We interviewed a number of industry expert architects and contractors to understand more about the current design features that are trending in the home and building industry. Learn more about this subject and other related questions from the experts here!
Flooring takes up a lot of the material in a new house, so it behooves you to make sure your not hurting the environment. We look at most popular eco choices: cork, bamboo, engineered wood, recycled (reclaimed) wood, recycled-glass tile, wool carpeting, linoleum, and polished concrete.
Finding just the right siding for your next home construction project is a big decision. You want your house to look good, but you don’t want to pay a fortune or saddle yourself with repainting – and worse, stripping and repainting – every few years. We have some ideas for you.
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!