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House Plan News — House Building Tips

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Multi-generational Households: House Plans with In-Law Suites

Multi-generational Households: House Plans with In-Law Suites 0

Multi-generational house plans with dedicated in-law suites are a great option for any household that needs to accommodate aging parents, returning college children, or a live-in nanny. Multi-generational households are not a new idea, but are certainly a growing trend.  According to the Pew Research Center, in 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof.   A full house can...

Curb Appeal that Brings Home Buyers In the Door

Curb Appeal that Brings Home Buyers In the Door 0

A home may have the latest and greatest features and technologies, but if the outside of the home — the first thing a home buyer sees — isn’t appealing, it will be difficult to get them in the front door to see the amazing interior. Enhance a Home’s Exterior with Window Design During the past decade, windows have become architecturally styled design elements in virtually endless colors that can significantly...

How to: Stage Your Home to Sell

How to: Stage Your Home to Sell 0

Get your home ready to sell this Spring with these 10 seasonal staging tips from professionals. Start Staging with a Spring Cleaning "Scrub your home until it sparkles-- and don't forget the windows," says Ilaria Barion, founder of Virtual Staging by Ilaria Barion. Then, get out of winter "nesting" mode and declutter, declutter, declutter until your space is light, airy and spacious. "Don't stuff junk into closets," she says. "You...

Landscaping Tips for Your House Plan

Landscaping Tips for Your House Plan 0

The beauty of your newly build house plan extends past the front door.  Landscape design is a key part of making your new home stand out and reflect your style.  Here are some tips to consider as you choose a landscape that shows off your personality and architectural style of your home: Hire a Pro A professionally landscaped property can easily add up to 20 percent to your home’s value...

Builders: How to Assess Online Reviews

Builders: How to Assess Online Reviews 0

If you visited a dozen websites and read hundreds of reviews just to decide on which new television to purchase, then how about when it comes time to select a home builder? Builders will be doing a significant amount of work to your biggest investment: your home. So choosing the right one is a paramount decision. If you are like most home owners, you will likely do a significant amount...

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Builder

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Builder 0

Though builders might generally use similar tools and materials when building custom home plans, not all are alike when it comes to things like technique, training and customer service. Finding the right home builder whose business approach aligns well with your personal preferences is essential to a pleasant home-building experience. Questions for Your Home Builder The builder will be asking you plenty of questions during your initial meeting to discuss...