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Yearly Archives: 2014


Historic House Plans with Contemporary Design

You might imagine a set of dog-eared blueprints when you read “Historic House Plans,” but our collection is anything but aged and old fashioned. The architect of these two plans has drawn them to help you pass the review board if you are building in a district with protected architecture. You will appreciate the novelty of [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|House Design, House Plans|0 Comments

What Does Your Home Design Say About You?

What Does Your Home Design Say About You?     When you purchase a home, you have a lot to consider, but did you ever stop to think about what the home’s elevation says about your disposition and lifestyle? From colonial to contemporary, the home you live in may let on more than you think [...]

By |December 12th, 2014|House Design|0 Comments

Top 3 Reasons for Building Green

Will traditionally built homes soon join the ranks of the 8-track tape and the manual typewriter? Ed Begley, Jr., environmentalist and star of HGTV's hit show Living with Ed, believes that may indeed come to pass. I interviewed Ed during the Earth Day celebrations in Washington D.C. and asked him about the future of green building and remodeling. “In today‘s [...]

By |November 26th, 2014|Green Building, Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Successful Staging

Spruce Up and Clean Out to Turn On Prospective Home Buyers   Selling your existing home? With prospective buyers walking through every room, peering inside your closets and cupboards, you'll want to make the best impressions possible. Interior design professional Adrienne van Dooren offers several practical, do-able tips that will help you stage your humble abode for a top dollar sale. [...]

House Plans Designed to Keep the Kids Close

Do you have a new baby? There’s nothing worse than having the nursery across the house from the master bedroom when he /she wakes up crying for attention. Young children will feel more secure knowing that you are only one room away, making it easier to help them acclimatize to sleeping in their own room. [...]

By |November 7th, 2014|House Design, House Plans|0 Comments

New House Plans for November 2014

House Plan 75140 We love the modern / rustic style of House Plan 75140 with its iron handrails on the porch and tapered stone bases for the pillars. A trellis connects the detached garage from the 985 square foot, cottage sized home. This design would make a great full time residence for a [...]

By |October 31st, 2014|House Design, House Plans|0 Comments

Best Selling House Plan With Photographs

House Plan 82162 Best Selling House Plan 82162 can be classified as a Craftsman design due to the various siding materials including brick, stone and cedar shake. Heavy timber beams and stone pedestals dress up the front porch along with an arched set of French doors. European elements are noticed in the hip [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|House Design, House Plans|0 Comments

New Craftsman House Plan

Craftsman House Plan 58255 has 2925 square feet and a two car garage set at an angle from the main living space. When entering from the front porch, you will find the formal dining room to your right and the study to your left. This room can function as an extra bedroom or guestroom as [...]

By |October 17th, 2014|House Design, House Plans|0 Comments

Homeowners and Natural Gas

Increasingly, households concerned with energy efficiency are turning to natural gas as an environmentally friendly energy alternative to fuel their homes. Natural gas is considered the cleanest of all fossil fuels, as well as an inexpensive source of energy. It’s a nonrenewable fuel, which is created when layers of plants and animals, buried in the [...]

By |October 6th, 2014|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Brand New House Plans

House Plan 82312 House Plan 82312 looks like it could outlast any type of weather conditions with its rustic shingle style exterior. Although it’s pictured here on a sunny day with a green lawn, you can also imagine it as a cozy haven set amid layers of snow. Look up to see smoke [...]

By |October 3rd, 2014|House Design, House Plans|0 Comments