Home Plans Testimonial

A special thank you to all those that have provided a home plan testimonial!

As 2015 draws to an end, we would like to thank all our customers who have taken the time to provide a home plan testimonial. We are so happy to get feedback from customers who are building their dream homes and builders who are helping that dream come true for others.

The Birchmere home plan
Tammy P. purchased The Birchmere #1145

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Check out these three floor plan options with a Farmhouse exterior!

By: Echo Dempsey
Floor plan comparison - The Hickory Ridge
The Hickory Ridge #916

The Hickory Ridge is a popular Farmhouse style home plan. It brings country charm with twin gables, an arched entryway, columns and a brick facade. To provide customers with options we created a smaller version with The Peppermill and Conceptual design #1374 is a modernized version.

Leave a comment and tell us which floor plan features you prefer and why they are important to you. Classic or modern? Large or small? We would love your feedback!


The Sky is the Limit with a Walkout Basement

Rec Room with billiards and wet bar in the walkout basement of The Clubwell Manor - House Plan #5037
By Chuck Tripp

In a previous blog article (April 2015) , I talked about homeowners doing more with less, and making creative use of the square footage they had available. Another great way to extend one’s living experience is through the addition of a walkout, or daylight, basement. Walkout basements are typically built on a sloped yard so that a portion of the basement can be above ground to allow for doorways (often sliding glass) and windows to allow light in. They offer flexible space and are ideal for creating additional square footage. Oftentimes walkout basements are open to allow for a number of potential uses—including an extra family room, an additional bedroom, an entertainment room, or even a storage or utility room.

The following are just some suggestions for converting your basement into functional space:

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