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The master suite in your home is more than just a place to sleep and store your clothing. For couples, the master suite is a place to spend time together and enjoy romantic moments. The décor that you choose plays a big part in creating the right atmosphere and mood in your bedroom.
Choose soft colors for a romantic bedroom mood. You do not have to focus on traditional reds or pinks. Soft colors such as pale blue and sea green can create a serene and relaxing color, which is romantic. Also warm, earth tones can create a romantic mood for your master suite.
The texture of your bedding and fabrics adds to the romantic mood. Use soft, luxurious textures like satin, which are comfortable and enticing. Consider using fabrics for accents, such as a flowing canopy over the bed or on the wall behind the bed. Choose sheer fabrics that reach the floor for window treatments for a simple, romantic look in the room. Down comforters are soft and warm, which is perfect for cuddling and romance.
Since, the bed is the focal point of a romantic master bedroom you’ll want to choose a bed size that is appropriate for the size of the room and you and your partner. Don”t cram a king-sized bed into you room if it doesn’t leave adequate space to walk or for any other furnishings. If your room is large enough, a lounge chair or loveseat is a romantic touch for the room. Select curved and ornamented pieces to enhance the romantic theme in your master bedroom.
Lighting is an integral decorative accent to creating the right, romantic mood so select multiple layers of light so you can control the brightness in the room. Don’t forget to add plenty of candles. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to consider remodeling/redecorating your master suite so you and your partner have a romantic home getaway.
Get inspired by our collection of master suite house plans, which are all designed to create a relaxing, romantic and pampering retreat.
Traditional Floor Plans are one of the most popular floor plan styles in America. The roofs are generally steep with front facing gables and the exteriors are often brick, stucco or clapboard. The interior typical features a loft and high interior ceilings to provide a very spacious and flexible interior.
Ranch floor plans, also known as one story house plans, are generally one story high with an “L” shaped floor plan with all the bedrooms grouped on one side of the home. Commonly, the master bedroom is somewhat separated from the other bedrooms on the main floor. All ranch house plans share one thing in common — a design for one story living.
Contemporary or modern house plans are characterized by an absence of any historical style, which makes each design very unique. Contemporary house plans typically have large expanses of windows, dramatic rooflines, sleek and bold shapes and an open and informal floor plan.
This is just a sampling of some of the most popular styles, however we offer nearly 60 architectural styles and collections of house plans, including our collection of exclusive ENERGY STAR® house plans, 3-D designs and exclusive plans found only at Dream House Plans, Home Plans, Floor Plans.
According to our architects and designers, house plan purchasers want to maximize usable space and prefer smaller, better-designed homes with high-end, green features, rather than homes with lavish amenities and too much extra space.
Based on the collection of house plans we sold this year and conversations with our consumers, we have put together a list of five home designs trends that we believe you can expect to see in the coming year – smaller homes, open floor plans, dual home offices, green details and outdoor living spaces.
1. Small is the new big. A shift toward “smaller, better-designed homes” has been occurring for quite some time and our designers continue to add new designs ranging from 1,400-2,800 square feet. What makes these smaller designs so effective is that have flexible living spaces so your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle and needs. Common flexible spaces include rooms that can be combined to create in-law suites, home offices (even his and hers), music/media rooms, craft or hobby rooms, dens that can become guest rooms and dining rooms that can become offices.
2. Open floor plans remain popular. Flexible and open floor plans where the kitchen opens up into the dining room and family room continues to be one of the most sought after features in a house plan. It is especially popular with homeowners who enjoy entertaining. The economy has also impacted this trend, since instead of going out for dinners all the time, homeowners are spending more time at home entertaining family and friends.
3. Dual home offices. Because of two-income families, there has been a rise in demand for extra office space. Many new home plans feature more than one flexible office space. In many cases there are several workstations (laundry room, master suite, kitchen area, great room) to accommodate the busy schedules of working parents.
4. Interest in green products. Interest in affordable, eco-friendly home details is increasing, especially as consumers continue to become savvy about green home building. Some of these new products include concrete counter tops, tankless water heaters, recycling bins built into kitchen cabinets, eco-friendly flooring, water-efficienty bath products and so much more. You””ll find many new home builders looking into alternative home insulation techniques to efficiently heat and cool their home.
