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How to Choose a House Plan With Curb Appeal

What is curb appeal, and why does it matter? We hear realtors and popular tv shows refer to curb appeal all the time. Curb appeal describes the appearance of a house to someone who is looking at it from the street. In real estate, first impressions matter. When planning for construction, you can start on [...]

How To Set Up Your New Home Office

(BPT) - As the pandemic began, many professionals quickly switched from working in the office to working from home. What started as a tentative few weeks turned into a few months. Over a year later, many people are still working remotely. Furthermore, at increasing rates companies are transitioning indefinitely to hybrid or full-time remote work. [...]

How to Plan For Your Outdoor Living Space

(BPT) - When planning to build a new home, great outdoor living space has become a priority. The pandemic caused outdoor living space to become true extensions of the home. From a calm place to escape to an area to work and focus, outdoor rooms are being designed and utilized more frequently than ever before. [...]

How to Calculate the Total Heated Square Footage of a House Plan

A house plan’s total square footage tells you how many square feet of finished space a plan offers. The finished space is the heated living area of the house. Finished space usually has floor coverings such as wood, vinyl, ceramic, carpeting, or tile. Unfinished square footage such as garages, porches, decks, attics, bonus rooms, courtyards, [...]

How to Choose Between a Single-Story and Two-Story House

Image source Purchasing a home is a pretty big financial step, so there are many important choices to be made. The choice that usually holds the greatest dilemma among homebuyers is the one between a single-story and two-story house. The thing is, there’s no clear-cut answer to which is the better investment. This depends on [...]

Ways to Save Money When Building a House

Like this house plan? Click here to see the plan specifications. The home buying process is complicated for many Americans. There are many options for housing on the market, but some feel as though nothing fits exactly what they need within their price range. Because of this, many people have considered the alternative option of [...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

Building a new home is incredibly exciting. After years of putting up with your old house’s shortcomings, you finally have the opportunity to build the property of your dreams. When done right, you’ll have a personal haven that has everything exactly the way you and your family want it. Yet if you’re not careful, you [...]

The Process of Building a Custom Home: How to Get Started

Click here to see the floor plans and specifications for House Plan 51939. Building a custom home can take some extra thought and effort when compared to purchasing an existing home, but there's really no comparison to the amount of freedom and flexibility that this option affords you. Benefits include taking full advantage of the [...]

How to Design a Home Gym

A home gym offers affordability, convenience, flexibility, and reassurance to many consumers. Working out at a typical gym can pose unique struggles for many people. Exercising around others in crowded gyms can be intimidating, frustrating and expensive, especially if one is inexperienced or new to the gym. Finding the time to leave home and family [...]

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