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.
What Features And Amenities To Include When Building Your Small Dream Home
The Runnymeade 1164 – Square foogate: 1583
When it comes to building your dream home, bigger is not always better. For a number of reasons, many families are choosing a small dream home over large estates when building their own homes. From budget reasons to the desire to live minimally and invest money elsewhere, designing a small home is becoming increasingly popular. Here are some features that are essential when looking for small house design ideas.
A simplified roofline creates interest with thoughtfully placed gable accents. Tapered columns highlight the front porch and welcome guests to the sidelight framed entry. Inside, the floor plan is equally thoughtful, with a spacious great room, open kitchen with island, and single dining space. The master suite is expansive with dual walk-in closets and a bathroom comfortably suited for two. Additional features include a walk-in pantry, oversized utility room, three-car garage, and an inviting screened porch with cathedral ceiling, skylights, and a fireplace. Two additional bedrooms and a study round-out this classic design.
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!