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Monthly Archives: July 2013

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How to Remodel Your Laundry Room

(BPT) - With the average American family doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, it's no wonder that the laundry room has become one of the most popular remodeling projects in the house.- Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms. [...]

By |July 31st, 2013|Home Improvement|Comments Off on How to Remodel Your Laundry Room

Tuscan House Plan 75122

Tuscan House Plan No. 75122 greets you from the street with a warm red tile rooftop and tall arched windows. This finished home has an added brick bump out to expand the kitchen. Earthy materials recall the majestic villas of central Italy's countryside, and the artistry of design will inspire and delight the homeowners as [...]

By |July 26th, 2013|House Plans|Comments Off on Tuscan House Plan 75122

Luxury House Plan 87609

Whoever came up with the saying, "beauty only runs skin deep," obviously never laid eyes on House Plan 87609. An absolutely captivating presentation on the outside continues to the core of this design. One of the most intriguing aspects of this home's floor plan is the intelligent use of angles in the layout. Upon entering, [...]

By |July 24th, 2013|House Plans|Comments Off on Luxury House Plan 87609

Myth busters: Why vinyl siding is America’s hottest home design feature

(BPT) - Chances are, you've seen and heard a lot about vinyl siding on home renovation television shows, in magazines and in your neighborhood. Once seen as a drab and boring alternative to aluminum siding, vinyl siding is now driving new design trends, effortlessly adapting to any architectural home style. According to the U.S. Census [...]

By |July 19th, 2013|Exterior Veneer, House Design|Comments Off on Myth busters: Why vinyl siding is America’s hottest home design feature

Traditional Farmhouse Plan 75128

Classified as traditional, house plan 75128 is designed like a rambling farmhouse, complete with a curved double porch enclosing the two-story bay window. Decorative fanlight windows add character under the gables. This home would be attractive in a residential neighborhood or alone on a Kentucky horse farm- the possibilities are endless. Picture the changing seasons [...]

By |July 17th, 2013|House Plans|Comments Off on Traditional Farmhouse Plan 75128

Do It Yourself Drywall

Don't be daunted by drywall: Tips for success (BPT) - Whether you're finishing a basement or adding space, many home improvement projects require you to replace or add drywall. These days, many homeowners are considering hanging and finishing drywall themselves, giving their projects a complete do-it-yourself flair and helping to cut expenses. As you plan [...]

By |July 15th, 2013|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Do It Yourself Drywall

European House Plan 65409

First Impressions It’s irresistible the way this design, House Plan 65409, makes big promises and keeps them. It all begins with exterior charm, from towering pavilion affects and pitched roofs, to wonderfully elongated windows. The sun-dappled façade is enhanced by the surrounding fringe of autumn-colored leaves and the wrought iron details of the gate and [...]

By |July 11th, 2013|House Plans|Comments Off on European House Plan 65409

Southern House Plans

Southern charm- it’s a simple phrase that defines the complex character of an entire culture. For the past four centuries, the fabric of America’s South has been woven together from its rich heritage and fascinating history. It’s been both blessed with prosperity and cursed with an inordinate amount of bloodshed and heartache. Forged from both [...]

By |July 9th, 2013|House Plans|Comments Off on Southern House Plans

Cottage Plan No. 57002

Cottage Curb Appeal The best of both worlds meet in House Plan 57002, which offers the beautiful curb appeal of a century-old southern cottage combined with a contemporary floor plan that is designed with the needs of a modern family in mind. Tall windows and a deep porch with Victorian trim recall old house charm, [...]

By |July 8th, 2013|House Plans|Comments Off on Cottage Plan No. 57002

Summer Project Plans

Great Summertime Getaways in Your Own Back Yard: Discover New Destinations to Unwind — Without Hitting the Road  Now that summer is upon us, our natural inclination is to “hit the road” and make our getaways into the Great Outdoors. With higher-than-ever gas prices, however, many of our road trip plans have been detoured toward spending time nearer our [...]

By |July 3rd, 2013|House Plans|Comments Off on Summer Project Plans