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.

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7 Things You MUST Know Before Starting Your Home Renovation

Even if you've renovated in the past, each project brings unique twists. Here are some tips homeowners wish they knew or had done before they started remodeling.

Home Design Trends

Wonder what's new in building and home design trends? We sort out the latest and greatest materials, floor plans, function, tech, and more.

Buyer Beware: 15 Common Home Defects

Buying a home is a big commitment, so it's crucial to know what you're getting into before you buy. Here are 15 common home defects that every buyer should watch out for.

Small House Plans

These homes may be small, but what they lack in size they make up for in character. Explore these 20 small house plans and home designs that consist of small cottages, bungalows, country houses, ranch houses, and more.

Home Plans With Bonus Rooms

Discover 16 house plans that have bonus spaces "built" right into the design. Our selection of home plans with bonus rooms will give you all sorts of design ideas.

More Planning a New Home

Waterfront Home Plans

Always dreamed of a relaxing ocean or lakefront escape? These 10 beautiful waterfront home plans are customized for beach or lake waterfront properties.

How to Select a Building Lot

The site you choose will play a major role in determining how much you enjoy your new home, and how much it pays off as one of the biggest investments of your life.

Walk Through the Building Process

While actual construction normally takes six months or less, the ideal home can be years in the making.