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his designer creates stock home plans that bring out amazing creativity that define each home individually.

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We added a new house designer to The Plan Collection. Each house plan seems to have a traditional style, but there is always a modern twist to make it unique.

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Country house plans are the most popular style in America. Conservative and attractive, country homes have the right balance of style and function. Here's Why.

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Home designs have changed considerably since the days the pilgrims settled in the New World. In case you have forgotten the history -Thanksgiving was traditionally designated as the fourth Thursday of November, a commemoration to the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the English colonists. Architecture today stems from the traditional A frame home design that was so popular back then. A steep A-shaped roof offers large and soaring windows while a wrap-around deck offers plenty of outdoor living space for grilling or relaxing.

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In 2014, home designs will reflect changing American lifestyles. The Plan Collection highlights what its surveys suggest will be the hot trends in house plans and home remodeling for 2014.

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One of the topics of interest among home builders, remodelers and architects today is the proper building techniques for constructing what is being called a “high performance home.” A high performance house is designed to use about 35 percent less energy than a similar new home and about 50 percent less energy than a similar existing home.

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With the days of “bigger is better” over, people are looking for homes with smaller footprints. And fear not… there’s nothing shabby about affordable house plans, which can range from a one-story ranch to a two-story country home. These house plans can be just as stylish, appealing and luxurious as those in a posh neighborhood.

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For most of us, Texas means rambling ranches, mission-style homes, stately mansions, and plantations. To others, it’s also the Alamo, John Wayne, the Dallas Cowboys and those feuding Ewings of Southfork. And to anyone who was raised or spent significant time here, it is also the home of quaint towns, rolling hills, creeks, and rivers. So, it should be no surprise that Texas house styles are dictated by the state’s natural landscapes and unique geographical characteristics.

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If you’re fascinated by Elizabethan England, castles and turrets, or the tranquil beauty of an English cottage and its garden, then the Tudor house plan is for you! Influenced by architectural designs of the Medieval Ages, the Tudor home design with its storybook charm has withstood the test of time.

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Many home builders are actually seeking to transform their homes and gardens into a more blissful sanctuary that embraces nature, and better health. People are tuning to nature to find joy, and this trend is spilling into home plans that embrace nature and the environment.

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When you think of the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod, what architectural style comes to mind? Most likely it is the New England shingle style house plan. Its weathered, wood shingle exterior siding and often irregular floor plan give shingle style homes a warm and inviting feel – that is simply perfect for a summer day.

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Described in 1991 by The New York Times as the “the enticingly titled bonus room,” the distinctly American term for an extra room can serve as a family room, play room, den, home office, guest room, or anything the homeowner desires. Here’s a look at house plans with the very popular bonus room.

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With the Emmys right around the corner, we are seeing lots of news about the shows and stars who are up for awards. Popular television stars have some of the most extravagant homes we will ever see – from Malibu to New York City to Chicago and Miami, many U.S. cities are popular hot spots for celebrities. It is always kind of fun to take a peek at where the rich and the famous live.

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The one-story home has slowly emerged as a trendy and attractive choice for a growing number of the American population. With no stairs to navigate in a one-story floor plan, people find several creative design options - including cozy Cape Cods, bungalows, ranches, artsy Craftsman, chic European, Mediterranean, comfortable Southern and country styles.

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Take a short break from planning your Thanksgiving dinner, and get in the mood for some fun and fanciful home décor for the festive occasion. It doesn’t take too long to give your home a relaxing and fun-filled atmosphere that recalls the original harvest festival that was Thanksgiving.

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From bright, flickering lights to wreaths, mistletoe, and a traditional Christmas tree, there’s nothing like a home filled with Christmas spirit. Whether you prefer the classic and elegant or the elaborate and dramatic, here are our top 8 design ideas, room-by-room, to think about for the ideal holiday house.

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Steep hip roof, brick or stone siding, sometimes a covered front porch—these are some of the hallmarks of Acadian style, a typically Southern style that is sweeping the country. With all if its good looks and modern features, there is no reason for you not to consider it!

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The garage as we know it is more than 90 years old, and it has evolved into a number of variations. Here is a look at your options, along with guidelines on how to choose what will best suit your needs when you select your dream home plan.

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What’s next when the kids are off on their own, retirement looms, and aging parents are around? You don’t have to give up your “dream” home. Instead, imagine possibilities—like a home with an adaptable design to meet your changing needs and the different stages of your life.

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Can you imagine the initial reaction when the first telephones and electric appliances were introduced in the early 1900s? Perhaps overwhelming curiosity and a little trepidation with the new household “toys”? Today, these “toys” are more advanced as technology gives everyone opportunities to adapt to 21st century changes and innovations.

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Thanksgiving always has been about home – and family. What better setting to give thanks for the year’s blessings? And what better way to welcome house guests than with the fun, decorative ideas presented here? Take a closer look at 10 simple holiday decorating ideas for outside and inside the home.

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Planning to build a new home from house plans or just want a fresh decor? The new year is a great time to think about decorating! Though you may have some ideas about home design trends – what’s hot and what’s not – here’s a look at what’s definitely out in 2016.

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Planning to build a new home from house plans or just want a fresh decor? The new year is a great time to think about decorating! Though you may have some ideas about home design trends – what’s hot and what’s not – here’s a look at what’s definitely out in 2016.

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Building your own home may be the most exciting and rewarding endeavor you can undertake. And it all starts with the perfect home plan. But before facing tough decisions during a house plan search, you’ve got to be really truthful with yourself in answering these questions.

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Interior home design trends may not be as fleeting as they are in fashion, but there are still strong popular styles that ebb and flow each year. We highlight 6 of the most essential interior decorating trends of 2017. All of them have slowly gained momentum during the past year.

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Interior home design trends may not be as fleeting as they are in fashion, but there are still strong popular styles that ebb and flow each year. We highlight 6 of the most essential interior decorating trends of 2017. All of them have slowly gained momentum during the past year.

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Interior home design trends may not be as fleeting as they are in fashion, but there are still strong popular styles that ebb and flow each year. We highlight 6 of the most essential interior decorating trends of 2017. All of them have slowly gained momentum during the past year.

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The Boston, Massachusetts, family home of Paul Revere – silversmith, war veteran, entrepreneur, and well-remembered figure of the American Revolution – was originally built over 300 years ago and still stands today. It is one of the oldest buildings in the region, and one of the first historical houses in the country.

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While current design trends have veered away from opulent residences, traditional large house plans – such as Craftsman, European, French, Country, Ranch, and Contemporary – feature elegant, attractive and stylish architectural elements. Definitely not McMansions, 3,500-4,000 square-foot home plans can accommodate the lifestyle and needs of a growing family.

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For traditionalists who want a modern twist to their home design and still hold on to the familiar elements of their Colonials, Victorians, or Farmhouses, the transitional style is the perfect compromise. A fusion of the classic and contemporary, transitional design provides clean, minimalist, sophisticated lines that are increasingly popular today.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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The perfect escape from the “concrete jungle” that is city life, 2-story Country style home plans feature warm, welcoming wide spaces and interiors that connect seamlessly with the exterior landscape. From the classic farmhouse to an elegant Craftsman to a chic, contemporary traditional home, these homes accentuate a simple, relaxed, stylish life.

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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.

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