As many homeowners seek to reduce their environmental impact when purchasing new houseplans through energy efficient appliances, solar panels, and utilizing eco-friendly building materials like bamboo, sustainable landscaping is also gaining popularity. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Pronounced “zeer-i-scape,” it’s a combination of two Greek words: “xeros” (dry) and “scape” (view). At Modernize , they love the benefits of xeriscaping and how you can incorporate elements of this ecologically sustainable landscaping into the outdoor space of houseplans.
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Stone accents provide a textural contrast to this classic home while a front porch with columns brings a bit of southern charm. The kitchen with center island focuses its attention to the screened porch. The master suite is spacious with mirrored walk-in closets. A pocket office is located near the garage entry, perfect for dropping and sorting mail, charging electronics, or setting up a computer.
The decision to build a new home is one of the most significant choices a person will make in their lifetime. With thousands of choices to be made along the way, the home building process can be unnerving. However, with the right amount of preparation, you can be relaxing in the home of your dreams before you know it.
Choosing Your Home Floor Plans
One of the first decisions you will make in the home building process is choosing the floor plan that is best suited to your lifestyle. When making your selection, be sure to start with the basics. Determining the size and regional limitations that may be in place for your house will provide you with a good starting point to begin your search. From there, you can begin to consider your personal budget and design style needs.
Once you have narrowed down your search a good bit, try making a pros and cons list to help you distinguish your needs from your wants. Additionally, pay careful consideration to any potential modifications you may be able to make to your home floor plan, allowing you to custom create the perfect design for your family’s needs. If you ever find yourself stuck in your search for your new house plan, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Often, a professional will be an extremely valuable resource and help you decide on the ideal floor plan.
A prominent shed dormer accentuates the entry to this cottage home. The column-lined foyer with double coat closets leads to the great room and dining room, and the spacious kitchen is steps away with a pantry and flexible e-space. A mud room by the garage has its own covered entry and a seat to take shoes on and off. The master suite is situated for privacy and has a tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets, and access to the expansive covered porch.
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