5 Great Architectural Inspirations from Frank Lloyd Wright

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A visionary who strived to create what he called organic architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was a man who was very concerned with how structures interacted with humanity and the natural environment. With a career spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, Wright was influenced by several other [...]

5 Tips for Achieving Great Curb Appeal

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August is National Curb Appeal Month, so there’s no better time than now to think about increasing the attractiveness of your property. Whether being examined by potential buyers, guests, or random passersby, your house is under constant scrutiny, and putting its best face forward is a surefire way [...]

Modern, Affordable 3-story Residential Designs!

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These new 3-story contemporary, small residential floor plans are designed to be combined and connected for multi-family living. If you’re in the market for flexible, affordable 3-story, townhouse designed floor plans for narrow lots, then you’ll want to check out these two brand new house plans. [...]

How to Sell Your Existing Home for Top Dollar

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Great Tips for Getting Your Home in Top Form for Selling from The House Designers’ Editorial Team As you build your new home, you may very well have an existing home you have to sell. Here are some important items to consider as you prepare to put your home on the market to get the most out of your [...]

5 Big Ideas for Small Kitchen Designs

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Whether you’re downsizing, living more responsibly or just simplifying – you are joining a growing number of Americans who are moving into smaller homes and seeking innovative kitchen designs. Sarah Susanka is credited for starting the anti-McMansion movement back in 1997 with her book “The Not So [...]

Man Cave Design Ideas for Father’s Day

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John Gray, author of 1992’s “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus” is widely credited with coining the phrase “man cave.” And maybe if Wilma had carved out a little space for Fred way back when, he might not have been so cranky. Architects and designers are seeing a growing request for space [...]

What Do Baby Boomers Look for in a House?

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Compared to previous generations, baby boomers often have more income, are healthier and more active and are more likely to continue working or even change their careers later in life than their predecessors. Indeed, they are breaking norms in how they stay busy and fit and refuse to slow down as [...]

Building a Garage: Placement and Size Specifications

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A garage is a great addition to any home for many reasons. For one, an attached garage protects you from the weather getting to and from your car. And obviously it protects your vehicles from weather as well, especially important if you live in the snow belt or there’s a risk of hail. It can act as [...]

Lovely Front Porches

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When you hear the words “front porch,” you might immediately picture a simple farmhouse porch with a couple of rocking chairs and other rarely used furniture. This may often be the case, but a well-designed house can make a front porch an extremely useful feature and provide other advantages. It [...]

What Makes a Split Bedroom Floor Plan Ideal?

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If you and your family are in search of the perfect house plan, you might have come across the term “split bedroom floor plan,” especially with older designs. It was in the 1950s and 1960s when the split-level floor plan began to gain popularity in the suburbs of America. Although the design is [...]
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