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The Beauty of Hidden Garages

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:55:45 +0000

Almost every home you see has a garage attached, usually tacked on to the front of the house. And as our cars get bigger, so too does the standard size of a garage. Spaces for three cars is not uncommon, and use of extra space for seasonal storage. Who could do without such space when […]

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Using Salvaged Building Materials in Home Construction

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:05:29 +0000

The cost of building a new home can seem daunting at the outset, but there are a number of clever ways to keep costs down without cutting any corners. Use of salvaged building materials is becoming a popular money-saving trick many builders and contractors are offering. Building materials and fixtures salvaged from old buildings first […]

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Walkout Basement House Plans

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:46:19 +0000

Walkout basement homes are widely popular all across the country for the extra space and adaptability they offer. Although many imagine a perfectly flat, expansive lot on which to build a dream home, most lots present some degree of elevation that must be taken into account. Where possible, a walkout basement home provides a way […]

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Split-Level Homes

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:59:31 +0000

The split-level home has long been a popular choice in the American landscape. Beginning in the 1950’s, with lots getting smaller as the home owning population grew, the sprawling Ranch-style home was getting more difficult to build and more expensive to maintain.   Existing homes were modified and new homes being built kept the long […]

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Inverted Floor Plans

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:43:34 +0000

Inverted floor plans have a long history of providing functional protection. Recent construction innovations and clever design trends have brought this practice back to the forefront of home floor plans in a variety of settings. Perhaps the oldest examples of inverted floor plans are the castles of ancient Europe. A design of concentric circles- the […]

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House Plans with Flex Space

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:07:51 +0000

Building your dream home is often a very exciting process. As you witness each phase of construction you draw ever closer to the completion of your goal. But there can also be moments of uncertainty: did I choose the right home for my family? What if things change in a way I haven’t foreseen?  No […]

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Mountain and Rustic House Plans

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:31:01 +0000

Mountain homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Rather than being an architectural distinction, mountain house plans represent a collection of common features designed for rugged landscapes. Also called Rustic house plans, these homes tend to be on the smaller side and boast design elements perfect for vacation homes in beautiful settings. Natural […]

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A Vacation Home Is A Solid Investment

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:02:48 +0000

There are numerous studies to show that Americans take trips more frequently when they have a permanent vacation home as a destination. The peace of mind that comes from staying in your own space is a powerful motivator, and the ability to store necessities on site is yet another big incentive. In the busy lives […]

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Nostalgic American Architecture is Perfect for the Holidays

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:52:07 +0000

There is perhaps no season that makes many of us nostalgic for early American architecture like autumn. As leaves begin to turn bright colors and fall in piles in the front yard, kids dress up and parole neighborhood streets for Hallowe’en, and preparations are made for the upcoming holidays, images of colonial homes fill our […]

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Autumn Curb Appeal for your Front Porch

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:15:49 +0000

Autumn is upon us, and it appears in all its colorful glory. It is the time of Hallowe’en costumes, darker days, pumpkin flavored everything. This time of year, we showcase our beautiful homes and extend our front porch space to friends and family alike as we welcome them to our homes for a string of […]

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