House Plans

THE GARAGE IN YOUR DREAM HOME

What To Consider When Planning The Garage In Your Dream Home

Dream home - planning the garage

The Rangemoss #1211

As you make plans to build your dream home, you will spend countless hours planning every little detail.

From the color of the walls to the position of the counters in your kitchen, each aspect is painstakingly chosen to ensure that the finished product — your home — is exactly what you want. Yet many people who are building a new home will focus so much on the living space that they forget about one important feature: the garage. Here are some considerations to make when you are planning the garage for your dream home design.

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?

HOUSING TRENDS: 6 features every house plan buyer wants

House plan buyers have more options today than ever before.

house plan The Vandenberg #746-D

Great room of The Vandenberg #746-D

By Chuck Tripp

With the advances in building materials over the past decade, it’s possible to customize a living experience that fits your lifestyle and preferences. And though the actual design, style, and theme may vary from homeowner to homeowner, there are a few key features that virtually every house plan buyer wants.

Home Plans Designed for Outdoor Living

Home Plans 5020-Outdoor-Kitchen

Plan #5020 Outdoor Kitchen

Home Plans with outdoor living spaces are trending with the modern homeowner. In fact, they are currently the most popular special function area sought after when designing a dream home. Lou Maglio is the president of Walpole Outdoors, one of the country’s leading manufacturers and distributors of distinctive architectural landscape products and structures. With over 40 years in the casual living industry, he shares his experience with…