As cooking becomes a passion rather than a necessity, more people in a family are likely to congregate in the kitchen to try out their culinary skills. How can everyone share a space enjoyably – and peacefully? It may be time to redesign the “hub” of the home to accommodate all of those foodies.
Perhaps some of the more interesting – and overlooked – exterior features of a home are the window shutters of various shapes, designs, and colors. Forget about the kitchen and the porch for a minute, and think about how you can give your home a fresh look with these decorative accents.
Did you know there are at least 7 kinds of building lot to choose from? Finding just the right one for your dream home construction project isn't always easy. And when you choose the perfect lot, you’ll need to match your house plan to it. Here’s what you need to know.
From the Franklin Stove to the modern electric, gas, or traditional wood-burning type, fireplaces add warmth, comfort, and ambiance to the home. As you search for your dream house plan, think of its décor and your lifestyle. Here are several tips to help you choose the fireplace for your home and family.
You may never have thought much about it, but did you know the slope of your roof is an important element of your house plans? The slope that’s right for you will be dictated by your personal tastes, your location’s climate, and even the architectural style you want your dream home to be.
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.
When planning the construction of your dream home, part of making the right decisions for the build involves selecting the best materials that will go into it, and that includes the flooring for the porch and/or deck. It will need to last for decades – and look good doing it!
Sometimes when we’re designing our dream home we forget those oh-so-important exterior decisions. What about siding? It’s straightforward, right? Not exactly. There are plenty of options when it comes to siding, and we’re here to break down how to make the right choice for you and your home.
As outdoor living spaces increase in popularity, there is a greater demand for decks with interesting designs and features. If you’re ready to add a deck to your new or renovated home, consider important factors like size, location, layout, budget, fixtures, materials, and local codes when planning your dream deck.
It’s so easy for the price tag of your new home construction project to skyrocket the minute you start picking out what you love. With a few tips and tricks, you can be sure to stay right on budget and still get exactly what you want.