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7 Steps to Selecting and Building Your Dream Home

Are you tired of searching for your dream home, and thinking about building a house yourself? If you're planning some new home construction, let us help! This comprehensive checklist walks you through every major step in the home building process. From estimating plan costs, to searching for builders and house plans, The House Designers can help!


July 12, 2019 

Regional Architectural Styles

Regional Architectural Styles

As you shop for your new home, have you given any thought to the history of houses in the area? Opting for regional architecture is a great way to ensure your home fits right in. It's likely to age well, too. See what styles have been popular in the South, Southwest, Northeast, Midwest, and West over time!

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The Parkes Build a Craftsman Cottage on Cape Cod

The Parkes family was looking for the perfect two-story house plan that would fit a lot that they'd purchased on Cape Cod that would give them the one-story living they desired. They chose this plan because of its open living space, and after making a few modifications that turned it into the home of their dreams.

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4 Smart Devices That Can Stop Sources of
House Trouble in Their Tracks

4 Smart Devices That Can Stop Sources of <br />House Trouble in Their Tracks

The last thing any homeowner wants to experience is house trouble, like a severe water leak or house fire. A water leak can cause thousands of dollars in damages; fire and smoke damage can be even more devastating and costly. And carbon monoxide leaks, which cause little damage to the home, can have deadly consequences. The good news? Detection technologies have come a long way over ...

Double Sided Fireplace in a Renewed Craftsman Home

Double Sided Fireplace in a Renewed Craftsman Home

This warm and inviting double sided fireplace feature has breathed new and exciting life into one of our most popular house plans! But we didn't just revamp the fireplace. As always, we used our customers' reviews and most commonly requested modifications to make this house plan even more family- and budget-friendly. Explore La Casa Bella now! Double Sided Fireplace! A good ...

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Step-By-Step Building Guide

The House Designers understands how exciting it is to build a new home! In an effort to make the process easier, we have put together this step-by-step home building guide to help you understand the different building phases and how it all comes together.

Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms

You may have come across the term 'ICF' or 'Concrete house plan' in your search to find your dream home and may be wondering just what is meant by this term. ICF stands for Insulated Concrete Form and refers to an alternative to conventional timber framing construction.

How Many Trees Does it Take to Build a Home?

The first step to putting up the frame of a house is typically a trip to a lumberyard to pick up ready-cut pieces of wood, but that wasn't always the case. Back in the old days, when houses were usually built by the soon-to-be homeowners, people had to harvest trees themselves.