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.
Here’s a little how-to guide for finding the perfect house plan for you. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll soon end up with your Dream Home.
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-
Can you imagine the excitement if Snoopy lived in Charlie Brown’s house? What never happened then is now a reality for many homeowners incorporating their pets in the design of their homes. We look at house plans with spaces for pets, plus helpful ideas to transform your home into a comfortable pet haven.
Designed for a more holistic approach to life, wellness communities are popping up all over the globe. With amenities such as free yoga classes, miles of trails, community gardens, community retail spaces, and entertainment like sports areas and swimming pools, many are asking, "Is this the future of real estate?"
An owners', or master, suite is a personal space that should serve as not only a bedroom but a sanctuary to relax and recharge on weekend mornings or after a long work day. How will you best enjoy the space? Determine how you want to spend your time there, and design accordingly.