If you are planning to build your own home, it helps to meet with at least three builders to talk about your options. A good home builder will be able to help you understand the different phases of the home building process. They will focus on keeping you informed about the different requirements of building your new house, and how long it will take. Selecting your home builder is as big a step as selecting your dream home plan. Here are some tips to help you find the right home builder.
By: Danielle Hegedus and The Plan Man
New Houseplans and the Benefits of Xeriscaping
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.
House Plan 1344 has been named The Ella!
NOW IN PROGRESS!
This house 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!
The Astaire – Home Plan 1286
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 Cheyenne – Mountain Home Plan 1368
This mountain home is overflowing with curb appeal and thoughtful details. The barrel-vaulted foyer ends in a single column, presenting the open great room/dining room/kitchen area. A cathedral ceiling extends through the great room and out over the rear porch, with sliding French doors bringing in light and views. A screened porch, bedroom/study, peaceful master suite, and generous utility room complete the main level. Both stairs and a home elevator lead to the finished walkout basement, where two guest rooms and a rec room enjoy access to porch and patio space.