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Outdoor Living & Bi-Folding Doors: Indoor/Outdoor Continuity

Interiors and outdoor living spaces are best presented when there is continuity. Bi-folding doors is a great way to add practical value & interior design spark.

Plan 56454SM: Country Classic with Porte Cochere Accessible Motor Court

This stunning, country classic maximizes outdoor living space with a front and rear porch, complete with a wood burning fireplace, grilling station, island bar, and pool bath.The chef's kitchen is open to the dining area and great room, and includes a dreamy prep island with casual seating, a dry bar, and a walk-in pantry nearby.The master bedroom is privately situated on the right side of the home, and features a luxurious en suite with a freestanding tub in front of a 2-person shower.A…

Plan 24374TW: Country Craftsman with Vaulted Interior and French Door Foyer

What a beautiful view when you step through the foyer of this amazing Country Craftsman house plan!A huge vaulted and beamed ceiling extends across the great room and dining room where three sets of double doors lead out to the open patio in back.From the giant kitchen island you can see all the way down to the great room fireplace.Pocket doors slide closed when you need some quiet time in the home office.The two first floor bedrooms are separated on opposite sides of the home, with the…

Pella Architect Series – Traditional Wood Multi-Slide Patio Doors

Explore Pella Architect Series - Traditional multi-slide patio doors for a look that blurs the lines between indoors and out. Expansive panels slide open easily and intuitively, stacking against each other or tucking away out of sight into a wall pocket to expand your living space. Discover inspiration for your home today.

Craftsman House Plan 4534-00036

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Stories, 3 Car Garage, 3273 Sq Ft, French Country House Plan.

15 Mistakes We Made When Building Our Home

Until you actually live in a home, you don't think of everything. Read the house building mistakes I made so you don't have to make them!

Plan 56337SM: Graceful 4 Bedroom Acadian Home Plan

Six elegant columns support the front porch of this graceful Southern home plan.Huge front and rear porches shelter you from the sun and give you a place to enjoy the outdoors.Antique pine beams top the kitchen and keeping room ceilings, adding a charming ambiance.A brick arch leads from the kitchen into the family room with its 12' high ceiling.The master suite is secluded away in the rear of the home and has tray ceilings, double walk-in closets and a small safe area.Bonus space is located…

Traditional Style House Plan 80801 with 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car Garage

House Plan 80801 - Country, Farmhouse, Traditional Style House Plan with 2454 Sq Ft, 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car Garage

Reader Feature: Dead-Simple Advice to Build The Life You Want with Andy and Stacy

Andy and Stacy bought land to build a pole barn house from scratch. What can they teach you about the value of building the life you want for you and your kids...

Surprise Costs Of Building A Brand New Home

Want to know the hidden costs of building a new home from a builder? We went through the house building process. We share the surprises to prepare you.

10 Ways to Save Thousands of Dollars Building Your Own House (before you even start)

What we've learned as owner-builders to save money. Tips to help you design, plan, and build your own home while saving thousands of dollars in the process.

8 Kitchen Trends To Avoid, According to Real Estate Agents

We asked four real estate agents from around the country what kitchen trends are a bad investment. These are the ones you should probably skip.

Plan 70611MK: Rugged 4-Bed House Plan with Lower Level Game Room

This rugged 4-bed house plan has an angled 3 car garage, a large front porch and truss design entry giving this home stunning curb appeal.Inside you are met by a large foyer leading you into great room ahead. This beautiful great room displays optional vaulted ceilings, a cozy gas fireplace and a beautiful view through the windows to the rear of the home. The open floor plan allows this space to flow into the kitchen while still creating a visual separation with the change in ceiling. Double…

Find Your Perfect Floor Plan for your New House. Step by step guide to help you design a new house

This guide will help you find your perfect floor plan for your new house. Finding Your Perfect Floor Plan for Your New House