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Tag Archives: House Plans

What Is A Porte-Cochere?

Northwest House Plan 699-00073 Do you have any idea what a porte-cochere is or where you might see one? Originally seen in large homes and public buildings in the late 18th and 19th century, porte-cocheres is a French term meaning … Continue reading

Do You Need A Basement In Your New House Plan?

Basements don’t have to be the scary, dark wastes of space that we know from the movies. If designed and used correctly, basements can create very useful living areas, perfect for entertaining guests, gathering together for family game nights, and … Continue reading

Porches – What are your options?

There are so many options and choices to be made when it comes to designing your dream house plan. We’ve talked about the many garage choices and we’ve helped you determine how many bedrooms you need. But today, we’re talking … Continue reading

The Power of Real Photos

On our website, you will find photos of our over 15,000 house plans. Every home is represented by a rendered image created by the designer of that house plan. Renderings depict a digital representation of what the home will look … Continue reading

Our Advanced Search Features

As you begin the process of finding the perfect house plan for your family, you might feel overwhelmed with the numerous choices in today’s homes. Should you go with a 2 story over a 1 story? Farmhouse or Modern? Three … Continue reading

Why choose a house plan with a loft?

When you think of lofts, you might imagine a hipster living in a big city, painting in their large, one-room loft. There are still many people that live in exactly those kinds of homes but there is also another way … Continue reading

The Open Concept House Plan

It’s rare in today’s world to find families NOT searching for an open floor plan. Whether it’s a generational preference or more for convenience, open floor plans are highly popular with today’s homeowners and those families searching for the perfect … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Garage Styles

As you search for your favorite house plan, you might notice the multitude of options for garages. From front entry to detached, there are many different ways to customize your house plan and while the size and layout of your … 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

The All-American Front Porch

Overwhelming sought after and culturally renowned in America’s architectural landscape, porches symbolize the spirit of America in much the same way as baseball and apple pie have for centuries. As an architectural structure, the porch has existed throughout much of … Continue reading