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Top 5 Favorite Modern Farmhouses

Top 5 Favorite Modern Farmhouses 0

It's not surprising that country charm with modern comforts has swept the nation. We thought it would be fun to share out Top 5 Favorite Modern Farmhouses with you today. Characterized by brilliant white exteriors, abundant windows, and inviting covered porches this architectural style can be grand or small.The simple, yet homey architectural style can easily fit the lifestyle of growing families or empty-nesters. Check out why these Modern Farmhouse...

  • Joanne Loftus
10 Creative Ceilings for Your New Home

10 Creative Ceilings for Your New Home 1

Often times the ceiling goes ignored during the construction of a home plan design.  Flat drywall gets a simple paint job with matte white paint and voila! But how about entirely rethinking the ceiling?  The height, shape, style, and color of your ceilings can affect the overall mood in each space.  Consider incorporating a few of these 10 ceiling styles that are guaranteed to elevate the elegance of your new...

  • Joanne Loftus
Plan Now to Break Ground this Spring

Plan Now to Break Ground this Spring 0

Building your first home can be an exciting — yet, daunting — experience. Before deciding on a location, finding a builder or purchasing a house plan design, you must line up your finances and become more familiar with the various loan options. To help you understand the home buying process, here are a few initial steps to take.   Learn about the Home Buying Process If you’re not familiar with...

  • Joanne Loftus
Bathroom Preferences: Millennials vs. Other Generations

Bathroom Preferences: Millennials vs. Other Generations 0

According to a recent study by NAHB, homebuyer prefences between Millennials vs. other generations greatly vary when it comes to bathrooms. Bathrooms The report complied between 2007 and 2018 showed that the three main bathroom features studied below are significantly more desirable among Millennials than among the older generations. The desire for whirlpool tubs stays relatively consistent for Millennials, but declines for homebuyers as they age (Figure 11.1). The Crystal...

  • Joanne Loftus
8 Tips For Building A New Home

8 Tips For Building A New Home 0

INTERVIEW 3+ BUILDERS Make a list with all of your questions and concerns regarding the building process. Ask each contractor the same questions. and request a bid. Doing this will ensure you can compare all contractors equally. SET A REALISTIC BUDGET Shop around for financing to determine what your budget is. Examine the cost estimate line-by-line, and set aside part of your budget for unexpected construction costs or upgrades you...

3 Common Types of Foundations

3 Common Types of Foundations 0

An important decision every home owner must make when it comes to building a new house plan is the type of foundation required.  In many cases, the foundation selected is dictated by the region's soil and moisture conditions, climate, project budget and more.  The three most common foundation types are: basement, crawlspace, or slab-on-grade.  While other variations are possible, these are the main options you will encounter when you build...

  • Joanne Loftus