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That's an excellent design. Can't wait to show my family. I am very grateful for your thoughts, expertise and generosity. You are awesome! Flora L. Roseville, CA
It took me and my wife two years of planning which included many, many hours of searching the perfect house plan for us.. We took our time because this house was going to be the first and last house we build. Anne B. Warner Robins, GA
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Increase Home Resale Value Early On

Make landscaping a priority as soon as possible. Here is a nice tip for you to pass along.  We see a lot of homes for sale with unkempt yards. This is very tacky, to say the least.  Curb appeal is an important factor in home resale value. Landscaping the property is just as important as […]

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The Elegant Coffered Ceiling

What is a Coffered Ceiling? Coffer means “box” in French. A coffered ceiling is, essentially, several recessed boxes in the ceiling to give detail and texture to a, normally, ordinary ceiling. The coffers, themselves, are usually squares, rectangles, or octagons decorated with ornate trim and detail. They not only look elegant, but also serve a […]

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Building a Home from Scratch

Building a Home from Scratch Comes with Benefits such as: Discounts from the builder or general contractor: Before I personally built my home, I received estimates from various contractors.  Talking to contractors may be an idea for you to decide whether to use a contractor or not.  Why you may ask?  There are extended ideas […]

House Plan Tips

5 Tips to Help Decide on a House Plan

Think about your lifestyle. Your house plan needs to serve all aspects of your daily routine and fit in with your mode of living. The size of your immediate family (or those who will be living with you in the house) can be the main determinant of the square footage and/or number of rooms in […]

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Kitchen Trends for 2013

Traditional is the New Contemporary. I don’t know when traditional-looking kitchens took a back seat to contemporary designs, but according to the NKBA, traditional will continue as the most popular kitchen design style in 2013, with contemporary following closely behind. And for those of you who like the simple life, Shaker style seems to be […]