5. Extending the indoors outside. There””s a big interest in making full use of ALL their living space, including outdoor areas. That means outdoor living enhancements such as fire pits, pools and patios and kitchens are allowing homebuyers to enjoy as much of their property as possible, for a much longer time.
Bottom line, house plan purchasers are looking for a functional space that is well-designed, efficient to build and maintain and that compliments their lifestyle. This is a big change from prior years when people believed “bigger was better.”
Her Dream Home is a new digital magazine from the editors at Dream House Plans, featuring the most beautiful collection of house plans to fit your style and budget.
Find the best ideas and advice for building and designing your home all in one place. Get building tips and design ideas on everything from selecting the right house plans to designing your kitchen from the leading architects and designers in the United States. Find plans with flexible living spaces, gorgeous kitchens, pampering master suites, extended outdoor living spaces and much more.
Discover the latest green building materials and products from the only house plan company that has ENERGY STAR approved house plans. Learn innovative and affordable ways to be eco-friendly with new “green” materials and building practices.
“In addition to our continued effort with ENERGY STAR and our partners – Danze, Therma-Tru, Fypon, Wayne-Dalton, Owens Corning and Lumber Liquidators – to promote sustainable building practices we have converted all our publications to digital,” said Tammy Crosby, Editor-in-Chief of Her Dream Home. “You’ll find each issue filled with ideas, tips and information to help you improve the environmental sustainability of every aspect of your life – home energy, green building, remodeling, interior design, recycling, water conservation and indoor air quality.”
Her Dream Home features the latest in digital publication programming allowing readers to easily navigate and access links to learn about home products, green building practices and ENERGY STAR house plans.
The magazine can be downloaded and easily shared with friends, family and colleagues who are interested in learning how to create an efficient and healthy home environment.
The new Holiday Issue features wonderful green design ideas, informative articles and plenty of photographs to help you create a beautiful and festive home during this hectic time of the year. Get holiday decorating ideas like creating a spectacular eco-friendly holiday light display by using LED lights. Also, check out the “Top Ten Christmas Trees” to select the perfect tree for your home.
This issue showcases seven of the most popular house designs featuring great gathering places like open living rooms, great rooms with two-story fireplaces, gourmet kitchens with islands and elegant dining rooms. Each house plan has flexible living spaces so you can easily customize your dream home.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration to modify your existing home for the holidays or are eager to build a new home, you’ll enjoy browsing their collection of thousands of America’s best-selling house plans.
Enjoy reading the Holiday Issue and don’t forget to check out the premier issue – Fabulous Kitchens. The next issue will feature the winning house plans from Dream House Plan’s exclusive ENERGY STAR house plan competition. This new collection will be added to Dream House Plans Green House Plan collection and available for purchase in January.
Gathering to prepare a big meal and eat great dishes with family and friends is an important part of any special event, especially Thanksgiving. Our house plan designers believe that an ideal space for such events would be a large open kitchen and dining room with plenty of counter space for more than one cook. If space allows, the perfect design would have a functional island (possibly with a cook-top, cutting board and prep sink) to separate the space between cooking and entertaining. The dining room should be a flexible space that can easily be transformed from a place where you sit down for daily family dinners to an elegant table set for a special occasion.
When it comes to designing your kitchen, remember that function will matter much more than aesthetics. A kitchen should be well laid out with enough practical counter space and plenty of cabinets. You””””””””ll really feel the limitations and frustration of a poorly designed kitchen when you””””””””re trying to plan a holiday dinner or large party. Think of the future, because a kitchen makes a great selling point to any home regardless of the size – so invest in your upgrades now, rather then wishing you had later.
Get inspired by our collection of fabulous kitchen floor plans.
If you are thinking about building your dream home or simply love browsing through gorgeous home designs for inspiring ideas, then you must check out Dream House Plans (HousePlansHomePlansFloorPlans.com). You””””ll find some of the greenest, most beautiful house plans available online. From efficient starter homes to spectacular estates, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of house plans available. All of these eye-catching designs come with high quality architectural drawings and gorgeous photographs. You can browse thousands of state-of-the-art house plans, making it easy to find your dream home. All house plans can easily be modified to fit your needs and lifestyle and for your convenience are available as a pdf.
