The fireplace used to be the heart of the home. It was the gathering spot for the family and a necessity to life. Without one, you wouldn’t be able to cook, bake, or survive harsh winters. This isn’t the case today. What’s keeping the fireplace trend alive is nostalgia. But even that’s on the decline.
In the mood to go bold with your kitchen but need a little extra nudge to do it? A new trend in kitchens is going dark: fixtures, appliances, and (of course!) cabinets! Here are our top five reasons why dark kitchen cabinets may make sense for you.
A state-of-the-art residence with spectacular views of Las Vegas and the Red Rock Canyons, The New American Home 2019 expertly blends contemporary style with mid-century architecture. The 5-bedroom, 7,900-square-foot home is designed and built to showcase the latest in innovation for the future of home construction.
Building a new home and want a knockout master bath? It’s easy to think only of cabinets, countertops, and fixtures. Few showrooms focus on wheelchair accessibility or designs for those who are unsteady on their feet. But these “less glamorous” considerations are a reality for baby boomers as they build their forever homes.
While it’s always tricky to predict future trends in house designs, residential architects and house designers weigh in on the top innovations that may resonate with homeowners and potential buyers. With 2019 fast approaching, we look at several design elements that will likely find their way on consumer “wish lists.”
Don't be shy! Choosing – and maybe tweaking – the right house plan for your forever home comes with a LOT of questions. Here are 10 of the most frequently asked home plan modification questions – and answers to help you get closer to your dream home!
In new-home design, the layout of the kitchen – the heart of the home – usually gets the most attention. When designing your kitchen for the most efficient use of space, you need to make sure you pay attention to the fundamentals. If you don’t, you could end up with mistakes like these.
Not everyone lives with a view of the countryside or in a home with a huge yard of lush greenery, shrubs, and colorful flowers. So many suburban and urban dwellers embrace nature by incorporating an atrium, skylight, conservatory, or other feature in their new house plans for an airy, bright space that brings in the outdoors.
With a few design tricks and clicks of the home-design-software mouse, savvy house designers can create floor plans that make smart use of every square foot. This skill enables homeowners to live larger in a smaller house, make day-to-day living more comfortable, and their storage dreams come true. Learn more about these secrets and tricks. -more-