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Portico Entry Styles | House Portico Designs Explained

Portico Entry

In terms of boosting curb appeal, creating a strong first impression, and increasing overall property value, you can’t beat a portico entry.

Portico Entry - The Carrera #1178

The Carrera #1178

A front door portico is the kind of feature that makes for a stunning entrance, while also setting the stage for beauty to continue inside. It also offers some shelter for you or guests when you’re stepping inside from the rain or snow. Once added to a home, a portico can incorporate benches, plants, mats and more, all showcasing your personal style.


New Home Plan – The Primrose 1316 is a charming Craftsman design with a modest floor plan.


This compact Craftsman home plan is economical to build with its uncomplicated footprint and lowered roof-line. Interesting angles are mirrored in the kitchen bar and dining room columns, tying the living spaces together in the open floor plan. A cathedral ceiling runs from the great room to the over-sized screen porch creating a feeling of spaciousness, and the mud and utility rooms at the garage entrance provide storage and organization space unseen from the common areas.

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New Home Plan - The Primrose 1316 - Front Rendering

3 beds, 2 baths, approx. 1818 sq.ft.


New House Plan – The Wynette #5027 has a rustic exterior with a versatile floor plan!


A metal accent roof and twin dormers top this rustic ranch new house plan with courtyard garage. A classic dining room serves as a focal point for this design with a tray ceiling and columns framing the space. The island kitchen and breakfast nook are flooded with natural light from surrounding windows and the great room opens to a sprawling rear deck. Enjoy a spacious study or optional third bedroom layout.

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New House Plan - The Wynette #5027

1986 sq ft, 3 beds, 2.5 baths – Front Rendering

How A Kitchen Island Adds Value To A Kitchen

Modern homeowners value the benefits that a kitchen island offers.

Right up there with updated bathrooms, neutral wall colors and an open floor plan, beautiful kitchen islands are becoming one of the biggest must-haves for today’s home plan buyer, from increased counter space to extra seating, to additional storage below. That’s why, when you’re considering house plan styles, it’s worth looking at options that incorporate a large, multi-functional kitchen island with a stove, a sink or just extra space into the layout.

Kitchen Island - The Birchwood #1239

The Birchwood #1239

Open Floor Plans — Passing Fad Or Here To Stay?

Open floor plans are one of the most highly requested features in home plan design!

Open Floor Plans - The Rangemoss #1211

The Rangemoss #1211

Take a look at most contemporary house plans and you will notice one thing in common: an open design. Open concept floor plans create one large space that flows from one area, like the living room, to another, like the dining area, with minimal barriers. Open floor plans take the “great room” and expand it even farther, combining the kitchen, study and even media room into one large open space. Why did this home plan develop, and is it just a passing fad like the formal dining rooms of yesteryear or is it a design that is likely going to stay?