Home gardens are continuing to be a popular trend in 2015. Over the past few years, homeowners have begun placing more emphasis on the outdoor living experience, utilizing decks, porches, patios, mini courtyards, terraces, verandas, and more. As part of this mass pilgrimage to the back yard, gardens have begun receiving extra attention from families, couples, and individuals of every age. “The garden has become a place for people to reconnect with nature,” says Chuck Tripp, of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. “They serve as a retreat from the stress and frenzy of everyday life.”
Check out this video documenting a build of the Trotterville Plan #984!
Which is the better choice–in terms of quality and structural integrity–for building my house:
2×4 framing or 2×6?
Actually, this is a very good question and there is a good bit of debate, amongst both builders and homeowners, as to which is the better choice and value.
Definition: Open Floor Plan
Open floor plans make use of large, open spaces to connect “separate” rooms by minimizing the use of walls and small, enclosed areas.
By Chuck Tripp
There was a time when the countertop, like the kitchen itself, was a mere product of functionality. A place to cut, slice, dice, mix, pour, batter, and spin ingredients into creations that became food. Occasionally the house cat would take a nap atop the counter, but outside of that, its value was minimal.