Choosing the Perfect Interior Wood

By Charles Richardson
Choosing the perfect interior wood: Featuring the Great room of the Cedar Court Plan 5004
Great room and kitchen with natural wood trim and beams. The Cedar Court Plan #5004

Before the decorating, before the painting or the wallpapering, homeowners must make important decisions about the type(s) of wood they will integrate into their new home. After all, the wood you select for flooring, cabinets, and trim is a terrific way to enhance the appeal of a particular room, while adding long-lasting value to your home.

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular wood choices available to homeowners today:

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Highlights from the 2015 AIA National Convention

AIA Convention 2015 is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. with nearly 800 companies exhibiting energy efficiency, building systems, finishes, lighting, stone and tile, restoration and more.
Highlights from the 2015 AIA National Convention (Image via AIA.org)
AIA Expo 2015 (Image via AIA.org)

Here are some highlights from our visit!

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Exterior Building Materials

By Charles Richardson

Brick exterior detail of Plan #1125-D - The Cedar Ridge Stone Exterior Detail of Plan #1164-The Runnymeade Stone and siding exterior detail of Plan #1226 - The Sagecrest
Homeowners invest a lot of time and money into decorating the interior of their home. Not only does it add value, but it also serves as a reflection of personal style and tastes. Just as important as the interior, however, is the exterior of one’s home. Curb appeal is not to be underestimated—in terms of functionality, resale value, and aesthetic appeal. The following building materials are options you should consider when building your dream home.

Exterior building materials in 2015:

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5 Bedroom Craftsman Ranch | NOW AVAILABLE

The Harper Plan #1411 is Now Available for Purchase! Learn more about this 5 bedroom, European-Craftsman style home design:

NOW AVAILABLE: The Harper - House Plan Number 1411
5 beds, 4 baths, 3222 sq.ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Walk-in closets in every bedroom.
  • Oversized 3-car garage with plenty of storage.
  • Island kitchen open to a single dining space.

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House Plan on the Drawing Board – Plan #1316

Conceptual Plan #1316 is Now in Progress!

This plan has been selected for completion and will be available for purchase soon. See how the original sketches compare to the design in progress, and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!
Conceptual Design #1316 Now in Progress!
3 beds, 2 baths, approx. 1818 sq.ft.

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