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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...

Maximizing Spaces in a Small House Plan

Maximizing Spaces in a Small House Plan 0

Small house plans with cozier spaces have become increasingly common among home buyers across the board.  No matter what architectural style your home plan is, we hope you're find these home design tips and tricks useful to make your small spaces feel bigger and bright. Paint It White A light, neutral palette will make a small room feel airy and bright, but also runs the risk of reaching into dull...

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...