While ranches, Spanish-Mission homes, and mansions are associated with Texas, a different style has permeated the Lone Star State. Known as Texas Modern, it is architecture embedded in the history, climate, topography, traditions, economy, and culture of Texas. Let’s focus on Texas Modern’s attributes and why it’s adapted to the state’s terrain and climate.
It’s all in the pitch – roof pitch, that is. One of the most visible aspects of a roof and a home, roof pitch matters in terms of the safety and aesthetic appeal of a home. We explore this feature, its importance, the varying degrees of pitch possible, and how it affects the roofing system.
Following the Tiny House trend that got so much attention in recent years comes a new alternative in housing: the barndominium. This latest design option blends the look of a barn and its open spaces with the modern aesthetic of a condominium. Check out its features, benefits, and drawbacks – and why it’s popular.
Finding the perfect plan for your dream home doesn’t have to be difficult! Because The Plan Collection has thousands of options to choose from, some might find searching our site a bit tricky, so we’ve created this step-by-step guide to make things even easier for you.
Imagine all the "must-haves" you ever envisioned for your dream home – without settling for the next best thing on the market. Building a custom home is a considerable investment that presents many challenges, but think of the finished product and the satisfaction of having done it. Are you ready for the big step?
From sketchbooks and blueprints to today’s building-design software, architectural drawings have undergone an evolution. As digital technology permeates the architecture and home building fields, computerized images are slowly but surely replacing hand drawings. We focus on computer-aided design (CAD) and how it is changing the house plan industry.
Spring is the perfect time to prepare your landscape or garden for summer elegance! We’ll walk you through exactly what you need to do this spring planting season to make sure you have a healthy, happy yard and garden filled with amazing blooms to enjoy when the warmer weather sets in.
The finished basement can add style, function, and value to a home. Recent remodeling trends include basement spaces that accommodate guests, work-at-home parents, relaxing spaces, and more. We focus on hot trends: the daylight basement and walkout basement, where you can just walk out onto a patio or walkway without stairs.
Pinterest is one of the world’s best databases for ideas, a social search engine with access to every single kind of inspiration you could possibly ask for. It’s the perfect resource for those looking to build a home. These house plans on Pinterest are the most current, popular, and stylish ones out there.
Focusing on the connection between indoors and outdoors, U-shaped house designs borrow from Spanish-Mexican haciendas and the perspectives of architectural pioneers Charles and Henry Green, Joseph Eichler, and Cliff Mays on the home’s relationship to natural light. Reinvented for contemporary times, the design makes sense for both traditional and modern homes.