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Start Your Home Building Journey with YouTube

by Rachel Lyon, Editorial Director for The House Designers®

It’s a whole wide world of media out there, and we know people like to use different sources when it comes to shopping, doing research, and entertainment, of course! If you’re looking for a new way to discover house plans and learn more about building your own home, check out The House Designers’ YouTube Channel. We use videos to offer house tours, show customer building documentaries, and provide helpful information for those thinking about or planning to build their own homes. We post regularly, so be sure to subscribe if you’d like to stay up-to-date! Here’s a basic breakdown of what you’ll find on our channel.

Tours of New and Popular House Plans

When we get gorgeous photography, we want to share it! And if you would prefer a guided experience to clicking through an image viewer, you'll love our house tours. Let us show you the key points and spaces in a way that makes sense—we can save you from looking between the floor plans and pictures to see how everything relates, and you'll get a better feel for the house as a result.

We feature as many sizes and styles as we can, so you might just stumble upon a design that suits your needs. Even if you don't, but you like what you see, our house plan specialists may be able to find something similar among our collection. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance—they know our house plans better than anybody, and we might not have enough photography of your dream home to show it well in a video yet.

Customer Documentaries to Show the Building Process

Perhaps you're wondering what building your own home will be like? That's why we produce customer documentaries! Our customers choose all sorts of house plans, and they finish them in all sorts of ways. Depending on the design and the location of each build, you can learn about the various stages of construction and decisions you'll have to make as well—such as the right type of foundation for the conditions, well vs. city water, and exterior products that are suitable for the climate.

There are plenty of customer documentaries in progress at this time, so stay tuned. You can get started with the Parkes cottage build on Cape Cod, the Loker country farmhouse build in Texas, and the Lenney luxury traditional home build in Texas, as well. The whole Pate Home Building Journey playlist (part 1 shown above) can be found here, if you'd like to see it all the way through to fruition.

Informative Videos About House Plans and Building Them

If you're still looking to get your feet wet and get comfortable with the idea of selecting and building your own home, we think you'll find our informative videos helpful. This is a diverse category—sometimes we show roundups of new and top-selling house plans, why people gravitate to certain types of homes, interviews with builders, and so on. It's quite the mixed bag, because we want to provide content relevant to our viewers.

Head on over to YouTube and see what we have to show you! Or, if you prefer reading over watching, our Product Ideas section is a great place to start learning about house plans, building, and choosing products to complete your project. The House Designers wants your home building journey to be a smooth one, so we're happy to provide resources to help at every step.