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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!


March 16, 2019 

Windows That Can Give You Peace of Mind

Windows That Can Give You Peace of Mind

You don't have to rely on add-on features to make your windows better serve your family and needs. See the factory-installed options that can help give you peace of mind and clear sightlines in our article, Windows for Better Peace of Mind.

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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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You've Decided to Build a House—Now What?

You've Decided to Build a House—Now What?

So, you've decided to build a house. How exciting! But right about now, your mind may be spinning with questions. There's so much to do before you break ground and begin building from that perfect floor plan. Do you know those first steps you should take, after you've decided to build? Don't worry, we've got your back! We've created a quick and easy guide that will get you on the right ...

Cape Cod Classics - Modern Upgrades to This
American Favorite

Cape Cod Classics - Modern Upgrades to This <br />American Favorite

We all know that there's something warm and inviting about a traditional Cape Cod home plan. Elegant front porches invite us in, while adorable gables and numerous windows are perfect accents. Plus, the ever-present fireplace creates coziness that cannot be ignored. Since their quick ascent to popularity in the early 18th century, Cape Cod house plans have only increased in variety, ...

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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.