Dreaming of going off the grid? You’re not alone. Conservative estimates put the number of American families living off-grid at 180,000 and that number is rising rapidly, especially after 2020. Here’s what to expect price and planning wise, including the top mistakes to avoid to save both money and legal trouble.
Slender building lot? No problem! Building a home on a narrow lot doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style, space, or livability. In fact, these homes are attractive, and spacious. No matter your style, these homes could be just what you’re looking for.
A shed is a versatile addition to your home's yard, serving many purposes: a storage space, a workshop, or even a getaway, like a She Shed. Whatever the purpose, you'll want to make sure to build the shed correctly. Here’s everything you need to know!
Mud Rooms are an essential part of any modern home as they serve as an important buffer between the outside world and the comfort of the home. While we have many popular home plans with mud rooms, these 10 are some of our favorites in style and size.
While high ceilings are among the dominant style features in recent years, ceilings themselves are often overlooked or given little thought by homeowners. It’s time to think about what’s up there and consider how ceilings -– whether high or low – can perk up a room and create a dramatic impact overhead.
Tracing their origins from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Asia, classic columns and pillars give the exteriors and interiors of contemporary homes impressive and stylish looks. We focus on columns, posts, and railings and how they transform and enhance the look of the 21st century home.
Traditionally, a cabin is a small house – situated on a lake, in the woods, or in a mountain setting – built from logs or lumber and simple tools. While the first cabins were not stylish or sophisticated, the 21st century cabin home can be designed and built with all the architectural flourishes.
From the gorgeous landscapes, picturesque mountains, and rustic villages of the French countryside emerged what is defined as the French Country style. A mix of Old World charm, the rustic and fancy, this architectural design is a balanced combination of the simple, comfortable, and graceful. In this article, we learn more about the origins and elements of French Country style.
Great bathroom design is less about how it looks (which is also important) and more about how it works. A new bathroom doesn't come cheap, so you want to do it right. Here are 10 common design mistakes professional designers see in a bathroom designed by someone without experience.
Construction home loans are essentially mortgages for people who are building their own home (or doing major renovations!) instead of purchasing an existing home. Because of this, they have a bit of a different structure and requirements than a typical mortgage. Let us fill you in.
Just like architectural styles, there are unique and out-of-the-ordinary home foundations that may be more intriguing than basements, crawl spaces, and monolithic concrete slabs. It may be time to consider elevated foundations that are common in coastal and beachfront homes. Think piles, piers, and screw pile foundations that can be as versatile as the customary types.