Your Deck Is Glowing (With Fire Features)

As water features will accent your pool, fire features are the newest must-have craze for your outdoor living space. Water might cool you down and quench your thirst but fire is the hot ticket right now.  Fire features add ambiance and drama to the flames and give you another reason to go outside. Fire and […]

Top 3 French Country House Plans

French style is simple and elegant, and it’s easy to see that a French Country house plan will exude the charm of the French countryside.  As well as being elegant there are two key characteristics that define the French Country house plan collection—variety, and details. Variety is the key word here.  There are lots of […]

House Plan of the Week: HHF-8292

This single story home exudes a friendly and inviting atmosphere with its French Country façade. When you enter through the foyer, to your immediate right is a front-facing den that would make a great home office. The foyer also leads to a dramatic vaulted great room sure to impress visitors. On one side of the great […]

Top Three Southern House Plans

Spring has arrived, but as winter weather continues to appear I find myself seriously considering a move down south. To keep myself warm and bring on the arrival of spring, I have been putting on a lot of old movies that feature Southern plantation houses that look majestic in the sunlight. Now, you might be […]

Three Simple Ways to Green Your Home

Spring is just around the corner and as green starts to make its presence known in the grass and the trees there are simple things that everyone can do to green their new home. You can look for eco-friendly building materials and green solutions to many of your home building processes, but while you wait to […]

Let the Sunshine In: Daylight Savings Time Returns

 It might not feel like it right now, but spring is on its way.  Sunday March 10th marks the beginning of daylight savings time, and we will once again spring forward into daylight.  A few more hours of daylight are a precious commodity that can heighten spirits as we move into springtime.   What can you do with […]

Quartz vs. Granite Kitchen Countertops

A kitchen counter is a space that is used for more than just cooking.  It’s where kids do their homework and eat breakfast, and it is no surprise that they will probably take a lot of abuse during their lifetime. In recent years, quartz countertops have been on the rise. If you are thinking of the crystals that you […]

Save Your Pennies and Make a Floor of Money

When it comes to flooring, there are your standard materials: carpet, hardwood and tile. In Garfield, Pennsylvania, however a woman decided to use a different building material, pennies. Yes, that’s right, copper pennies. ABC News reported that Mel Angst, who runs a Pittsburgh-area tattoo parlor with her husband was looking for a unique way to tile […]

Affordable Fireplaces for Your Home Design

No matter what size or style home you have, adding a fireplace to your home design will create a warm and cozy living space. Traditional fireplaces are not the most energy efficient, but you can still enjoy the comfort and warmth of a fire without wasting energy by installing an electric fireplace or insert instead. Here […]