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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 [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure During Holiday Travel

If you’re headed out of town for the holidays, don’t forget to take the necessary steps to keep your home safe. With so many homeowners planning trips, burglars know it’s high time to find the perfect target. According to CNN Money, December is the peak month for burglaries. Luckily, there are some simple [...]

This Fall, Make Home Upgrades With Staying Power

(BPT) - Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn't allow. It's also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes that can bring impact [...]

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