Planning a New Home
New homes -- especially custom homes -- are expressions of our needs, tastes, and priorities. Let us show you the latest building trends and how to fit these into your home or how to decide which features to put in your new home. We'll help you weigh the pros and cons and educate you on the newest technology and products in home building. If the process of choosing a lot and choosing a floor plan has you stressed, follow our guides and gain valuable insight into the biggest investment you'll ever make. While every home plan is unique and is designed to fit the needs of the homeowner, there is general planning and design rules to follow to ensure the home will work future owners often called Universal Design. Learn the best place to put the laundry room, whether open concept spaces are still "in, " and whether a tub, shower, or tub-and-shower combination is the best option. Building a new home is a huge task; let us guide you through the process.
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Design Trends in New Homes
As with most things creative, what’s new and hot in home building changes. Here are some current trends.
Home Plans With Bonus Rooms
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Waterfront Home Plans
Turn your gaze to the ocean or lake, with a home plan that’s focused on the views from a lot near the waterfront.
25 Things to Know About Universal Design
Universal design is the term used to describe designing and building so that homes are accessible to all. Here are...
Buying An Acreage
An acreage may hold appeal for you, but there are key financial factors to consider before you jump into this type...
Finding a Quiet Lot
Do you long for the sound of silence at night? Before you jump at the chance to build in the suburbs or countryside...
How to Pick a Home Plan
You can skip the custom builder route and go with a stock home plan, but there are key answers you should have firs...
How to Read a Blueprint
If reading a blueprint feels as easy as reading an ancient language, thereâs hope. Hereâs how to decipher the code...
How to Select a Building Lot
No two building lots are the same â and the features on your site impact what you can do with your homeâs design as...
Walk Through the Building Process
You may not know it, but youâve probably already begun the years-long task of figuring out what your ideal home loo...
Designing Kitchen Islands and Peninsulas
Design the perfect kitchen island for your floor plan and home.