Understanding Local Building Codes

If you are in the process of selecting your new dream home plan, it’s never too early to start thinking about Building Codes and the role your lot location will have in the building process.

Building Codes

Understanding Local Building Codes and Zoning; it’s never too early to learn the role your lot location will have in the building process.

Local zoning laws and building codes will almost certainly affect the building process of your home floor plan as well as future renovations to your home.

While both building codes and zoning regulations play a similar role, knowing the difference between the two can help you to become better prepared to overcome any obstacles during the home building process.

Hunter Creek Home Plan | Rendering To Reality

The Hunter Creek Home Plan 1326 is under construction in Wilmington, NC!

The Carter family is building The Hunter Creek home plan at Waterberry Plantation in Wilmington, NC. This is the third Donald Gardner home plan that the Carters have built and they plan for it to be their forever home. The homeowner states, “it is important to love the space where you live.  Hopefully, this will be our retirement home, so we are pouring a great deal of thought into every material”. In this Rendering-to-Reality story, we will follow the construction process from breaking ground to move in ready! Check back often for updates as the dream home plan progresses!

Update: Completed Photos!

Front elevation of The Hunter Creek home plan 1326.

1962 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths

Mixed materials give a rustic feel to this angled floor plan. Inside, coffered and tray ceilings add visual interest and abundant rear windows bring in light. The large island kitchen has a view of the great room and single dining room, a walk-in pantry, and nearby e-space for looking up recipes. Both the utility room and garage offer extra storage and convenient outdoor access. Perfect for relaxation, this plan includes a master bedroom sitting area, rear porch with skylights, and striking octagonal screen porch with fireplace.

Watch the Hunter Creek home plan progress from Rendering-to-Reality!

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Building a Small Farmhouse | Pros & Cons

Guest Blog Post

The Pros and Cons of Building a Small Farmhouse

Have you ever thought about building a house of your own? If your answer is yes, you might consider getting away from gridlocked and polluted cities to build a small and cozy farmhouse in the country. It might sound difficult and inconvenient, but it does not have to be that way. You just have to plan everything out very carefully.

If you do not know whether it is something worth trying, this article should help you make up your mind. Here, you will find a list of the pros and cons of building a small farmhouse.

Building a small farmhouse like The Gemma house plan 1587.

House Plan 1602 | Small Modern Farmhouse

The Kevin house plan 1602 is now available!

This modest modern farmhouse has a charming board-and-batten facade complemented by shutters and decorative gable brackets. Thoughtful details grace each room of the open floor plan, including a fireplace in the great room, skylights above the dining room, and an island and pantry in the kitchen. A spacious front porch and a rear screened porch take living outdoors when the weather is nice. Three bedrooms are downstairs, and an optional bonus room and bathroom offer the ability to expand.

Front rendering of The Kevin house plan 1602.

See all the details of The Kevin house plan 1602 on our website!