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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.


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.


Mudroom & Entryway Upgrades for Your Home

Guest Post by: Adriana Lopez - porch.com 

Style, Welcoming Ambience, Functionality: Entryway & Mudroom Upgrades for Your Home

In many homes, the entryways need to do double duty, providing a welcoming space to greet guests and to conveniently stow items like outerwear, shoes, and bookbags. If your home has these spaces, you may already be aware of how useful they can be. However, have you outfitted yours for their maximum benefits? These spaces brim with design potential. Whether you need more storage for household items or simply want to create a more attractive area to welcome guests, you can use the following information and tips to revamp your mudroom and entryways to suit your style and household needs. 

Mudroom of The Sarafine house plan 1403-D.
The Sarafine House Plan 1403-D

What’s the Difference between an Entryway and a Mudroom?

More formally known as a foyer or entrance hall, an entryway is a space that is separate from the home’s living space. As you may already know, this area is used for greeting guests, accepting deliveries, or putting on and taking off outerwear. While many homes today feature an entrance that leads directly into the living room or kitchen, more formal or traditional homes may have a small or large foyer. These spaces may feature a closet for coats and jackets or have room to accommodate large furnishings like coat armoires or long foyer tables.