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When you purchase house plans, it’s probably motivated by the search for your dream home or the ideal kitchen that exactly suits your needs. What you might not be thinking about as you nail down your perfect plan are building codes and permits. Here’s what you need to know.


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Looking for a new home and curious about Southern style homes? Love large wrap-around porches, spacious rooms, high ceilings, and a comfortable living style? Then a Southern home design with two stories is perfect for you. We take you on a tour of the style and show the details of every room.

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Features such as high ceilings, an expansive master suite, home office, media room, or separate guest space can easily fit in a mid-sized home plan. Many luxury home features are added during construction, such as upgraded bathrooms, custom kitchens, and upgraded flooring or lighting. With well-designed floor plans and wonderful interior finishes, many of today's luxury homes are in the 3000-3500 square foot range.

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With the trend shifting away from the excess and toward living in just the space you need, the appeal of tiny homes and charming bungalows has begun to outweigh that of sprawling mini mansions and 5-bedroom suburban builds. But how much space do you really need?

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Not a tiny house or a McMansion, a five-bedroom house plan is designed to accommodate the lifestyle and needs of a growing family. With styles that range from Colonial, Country, Craftsman, European, and Mediterranean, these plans are trendy and appealing, and offer the ultimate in space and versatility.

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For traditionalists who want a modern twist to their home design and still hold on to the familiar elements of their Colonials, Victorians, or Farmhouses, the transitional style is the perfect compromise. A fusion of the classic and contemporary, transitional design provides clean, minimalist, sophisticated lines that are increasingly popular today.

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Stuck on creating a landscape plan for your home? You probably have dozens of questions: What do you include? What works in your climate? Where do you even begin? Before you have feelings of wanting to give up, take a step back and begin with the basics – evergreens!

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Knowing “how much square footage do I need” when building or buying is something every potential homeowner absolutely has to consider. Even if you find the perfect style of home, the question that’s always asked is, “Is it big enough?”

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Far from old-fashioned and unsophisticated, the country kitchen design is very appealing and attractive. With its delightful charm, warmth, and homey feel, it is a popular choice with today’s homeowners. The country kitchen’s quaint features and clean, mostly simple lines are adaptable to any house plan.

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A new school season is here, along with the new clothes, accessories, and school supplies that come with it. You need a place to put it all – and unorganized closets are disastrous. Check out our tips for organizing all of your school clutter at home so you don’t get overwhelmed!

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Everything homeowners need to know to add a swimming pool to their new or existing home: What are some standard sizes? Where do pool designs come from? When should you dig; what permits are needed? We answer these questions and more so that you can install an aboveground or in-ground pool properly, safely, and legally.

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