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Monthly Archives: September 2008

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Construction Insurance

By David Porter AIA - Consulting architect to the Garlinghouse House Plans Company since 1989 You are having your dream house built on a piece of property you own.  You are either hiring a builder or building it on your own by hiring the subcontractors and buying all of the materials.  Do you need to [...]

By |September 17th, 2008|Archi-Tech Tips, Home Construction, Insurance|0 Comments

OSB vs. Plywood

You want to build the highest quality home, right? Of course you do. That's why you're here reading this tip after you buy your home plans. Because quality is also a concern for us, we want to help you make sure that every part of your home is as good as it can be, including [...]

By |September 17th, 2008|Home Construction, Sheathing|0 Comments

Prepare Your Home (& Self) For Winter

Out with the beach gear and floral prints. In with the sweaters and football posters. As the air turns crisp, there's much to think about. Will it be mittens or gloves? The Giants or the Cowboys? Your home deserves some thought, too. A weekend of preparation can make for a much cozier (and less expensive) [...]

By |September 17th, 2008|Home Maintanence|0 Comments

Hillside Home Plans for Sloping Lots

Search our Hillside Home Plans collection Hillside homes are specifically designed to adapt to sloping or rugged building sites.  Whether the terrain slopes from front to back, back to front, or side to side, a Hillside home design often provides buildable solutions for even the most challenging lot.  One common benefit of a Hillside home is [...]

By |September 12th, 2008|Home Styles, House Plans|0 Comments

Luxury Home Floor Plans

Search our Luxury House Plans collection Luxurious living is not defined by the size of a home, but rather, the home's enhancement of one's luxurious lifestyle.   From smaller, well appointed "jewel box" designs, to sprawling mansions, Luxury homes provide refined settings in which to entertain, relax and enjoy life.  No matter the size, a Luxury home is [...]

By |September 11th, 2008|Home Styles, House Plans|0 Comments

Mediterranean and Spanish Style Homes

Search our Mediterranean Home Plans collection The Mediterranean style house casts an immediate impression of warm sea breezes, bright sunshine, and relaxed lifestyles.   Shallow, broad rooflines are commonly covered with curved tiles, and exterior walls are clad in stucco or stucco-like materials - often vibrantly colored.  Arches, columns and wrought iron accents are often incorporated into [...]

By |September 10th, 2008|Home Styles, House Plans|0 Comments

Two-Car Garage Building Plans

Search over 140 Two-Car Garages here. Building a new garage, whether detached or attached, is a one of those things that will most likely cause you to say, "I should have done this years ago."   A garage not only offers you practical benefits on a daily basis, it also significantly increases the overall value of [...]

By |September 4th, 2008|Garage Plans|0 Comments