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, house designers can create floor plans that make smart use of every square foot to enable homeowners live larger in a smaller house, make day-to-day living easier, and their storage dreams come true.
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?"
A study by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that single-family home construction continues to rise. Not since 2008 has the outlook for the housing market been more promising – with millennials and first-time buyers poised to purchase new homes. We look at the interesting trends reported by the study.
You know you need light, but do you know how to get the right type and proper amount in your kitchen? There is probably no other room in the house that serves as many different needs as today’s kitchen, and it needs proper lighting to make it welcoming and efficient.
Taking a page from the carriage houses of the late 18th century that were later converted into rental rooms, workshops, and studios, today’s garage apartments are a step up in style, luxury, and efficiency. We look at these trendy and imaginative living spaces for college-age children, overnight guests, in-laws, and more.
Ensure that your newly built dream home has just the right curb appeal with its Craftsman style. The little details like paint colors, landscaping, and the perfect Craftsman door will make all the difference in making your house the “it” home of the block.
With all the devastation that hurricanes and horrendous tropical storms have wreaked on coastal communities, it’s time to consider new perspectives in beachfront house plans. Let’s look at the SURE House – a comfortable, livable, resilient home designed to withstand the forces of nature and give you the coastal home of your dreams.
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.
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!