Symmetry is a popular architectural element for a reason. Because of the visual harmony of symmetrical homes, they tend to be one of the most popular and appealing options on the market. However, even if a home isn’t perfectly symmetrical, elemental balance is still essential. Here’s what you need to know.
The cellar that merely stored wine, root vegetables, and other essentials has evolved into the basement – a comfortable, functional, and stylish living space for families. With technological advances and improvements in construction and maintenance, today’s basement provides extra space that families can turn into whatever they want. Here are the pros and cons.
Covid-19 has made social distancing part of our daily lives, causing many of us to consider becoming more self-sufficient. Homesteading is a way to do this and doesn’t necessarily mean going “off the grid” completely. Here are ways to adapt your home to homesteading – and some ideas on building new.
Covid-19 has more and more homeowners spending days on end at home – working, home schooling, and just trying to stay socially distant. Check out these creative ideas – for the long term and the short term – to turn your new home into an enjoyable spot to shelter in place.
What’s your fancy? An amazing one-story home with a spacious Great Room and all the amenities on one level? Or a fabulous two-story home with the social and work spaces on the main level and living quarters on the upper level? Here are factors to consider when facing that decision.
Taking off in 1840 as “Federal” style faded into the background, the Italianate Style – with its decorative brackets and square towers – became the most popular architectural design in the U.S. until 1885. The style was primarily seen in grand country mansions and urban townhouses around the U.S.
With so many of us working from home, we thought we would take this time to virtually catch up with our expert house designers. Our first one-on-one interview is with Sam Morgan, a certified professional building designer (CPBD/AIBD CGP/NAHB), from SW Morgan Fine Home Design. Sam answers our customers’ most common questions about house plans and home construction. We also learn a bit more about what makes Sam’s home plans so popular.
Designing a loft space can be really tricky, as every square inch needs to have a purpose. To be successful, you need to plan ahead. With the right end goal in mind, you’ll be able to achieve a functional space that’s also very livable. Here’s how to do it.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected hundreds of thousands throughout the world. However we, as a nation, are not ones to sit around feeling helpless. When crises and emergencies arise, including pandemics, we respond by doing what we do best, helping each other. The Plan Collection and its associates, along with many other companies, are doing what they can to assist those in need.
With a description like “Zero Energy Home,” can such a house’s design be exciting and attractive? The answer is yes. It’s rapidly rising in popularity because of the super-efficiency, green footprint, comfort, security, and healthy environment that it provides for families – and it can come in every size and architectural style.