Drab interior? Spruce it up with architectural trim and molding. All kinds of trim work – from wall frames and wainscoting to window trim and crown molding – can be used to dress up and personalize an interior that currently lacks personality. Here are tips and tricks on the ways to do this.
Is it “New Year, New Home” for you? Have you designed the perfect home in your mind, with beautiful features and fixtures? While there are challenges, consider the benefits of building a home that exactly matches your lifestyle. Before you take the leap, explore our tips, which will help the process run smoothly.
What can be more convenient than multiple master bedroom suites with all the amenities? As family needs and lifestyles evolve, an increasing number of Baby Boomers and young homeowners are looking at the flexibility and functionality of multiple suites. This is a hot trend that offers families the ultimate in comfort, luxury, and privacy.
Want a more unique look in your home’s exterior facade? For sheer visual appeal and character, there’s nothing like the unconventional touch and charm that vertical siding adds to the home and its architectural features. We explore some of the ways vertical siding can enhance your home’s appearance both inside and out.
Ready to say goodbye to 2020? The new year will combine clean, modern, and sophisticated styles with function and purpose. Look for high ceilings, super-sized walk-in showers, double kitchen islands, Country and Farmhouse chic, and more. Let’s explore the design trends that will pop up in the American home in 2021.
Sheltering at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic has spurred new interest in outdoor areas as an extension of home living space. Here’s what to consider adding to your dream home as outdoor living space when planning and designing your next new-build.
From having done comfort baking to sewing face masks and binge-watching TV during stay-at-home Covid-19, many of us are becoming restless. Why not take on long-avoided home projects like reorganizing spaces, perking up the interior, or freshening up the exterior. Here’s a suggested list as we shelter-in-place.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. So, when choosing a floor plan, the kitchen and surrounding space deserve your time and attention. What could you do to make the kitchen your dream kitchen? We explore today’s most popular kitchen design styles and kitchen floor plan layout ideas -- and how to make them work with your house plan.
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.
One of the three common foundations, crawlspaces may show up at the end of the list of features in a new home and are predominant in warm and dry climates. Here’s a closer look at the crawlspace foundation, its pros and cons, and its increasing numbers in certain regions of the country.
As residential architects and designers rolled out their predictions for hot trends to expect in 2020, Covid 19 struck the whole world and changed the way we look at our homes. Let’s find out more about the new reality of residential design and use of specific features in the home during this challenging time.