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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
9 Tips: How To Hire the Right Builder for Your New Home

9 Tips: How To Hire the Right Builder for Your New Home 0

You've found the house of your dreams, and are ready to embark on the exciting journey of home building.  One of the most difficult decisions homeowners are faced with is choosing the dependable and skilled contractor. Here are 9 tips that will help you choose the right contractor for your dream home. Set up interviews with at least 3 to 4 contractors.    Make a list with all of your questions...

Property Setbacks & Your House Plan

Property Setbacks & Your House Plan 0

What is a setback? A setback is the minimum distance which a house must be set back from the property line of the lot it will be built on.  The minimum distance required by zoning codes along the front, rear, and sides of the property vary by zoning district.  When building in a planned community, it is common for developers to create setback lines to ensure uniform appearance in the...

  • Joanne Loftus
Beach House Plans | Make Your Home A Private Getaway

Beach House Plans | Make Your Home A Private Getaway 0

Re-create the look and serenity of coastal cities in your very own home. Here are a few ideas to guide you along the shoreline of beach house plans: Bedroom – Bring The Beach Indoors It's no surprise the casual and peaceful vibe of the coast is a popular decor choice when it comes to bedrooms. A beach house bedroom doesn't have to be over-the-top, or have obvious beach motifs. Bring...

6 Kitchen Design & Decor Ideas

6 Kitchen Design & Decor Ideas 0

When it comes to decorating your newly built home, there's no better place to begin than with the kitchen.  Get inspired by these stunning kitchens as you dream up your very own.   Display Stylish Accessories A kitchen can be both functional and stylish!  Display artwork or accessories like you would in a living room or bedroom. Consider vintage food or grocer signs, as shown in the Whispering Valley farm...

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...