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The Beauty of a Garage Plan with An Apartment Above

    Garage Plan 341-0044   Are you thinking about adding a custom garage plan to your current home? If so, you might consider building a garage plan with an apartment or living space above. Not just an enclosed area … Continue reading

How to Modify the Almost Perfect House Plan

  Make the House Plan Your Own You’ve been searching our website for a while now and finally, you’ve found an amazing house plan that would work great for your family. It has the right square footage, the exact number … Continue reading

Minimum Habitable Room Size Code Change

Hot off the press is a new building code change which affects the minimum required size for habitable rooms in newly built homes.  This change to the 2015 International Residential Code states the minimum allowable size for any habitable room … Continue reading

Why Choose a Narrow Lot House Plan?

Finding the right lot of land to build on is the first step in the home building process. The slope, location, and size of the lot help determine which house plan you build. If you have acres to build on, … Continue reading

Basement Insulation for Your New Home

  While going through the home building process you may be thinking: do I really need to insulate the basement? Before you get too far along in the process, the short answer is yes! The basement is no longer just … Continue reading