We interviewed a number of industry expert architects and contractors to understand more about the current design features that are trending in the home and building industry. Learn more about this subject and other related questions from the experts here!
As cooking becomes a passion rather than a necessity, more people in a family are likely to congregate in the kitchen to try out their culinary skills. How can everyone share a space enjoyably – and peacefully? It may be time to redesign the “hub” of the home to accommodate all of those foodies. As well as those who just like to enjoy the results!
From the Franklin Stove to the modern electric, gas, or traditional wood-burning type, fireplaces add warmth, comfort, and ambiance to the home. As you search for your dream house plan, think of its décor and your lifestyle. Here are several tips to help you choose the fireplace for your home and family.
Will the open floor plan continue to be in demand? Or will more formal spaces be on the horizon? What about farmhouses and exposed beams? With 2018 looming, residential architects and house designers weigh in on the top trends that may be “must-haves” for new and potential homeowners.
Imagine walking amid waterfalls and lakes in Texas ... hosting a ball in the Grand Salon of a Bel Air mansion … savoring fine wine in a Tuscan villa … or enjoying London on the roof terrace of a Regency townhouse. Dreams can come true. But there are intriguing simple pleasures within your reach.
Have four or more kids at home? Moving Grandma and Grandpa in with the rest of the family? Have a grown child who has decided to boomerang? Consider building a multigenerational or large home, which can give you the versatility you need to live with everyone under one roof.
As the kitchen continues to be a focus of architectural and interior design ideas, the eat-in kitchen has been “reinvented” as THE place for casual dining. With modern families’ busier lifestyles, an eat-in kitchen – where everyone can gather while meals are being prepared and then eat – is convenient and practical.
As we close in on the last several weeks of 2017, we can’t help but wonder what the new year will bring in home décor trends. What will be the popular paint colors? How will kitchen finishes change next year? What hot item will you see in all the home design stores?
Have you been hearing about the “tiny movement”? Want to learn about the differences between tiny houses and small homes, the benefits of each, and which option might be right for you? If you’ve been dreaming about a minimalist lifestyle, then a small or tiny house might just be your “right” next move.
Features such as high ceilings, an expansive master suite, home office, media room, or separate guest space can easily fit in a mid-sized home plan. Many luxury home features are added during construction, such as upgraded bathrooms, custom kitchens, and upgraded flooring or lighting. With well-designed floor plans and wonderful interior finishes, many of today's luxury homes are in the 3000-3500 square foot range.