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In celebration of our new collection of exclusive ENERGY STAR® house plans, Dream House Plans recently released a special issue of Her Dream Home magazine to preview all of these innovative, eco-friendly designs from the leading architects and designers in the United States. These new plans were part of our first ever Green House Plan Competition, designed to inspire consumers and builders to build an energy-efficient and healthy home that utilizes all the latest green building techniques and features the best in green home building products.
You’ll find over 40 of the most amazing and energy-efficient designs offered in a wide range of architectural styles, sizes and amenities so you’re sure to find your dream green home.
The special green issue also features some great articles to help you create a healthy home environment. Find out about the best exterior products based on their performance and beauty in our article Stronger, Stylish Green Home Products.
Additional articles include The Top 10 Commandments to Home Design, which offers insightful tips to creating your dream home, as well as Our Editor’s Choice 5 Best Kitchen Appliance Suites. It may not be the most glamorous item you choose for your home, but insulation is key to providing your home with total comfort and efficiency while reducing your operating costs significantly. Insulation is Key Element to Your Home’s Efficiency is definitely word a read.
Check our blogs daily because we will be featuring a new green house plan a day to showcase the new collection. We’d love to know which one of these are your favorite so please share your thoughts and post a comment.
Staying current on the latest green home products and design ideas is easy by signing up for our free e-newsletter Dream Green.
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.
Farmington Hills might just be the blue print that home designers all over the country have been waiting for. For years, there has been a swing across the country to go “green.” This means not just simply looking for ways to save the environment by using less of the non-renewable energy sources, but rather to save big money on the cost to power homes and businesses.
The community of Farmington Hills has taken the idea of energy efficient home plans to new heights and could be making a lasting impact that will be borrowed and used all over the world. The community doesn’t just feature one house, but the community as a whole has an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly community.
One of the things that they did to increase the efficiency of the energy, and that has not been lost on the rest of the world, is to put a garden on the roof to help power buildings. There are many companies, including the retail pharmacy giant Walgreens, that are doing the same in an effort to stave off their own costs and “go green.”
The community used LEED as their guide. LEED stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. This is nothing new to the rest of the country. Many businesses and residential homes are being guided by Energy Star house plans and other energy efficient guidelines.
The new city hall building in Farmington Hills is replacing the previously used natural gas with newer geothermal technology. It’s an advance that can’t be seen to the common person in city hall, but will certainly be seen on the expense sheet. Other cities are thinking of ways to improve their energy costs but are finding the cost to install to be rather high. Farmington Hills is making really green progress.
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!
Welcome to Dream House Plans, Home Plans and Floor Plans. This new website is dedicated to giving consumers and homebuilders the most innovative and best-selling collection of green house plans online. We have assembled a group of the leading architects and designers to bring you their most popular house plans, in a wide range of architectural styles and sizes to make building your dream home an easy and enjoyable process. All of these stock house plans have been built hundreds of times so you don’t have to worry about incurring additional costs associated with hiring a designer to build a custom home. As an additional service, all of these plans can be modified to fit your exact needs and specifications. Once you’ve purchased a house plan from us, you can keep coming back to our Green Building section to find all the necessary information about the products and services you will need to build your home. Our newest article is Easy Earth-Friendly Flooring where you learn all about bamboo and cork. We welcome your feedback about Dream House Plans, Home Plans and Floor Plans.