When building a house, it’s important to track your costs throughout the project. So how do you know if you can include your favorite designs, materials, and other elements? By using The Plan Collection’s Cost-to-Build Report, you can create a realistic building budget for your dream home.
Monolithic slab foundations are an inexpensive, sturdy, long-lasting, and easy-to-install choice. But if something goes wrong with the underground plumbing, wiring – or the concrete slab itself – it’s not at an easy fix. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of this popular foundation choice for homeowners and homebuyers alike.
If you’re building or remodeling a home in 2020, these 8 trends are the best place to start to ensure that your home is eco-friendly and stylish – and comes in under budget. We’ve even included bonus home style trends with classic design attributes that are making their comebacks.
How do you know if you’ve chosen the best type of window for your home if you don’t even know all the different choices available? We’ve included the most popular types of residential windows so you can make the best choice for your style and budget.
From earth tones to vibrant shades, teals and navy to patterns, curvy furniture, throwback details, indoor gardens and, of course, smart technology, it’s “anything goes” in 2020 home decor trends. Get ready to explore the designs that are popping up in the American home this year – and beyond.
Can you tell the difference between Coastal and Beachfront, Modern and Contemporary, or Traditional and Transitional? While these home styles have similarities, they’re distinct architectural plans with defining features. Here’s a guide to popular and trending styles that may not be top-of-mind for most Americans.
Move aside boring beige carpet! These 2020 flooring trends take classic designs and improve them by adding a modern twist. Whether you’re looking for the finishing touch for your new build or want to add some life to your remodel, here’s what's new in flooring for 2020.
Tired of the old-fashioned vanity and utilitarian tub-shower in your bathroom? Ready to get rid of those eyesores and jazz up the boring floor and wall tiles? There are plenty of hot design trends in 2020 to spark your bathroom upgrade. Take notes as we walk through the innovative trends in bathrooms.
The Old World meets New in Carpenter Gothic! Inspired by the grandeur of the towering cathedrals of Europe, this American home style is present nearly nationwide and can be adapted to suit local building materials and preferences. If you like a modern twist on a classic style — this is for you!
An icon of a bygone era, the carriage house recalls the romantic appeal of stately manor homes. Before the automobile and garage, the carriage, or coach, house sheltered carriages and sometimes horses, hay, and a tack room. Larger ones also housed servants. Today, there are several adaptations of the original carriage house. Let’s explore them.
Installing a new front door is one of the best investments a homeowner can make – it provides security, privacy, and an upgrade to your property's aesthetics and curb appeal. But are all doors created equal? We look at the three major types and give you the facts.