Tag: Designing house plans

Designing the Perfect Mudroom For Your New Home

How often do you use the front entrance of your home? It isn’t a common occurrence for families these days. There is a fancy set up right as the front door opens, but it’s usually guest who use this entrance. When most people come in and out of their home, […]

Top 5 Design Trends for New Homes

Top 5 Design Trends for New Homes

Planning a new home build in the near future? If you have a land and are planning to build a house on an empty lot there are many floor plan options available. Some of these floor plans may have better options than others when it comes to the latest trends. […]

what makes a great house plan

What Makes a Great House Plan?

Building a new home is a dream for so many couples, especially if it is their first home. If you recently acquired land, and you are in the planning stages of building your home, there is so much to consider on what makes a great house plan. Deciding on the […]

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Designing Your Beautiful Georgia Farmhouse

Moving away from the big city to start a family is one of the best experiences you will have in life. While living in a bustling city is a terrific experience when you are young, eventually you will want to have enough space where you can build your beautiful Georgia […]

What Makes a New Home More Efficient

What Makes a New Home More Efficient?

When it comes to buying a home, one thing many people do not take into consideration, is the age of the home. Another thing not considered is what makes a new home more efficient. Yes, a 100-year-old freshly renovated home can be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. But is it a […]

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Does Size Really Matter? Choosing the right home size

When it comes to designing your perfect home or building that first house, does size really matter? Choosing the right home size can vary. It really depends on who you ask, but generally speaking, everyone has their preference. In the age of tiny homes, does size really matter to everyone […]

Home Design Plans That Never Go Out of Style

Home Design Plans That Will Never Go Out of Style

There are trends in home planning and design that go in and out of style just like clothing fashions. Many people avidly keep up with these trends. This is especially true for those who entertain a lot or just enjoy home remodeling periodically. On the other hand, there are people […]

Italianate Home Design - The Edgewood in Natchez, MS

Italianate Home Designs – Origin and Characteristics

We first got a glimpse of the Italianate house plan style in the United States during the 1830s. Surprisingly, the trend managed to last until the end of the century. Moreover, many of these homes have remained popular for buyers and new home builders. Most Italianate home plans are between […]

characteristics of Greek revival home plans

5 Key Characteristics of Greek Revival Home Plans

The glamor and charm of antebellum is a style that many homeowners and home builders have been drawn to for generations. These period home designs never go out of style it seems. There are several architectural styles that are associated with the home plans that were designed during the antebellum […]

what millennials want in a home design

What Millennials Want in Home Design

It is hard to group up millennials into one neat bunch. This is especially true when it comes to their home design wants and desires. What millennials want in home design is a tough question. We know this because so many millennials have different ideas about how they would like […]

Architectural House Plans: What Makes a Good Plan?

Are you unsure as to what makes a good plan? All of the most popular architectural house plans feature a simple basis of characteristics. Many agree these elements will set them apart from the rest, making them a perfect choice. The definition of a perfect house plan includes comfortability, knowing […]

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Redesigning the Front of a House to Improve Curb Appeal

On numerous occasions, I have been hired to perform the task of redesigning the front of a house. In nearly all cases, the client had purchased a stock house plan where they liked the house floor plan but hated the front elevation design. This is common when dealing with stock plans.

designing homes from the inside out

Designing Homes From the Inside Out

The floor plan is the drawing of the outline and partitions of a building as you would see if the building were to be sliced horizontally around four feet above the floor line. It provides more specific information about the design of the building than any other drawing from the home construction set.

home office nook

Home Office Nook: Taking Care of Business

One of the more sought-after spaces in a home is an office. It could be for the purpose of running a home based business or a designated place to do household business. However, with the average home in America being around 2,400 square feet, many homeowners lack the space in their home design for this specific room.

designing a roof plan for a house

Designing a Roof Plan For A House

A roof design can make or break the appearance of a home. It must be considered when developing the floor plan and determining the style of architecture of a home. Having those ideas in place will lead to a well crafted roof that should be easy to frame.

qualities indicative of good house designs

Qualities Indicative of Good House Designs

Designing a home is something that takes years of practice. Sure, most of us can come up with plenty of design ideas via thumbnail sketches or back of the napkin drawings. But there is a difference between abstract concepts and actual measured designs.

choosing a staircase design

Choosing a Staircase Design For Your Floor Plan

Deciding on a type of staircase design for your floor plan can be as important as determining the design function of your home’s kitchen. Factors that help to determine this are your budget, available floor space, location of the stairs, and design taste.

how many bedrooms do you need

How Many Bedrooms Do I Need In My Home?

When investing in a new home, the rule of thumb is the buy as much house as you can afford. This is especially true for young families. The amount of bedrooms needed in your home will vary depending on your family situation.

floor plan layout

Floor Plan Layout – The Importance of Design Consistency

With so many house plans available to view on the web and in print magazine, it’s easy to see why so many take a shot at designing a floor plan layout. There is nothing wrong with the idea. In fact, that’s how many of my clients come up with some of their ideas and home designs which are presented to me.

making small home designs look big

Making Small Home Designs Look Big

Living in small home designs doesn’t mean it has to feel that way. It also doesn’t mean that the house has to look small either. I had a client to tell me that they wanted a ranch house, but wanted it to look like a two-story house. The statement was funny, but I understood what my client was trying to convey to me. Basically, the couple wanted the coziness of a one story home with the look and feel of a two-story home. So how do you go about doing it?

home designer or architect

Home Designer or Architect – Who Best to Design My House?

Many have debated the notion of using a home designer and architect. It is a debate that may continue for as long as time exist. What isn’t in doubt is the fact that both professionals are capable of providing a home builder or private client with quality design services for new construction house plans or documents for a home remodel and renovation. However, there are things you will need to consider to determine which is right for you.