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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 [...]

Myth busters: Why vinyl siding is America’s hottest home design feature

(BPT) - Chances are, you've seen and heard a lot about vinyl siding on home renovation television shows, in magazines and in your neighborhood. Once seen as a drab and boring alternative to aluminum siding, vinyl siding is now driving new design trends, effortlessly adapting to any architectural home style. According to the U.S. Census [...]

How today’s vinyl siding packs extreme toughness

(ARA) - Through tempestuous weather and extreme four-season cycles, today's vinyl siding is living up to both the style and durability demands of discerning builders, remodelers, architects, homeowners and multifamily developers. Manufacturing advancements allow the market's innovative producers to artistically recreate looks of genuine weathered cedar, reclaimed brick and deeply-faceted stone. One manufacturer, Foundry Siding [...]

Expandable Design

Imagine a young couple buying an affordable house in a neighborhood with the comfort of knowing that their home could grow along with their family and their finances.  Consider a couple of aging “baby boomers” who would like to downsize to an efficiently designed two bedroom cottage – with the peace of mind that for [...]

INTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENTS – A Space of Your Own

What makes a home inviting? As with any discussion of design elements, the answer is usually quite subjective. Diverse personal preferences make it difficult to nail down specifics, but a few general guidelines can help increase the attraction and comfort of several areas in your home. The front door and entry, for instance, require special [...]

A-Frame Home Plans and The A Shaped House

Search our A-Frame House Plans collection Many consider the A-Frame style house the classic vacation home. It is easily imagined, nestled away in a natural setting, reflecting itself in the rippling waters of a calm lake, or overlooking the crashing waves of an ocean beachfront. The A-frame house has been cast in the role of [...]

Custom Stairways Add Distinctive Style to Home Interiors

As one of the most prominent interior architectural features, custom staircases are an increasingly popular way for homeowners to make a captivating first impression. Interior stairways help define a home's look and serve as more than just a connecting point between two levels. Today's stairway offerings include a wide selection of styles and accessories, allowing [...]

Florida Home Plans

Search our Florida Home Plans collection The design of the Florida style home is directly related to the rigorous climate of that sultry southeastern state.  With a nearly year-round dose of heat, humidity and termites - not to mention an infamous hurricane season - this region has all but done away with wood frame construction and [...]

Farmhouse Style Home Plans

Search our Farmhouse House Plans collection Farmhouse style homes are most commonly identified by deep, sprawling covered wrap-around porches that often shade more than just the front of the home.  These homes are closely related to Country style homes, but generally give the impression of having a higher physical profile.  Farmhouse homes are warm and [...]

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