’s what appears to be emerging as we consult architects, designers, and builders for predictions of home design trends for 2017. We report on the details.