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House Plan News — Interior Design

This is a great place for getting more information about stock house plans. We are always posting articles about the latest house plan trends, from building techniques to interior decoration. Picking a house plan can be very confusing. We try and take just a little bit of the mystery away from the home plan hunting process. We would love to hear from you. If you have a question or a subject that we didn’t cover, please contact us and let us know. We are always happy to share our knowledge with you.


How to Infuse Universal Design Into Any Home

How to Infuse Universal Design Into Any Home 0

Like it or not, our physical abilities change as we age. Vision begins to blur and joints begin to ache. Once-simple tasks like taking out the garbage, emptying the dishwasher, or even taking a shower can become increasingly arduous. However, not everyone living in multi-generational households are likely to have the same needs. These are the homes that can benefit the most from “universal design.” It doesn't matter if you’re...

New Trends in Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics

New Trends in Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics 0

Outdoor design trends continue to be popular among home owners across the country. It’s a simple, budget-friendly way to increase your home’s square footage and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you have a large patio or a small porch, your outdoor room can easily reflect your style and become a treasured gathering spot in your home.  Archival Designs offers a large collection of home plans  across all architectural styles...

Affordable Home Upgrades That Impress

Affordable Home Upgrades That Impress 0

1. Enhance the curb appeal of your home. Spruce up your front entry of your castle house plan with a new layer of mulch, and thoughtfully planted shrubs.  Add a pop of color to your landscape design with easy care Black-Eyed Susan or Dianthus flowers.  Grand entry of the Amboise 2. Spice up your front door. A new front door in your luxury floor plan can  change the look of...

Kitchen & Bath Trends 2016

Kitchen & Bath Trends 2016 0

Kitchen Trends 2016 Clean lines and bright whites prevail in traditional, contemporary, or transitional designs. Turn your pantry into more than just food storage.  When possible, add a window, small sink, and ample storage for appliances.   Built-in floor toceiling shelves will maximize storage space and organization. Incorporate energy-efficient task & accent lighting under cabinets and around circulation paths. Age in place by moving more storage down, rather than keeping all...

Color Schemes For Your New Home

Color Schemes For Your New Home 0

Choosing the Perfect Color Scheme After countless hours you've finally chosen the house of your dreams.  Now the real fun begins!  When it's time to choose the color scheme for your home, treat it the same way you would the interior.  The right color scheme will help boost it's curb appeal while expressing your personality and style. 1. Bright and airy. Paint materials such as stucco, shakes, or siding a...

Kitchen Design Elements You Won't Want to Live Without

Kitchen Design Elements You Won't Want to Live Without 0

Kitchen styles and designs evolve over time, but there are a few things we simply can't get enough of.   If you're ready to remodel your kitchen, or are planning on designing your own home you'll enjoying learning more about these kitchen designs you won't want to live without. 1. Contemporary meets traditional. We've enjoyed the excitement of new design with the comfort of traditional elements for years and this design...