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Warm & Sunny Cape Cod Home Plan

House Plan 86104 is a lovely Cape Cod in style, a throwback to homes in England. Three shuttered, symmetrical dormer windows crown a steeply pitched roof- the original design meant for shedding heavy snowfall during long winters in New England. Elegant columns grace a covered font porch measuring 37 feet wide and 9 feet deep. [...]

By |August 29th, 2013|Home Styles, House Design, House Plans|0 Comments

20 Deadly Products Containing Asbestos: Are They Hiding in Your Home?

By Brian Turner | Once considered a “miracle mineral”, the properties of asbestos that made it so desirable for use in construction and products are the same properties that turned it into a curse for many families. Asbestos exposure is the known cause of mesothelioma and other rare and deadly asbestos-related diseases. Despite being considered [...]

By |August 20th, 2013|Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Craftsman Home Plan 59947

Curb-appeal is achieved with this newly revived Craftsman exterior. As your neighbors stroll by, walking their dogs or chasing small children on tricycles, their gaze will inevitably turn to the delightful architectural details that adorn your home. Cedar shake siding surrounds the windows in both gables, each crowned by decorative brackets. Providing a comfortable place [...]

By |August 16th, 2013|House Plans|0 Comments

Outdoor Entertaining on a Budget

(BPT) - Wish your soiree could have a bit more swagger? You don't need a celebrity budget and abode to throw a stunning celebration. With just a bit of creative vision and DIY savvy, you'll have an affair to remember in no time at all. Sensational seating The first step to ensure an enjoyable event [...]

By |August 15th, 2013|Outdoor Spaces|0 Comments

Tiny House Plans

Though it's not for everyone, there is a growing trend in America to reject homes with sprawling square footage and open spaces in favor of micro homes. A small footprint and less energy and water consumption, plus the financial benefits make micro homes popular with single individuals that are willing to live in less than [...]

By |August 12th, 2013|House Plans|0 Comments

How to Choose Bright Exterior Paint

Energize your home's exterior with vibrant colors: (BPT) - Chances are you've thought about adding a splash of color to the exterior of your home, and you're not the only one. Many people have the same idea, but they don't act because they're worried they will choose poorly. Selecting the wrong color for your home's [...]

By |August 8th, 2013|Home Improvement|0 Comments

Perfect Bungalow House Plan

Bungalow House Plan 65800 is solidly planted in the earth by handsome tapered craftsman columns on stone bases. Reflected in the swimming pool is a gazebo built to match the craftsman details of the main home. Fountains of water pour from the pool under the gazebo and from the roof, allowing the homeowners to enjoy [...]

By |August 6th, 2013|House Plans|0 Comments

Budget Friendly Family Home Plan

The concept behind house plan 24738 was simple; design an affordable house with as many upscale features as possible. We wanted to cater to the first time home buyer, or the growing family needing more space, without sacrificing budget. We believe we hit a home run with this design. Square footage was maximized by using [...]

By |August 1st, 2013|House Design, House Plans|Comments Off on Budget Friendly Family Home Plan