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Choosing Your Home Builder

Construction Progress of the Capistrano Plan #1227-D. Choosing Your Home Builder

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.

Craftsman Ranch House Plan on the Drawing Board-1350

Craftsman Conceptual Design #1350: Now In Progress! NOW AVAILABLE!

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Craftsman House Plan on the Drawing Board #1350: Now Available!

conceptual design 1350 first floor plan: Now Available!

Here’s another conceptual plan! Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback!
Craftsman House Plan on the Drawing Board #1350

Conceptual Design #1350 was inspired by the Chesnee Plan #1290, with updates to give it a narrower footprint and more Craftsman exterior. This ranch design opens with a cathedral ceiling running from the foyer, through the great room, and out over the rear porch. The single dining space has been moved back away from the great room, yet is still open to the living areas. Two bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, and added closets in the master bath and foyer provide extra storage. A mud room with built-ins has been added just off the garage.

Checkout this Craftsman Ranch inspired conceptual plan that we’ve posted in order to get comments and feedback from our customers. Please take a few moments to tell us what you think!
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conceptual design 1350 first floor plan
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Residential Building – Windows and Doors Online Edition

Residential Building – Online Edition

It’s hard to overstate how important windows are to the look and feel of a house. “The size and shape of windows and doors can make or break the design of an intended aesthetic,” builder Stephen B. Quick IV said in this month’s Q+A. Because the categories are so important, Residential Building has designated the August online edition as their Window and Door Issue.

Windows and Doors

Here are some stories you’ll find this month:

  • Architect Ed Binkley shows how to maximize light with glass walls
  • A Texas house inspired by Austin’s Hill Country
  • Electronic faucets are everywhere; are they here to stay?
  • And much more!



Rustic Craftsman Details in Small Footprint: #1326

Craftsman home plan packs practical & luxurious details under 2000 SF

Small Rustic Craftsman Plan - The Hunter Creek #1326Home Design Quick Facts:

  • An island kitchen has plenty of workspace, a walk-in pantry, and an e-space for looking up recipes.
  • Extra storage throughout
  • Roomy master suite with sitting area
This Craftsman home design packs practical spaces and luxurious details into a modest footprint. At just under 2000 sq. ft., the Hunter Creek has spacious open living areas with abundant windows to bring in light and rear views, as well as a generous utility room and linen closets in each bathroom. This unique angled design features three bedrooms, two baths, a great room with coffered ceiling, and a bonus room with 509 sq. ft. of flexible space. Decorative ceilings and bay windows give this home a, custom feel, while a covered porch, screened porch with fireplace, and patio take living outdoors.Designed with Privacy in MindThis family-friendly home has each bedroom positioned separately from the others, perfect for older children or guests. The master suite makes up an entire wing of the home, and is accessed by a small, private foyer. With dual walk-in closets with sun tunnels, a large bathroom, and bayed sitting room, the master suite is a relaxing retreat.Extra Storage Keeps the Living Spaces OpenClosets and storage spaces throughout this Craftsman home help keep clutter in its place, making living easy. The angled two-car garage includes a small storage bay at the front, as well as a corner workspace with outdoor access and its own covered porch. The utility room also has outdoor access, and a full wall of counter space with cabinets and a handy sink. With a coat closet near each door and linen closets in each bathroom, everything has its place.Enjoy open, family-friendly living in The Hunter Creek. See this house design now.Find more home plans like these on the Don Gardner website!
Rustic Craftsman Details in a Small Footprint: #1326 – The Hunter Creek – Is Now Available!