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Your Forever Home

13Oct 2017

When it comes time to building your home, wouldn’t it be nice to already be preparing for the distant future and not just the near future? This means planning to “Age In Place”. Sometimes thinking about our elderly selves is not what we want to do. Nobody wants to think of getting older and the complications that can accompany that BUT your future self will thank you for taking these things into consideration now and starting to prepare.

Hello Autumn!

22Sep 2017

Autumn is finally here! Time for sweaters, hot chocolate, falling leaves and finally some cooler weather! Wouldn’t it be great to have an outdoor space that you could enjoy during these cool fall evenings? Maybe even have a fireplace to cuddle up in front of to enjoy the fall breezes? You may not have this perfect space right now but you can when you build your next home and we have some great house plans with wonderful outdoor spaces.

Let's Get Away

15Sep 2017

Life gets busy and stressful at times. Between work, keeping the house not a complete disaster, and maybe making it to the gym a few times a week by the weekend, you are more than ready for a little bit of rest and relaxation. I’m sure I am not the only one that feels like trying to get this little bit of R&R at home can be a bit difficult. Especially when you walk by that pile of laundry in the hamper that needs to be washed OR notice that the extra bedroom is starting to look more like a storage room in need of some organization.

PROS and CONS: Vaulted Ceilings

01Sep 2017

As you are searching for your perfect house plan you may have come across the question of whether to have a vaulted ceiling or not. You love the look but aren’t sure about the extra cost that is associated with it. Or you may not even know of the extra costs, even after building, that come along with that a vaulted ceiling. Let’s look at some pros and cons to a vaulted ceiling which just may help you make your decision.

Back To School

18Aug 2017

School is back in session which can also mean homework, backpacks and school projects may have already started taking over your dining room or living room again. Wouldn’t it be great to have a place in your next home solely dedicated to the piles of math and science assignments? The perfect solution for this is a home office or study that can be set up as a homework station.

Let’s Talk Modifications

04Aug 2017

Finding the perfect house plan for your new home is a very important decision. You want every detail to be perfect and you certainly don’t want to settle for something that is just “okay”. Well we at Nelson Design Group don’t want you to have to settle either! Modification can almost always be done to our house plans to ensure they fit your needs.

2017-2018 Bathroom Design Trends

25Jul 2017

Bathrooms may be a very functional part of the home, but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. Take a quick look through a decorating magazine, home improvement blogs or Pinterest, and you’ll see just how creative, lavish and beautiful bathrooms can be.

Staying current on custom home bathroom trends helps you make design decisions that arise when you build your custom home. From bold patterns and colors to quirky fixtures and wall art, the 2017 to 2018 bathroom trends are anything but boring.

A Guide to Urban House Plans for Narrow Lots

25Jul 2017

Construction of a new house is an excellent opportunity for building a dream home. But if you envision your dream home in an urban setting, lot size constraints will have a profound influence on your design. Since urban spaces have already been well developed, homes typically need to be built on narrow lots, which requires a very particular type of home design.

A Stunning Custom Design

15Jul 2017

Stunning doesn’t even come close to describing this magnificent house plan! MEN 5096 - La Maison is a one story dream home! This beautiful home has over 6,500 square feet and features 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, and a 3 bay garage. This entire home is spread out all on one level and is complete with a massive Master Suite with it’s own private Lanai, 3 additional bedrooms, a beautiful Home Theatre, and a Kitchen that is more than enough to accommodate and impress the master cook of the home. This home goes way beyond covering the necessities, it moves well into Luxury!

Creative Ways to Use the Bonus Room Over Your Garage

14Jul 2017

A bonus room over the garage is a great way to add extra space to your new home. The most common uses for this space are guest rooms, media/game rooms or as a space for the teenagers to hangout. While those uses can be great for some, there are a few unique ways that people are using the bonus room and we love it.

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