Unlike other stock house plans websites that have tens of thousands of house plans from hundreds of designers and architects, Dream House Plans features plans from a select group of the leading designers and architects who own and operate this website, so if you need to speak directly to them – they are available. We encourage you to call and place your order with our expert customer service team. Since building a home is typically the biggest investment of your life, you should be able to ask as many questions as you want and be guided through the entire purchase process. Call 877-895-5299.
Her Dream Home is a new magazine from the editors at Dream House Plans, Home Plans, Floor Plans featuring the most beautiful collection of green house plans to fit your lifestyle and budget.
Find the best ideas and advice for building and designing your home, all in one place. Get building tips and design ideas on everything from selecting the right house plan to designing your kitchen from the leading architects and designers in the United States. Find plans with flexible living spaces, gorgeous kitchens, pampering master suites, extended outdoor living spaces and much more. Discover the latest green building materials and products from the only house plan company that has ENERGY STAR approved house plans. Learn innovative and affordable ways to be eco-friendly with new “green” materials and building practices.
Her Dream Home Magazine is a “must have” resource for home building consumers looking to build a gorgeous green home. Every issue will feature inspiring, product-rich articles and high-quality photography depicting the most innovative and best-selling designs from the countries top architects and designers. The premiere issue features inspiring green, affordable and luxurious house plans and articles on how to create fabulous and functional living spaces, what women want in home design, efficient kitchen work spaces and top kitchen and bath trends.
Download your free copy of Her Dream Home today. Look for our holiday issue coming out next month.
The leading architects and designers in the United States have come together to bring consumers and homebuilders an expanded collection of house plans, home plans and floor plans with their newly launched website called Dream House Plans, Home Plans, Floor Plans (Dream House Plans). Dream House Plans features a wide range of architectural styles and sizes and innovative new collections like ENERGY STAR approved house plans, fabulous kitchen designs, outdoor living spaces, a 3D collection and more.
Their Green Building section is packed with key information about green home building products and services to making building a new home more affordable, sustainable and enjoyable. The section features everything from product slideshows, inspiring home product ideas, top green home products, money saving coupons and interactive design tools.
Searching thousands of house plans has been made easier and more efficient through their comprehensive database featuring rich visual content that includes interior and exterior color photography and renderings in an easy to use slideshow format and 3D videos to showcase house plans.
The website was designed with in-depth, easy-to-use search functions to make finding the perfect house plan simple. You can easily find the exact home plan you’ve been looking for by selecting options like square footage, interior requirements, kitchen needs, bed and bath options, garages, porches, exteriors, foundation, lot characteristics, architectural styles and collections and more. No matter what you””””””””re looking for, you’ll find a house plan that meets your location, budget, style and needs.
Visitors can save plans and create a personalized library of house plans for future viewing making it easier, less expensive and more comprehensive than rifling through dozens of print plan magazines. Consumers can email their favorite plans to friends, family or builders to help in their decision-making process.
Dream House Plans is the ideal online resource for connecting home plan purchasers to the right products and tools to build their dream green home. Homebuilders can stay connected by joining their mailing list, visiting them on Twitter, sharing their FREE bi-monthly digital magazine Her Dream Home and subscribing to their daily blog feed.
We would love to hear your feedback about Dream House Plans.
Here’s to building your dream home!
Today the garage door is a major component to achieving curb appeal, which is why our architects and designers spend a great deal of time selecting the perfect garage door to complement their house plans.
The selection of garage doors is as plentiful as your choice in front entry doors (you should choose both together) and with many of the same attributes – beauty, efficiency, durability, custom glass and hardware, insulation and of course safety.
Nowadays most garage door manufacturers allow you to create a custom door using their free door design tools. You can upload a photo of your home and experiment with panel designs, color options and window styles before you even open your checkbook. All of architects and designers recommend using Wayne-Dalton Garage Doors because they offer a wide range of high quality products and accessories to complement all architectural styles. For high-end homes, they offer one of the finest collections of hand-built wooden garage doors.
Our collection of tiny house plans is great for a vacation getaway or a couple or individual looking to downsize and enjoy easy living. A big advantage is that these tiny home plans are no larger than 1,000 sq. ft., allowing you to save money on heating, cooling, cleaning and taxes! These floor plans are typically open, featuring one large living space and an outdoor design element, typically a cozy front porch or rear covered deck. We are offering 10% off all house plan purchases – simply type 10OFF in the discount code box when you check out.