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Xeriscaping and New Houseplans

By: Danielle Hegedus and The Plan Man

New Houseplans and the Benefits of Xeriscaping

Rear exterior of houseplans #1190 - The Andalusia
Rear exterior of Home Plan #1190 – The Andalusia

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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The Home Building Process: Infographic

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.

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NEW HOUSE PLAN – THE WHEELER 1404 IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Wheeler Plan 1404 is small cottage, packed with useful spaces!

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Wheeler – 1404: An efficient, open floor plan and roomy service areas highlight this charming Craftsman cottage. A large master suite is secluded at the rear, and a pantry and e-space are tucked into the passages connecting the garage and huge utility room to the kitchen area. A large screen porch and skylit rear porch extend the living space out of doors.

Click here to see our new house plan 1404 – The Wheeler!

Cottage Conceptual Design 1404: NOW Available!
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1912 sq ft.

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Dream House Plans: French Country Home Designs

By Charles Richardson and The Plan Man
Home Designs House Plan 1178 - The Carrera
French Country Home Designs – Plan 1178 The Carrera

French Country home designs are to many the dream house plan.The mere name conjures up images of the lush, rolling French countryside in northern and southern France that is sprinkled with estate-like chateaus and idyllic farmhouses. Also known as French Provincial, the French Country style has become quite popular in upscale suburban neighborhoods. The majestic lines and impressive facades make a great first impression from the street and evoke a sense of elegance and refinement.

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