From home automation technology, energy-efficient innovations, multi-generational design concepts, and lighting styles to trends in cultured-stone and wood decor, mix-and-match doors, kitchen appliances, door locks, and tiles, the 2018 International Builders’ Show showcased amazing and exciting ideas that may shape the future of the building industry.
The main attraction of the International Builders’ Show, The New American Home 2018 is a stunning contemporary Tuscan home built on a 65,000-square-foot property just outside Orlando. The home showcases state-of-the-art building technologies, open spaces that highlight outdoor living, and spectacular views of Lake Apopka.
Part of building the best possible house from home plans is making sure it’s built on a solid foundation that will support your structure and serve your purposes. But different homes in various parts of the country will require different types of foundations. We’ll help you make the best foundation decisions.
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.
Dreaming of building your own home? Our Free House Plan Giveaway can make that dream come true. The grand prize winner will win any house plan from The Plan Collection – up to a $2,000 value! There are many ways to enter – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning.
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.
Once you’ve picked your perfect house plan, it’s time to decide whether you should invest in 2x4 or 2x6 home construction. Do the benefits of using 2x6 wall studs outweigh the additional cost? We’re here to lay out the pros and cons of this crucial decision.
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?