Many of us have re-discovered outdoor living! We've also found out that there can be so much more to our outdoor living spaces than a table, a couple of chairs, and a grill. Are home improvement projects related to outdoor living near the top of your to-do list? If so, here are 13 outdoor living projects you can do to make your home more enjoyable now or what to consider adding to your dream home as an 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.
Popular in contemporary home design, floor-to-ceiling windows are trendy, stylish, appealing, and attractive. As homeowners express interest in the design concept of these “walls of glass,” we take a closer look at their benefits and challenges – and find out if they really make sense for those in the market for new homes.
A popular trend in home architecture, the open floor plan continues to fascinate home buyers and those looking to renovate older homes. If planned and decorated properly, a home with an open floor layout can be spectacular. We look at the challenges of open plan living – and how to avoid design mistakes.
Monolithic slab foundations are an inexpensive, sturdy, long-lasting, and easy-to-install choice. But if something goes wrong with the underground plumbing, wiring – or the concrete slab itself – it’s not at an easy fix. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of this popular foundation choice for homeowners and homebuyers alike.
If you’re building or remodeling a home in 2020, these 8 trends are the best place to start to ensure that your home is eco-friendly and stylish – and comes in under budget. We’ve even included bonus home style trends with classic design attributes that are making their comebacks.