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Examining House Styles: Pool Houses

29May 2019

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. It is also the day when many of the pools and swimming areas open officially for the season. What’s more iconic in summer than relaxing next to a pool or swimming in its cool depths? Honestly, it’s one of the things I look forward to every year. I have great memories of swimming in the summers. Rivers, lakes, creeks; it didn’t really matter to me where we swam as long as it was cool and we were able to splash around. My favorite place to swim, though, will always be a nice clear pool. What about you?


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Top Ten Best-Selling House Plans of 2018 - Part 2

28May 2019

The temperatures are warming up and summer activities are gearing up for their return to popularity. Public pools will open up soon, despite the snow that was dropped on the northern states recently. And while I’m writing this, my oldest child is attending her last day of school. It’s time to get the family together for all of those great summertime activities: swimming, water play, throwing water balloons, and pouring foundations.


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Top Ten Best-Selling House Plans of 2018

24May 2019

The birds are chirping, the weathers warming up and the sounds of lawn mowers and weed whackers fill the air of the nation’s neighborhoods. It’s spring and that means that it’s time to get out side. It’s time to plant the garden, get the lawn under control and build a house. Well, that escalated quickly.


Featured plan is The Andrew (NDG 1400).

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House Plan Spotlight: Mountain and Cabins

22May 2019

When you think of a cabin, there are many images that come to mind. For some, it is a log cabin in the woods with tall trees surrounding it and smoke creeping from the chimney. For others, it’s a fishing cabin on the shores of a lake with the sound of birds rustling and fog coming off the water. For many, it’s the image of a getaway home on a river with the white water rushing past wearing the rocks along the way. Whatever your definition of cabin is, we have the perfect plans for you.


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Examining House Styles: Mountain and Cabins

20May 2019

There is nothing quite like the view from the top of a mountain. The sky seems so close, like you could reach up and scoop the clouds up in your hands. The rivers seem so far below you, like they are a still life painting. The breeze is slightly cooler and the air is just a little cleaner. You can almost taste the sunshine because you are the first one it touches. It makes you feel alive. That’s where the inspirations for the Mountain Style homes come from.

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Custom Homes, Spec Houses and Modifications: Plan Spotlight

17May 2019

So you’re thinking about building a house. You have certain things in mind for your dream home. This many bedrooms, that many bathrooms, the Great Room looks like this, etc. So you’re looking through house plan after house plan, website after website and you’re just not seeing what you need. You even called that friend that your granddad recommended that used to build houses and he couldn’t find you one. Don’t despair! We can help.


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Custom Homes, Spec Houses and Modifications

15May 2019

When you are looking at house plans or looking for a new home, sometimes you see what you think is going to be THE one. You see the plan and you’re like “Yes! This is it!” You start envisioning your furniture in the house. Start thinking about you and your family spending time in the house. You’re excited. You want this house. And then you realize the Master Bedroom’s closet is too small. Or the Kitchen needs more space so you can have a pantry. Or there aren’t enough windows. Or you realize that what you are looking for is an updated version of the house you grew up in.

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Modern Farmhouse Style and New Plan Spotlight

13May 2019

Simplicity: we all crave it in our hectic lives. From the moment we get out of bed in the morning until we finally get to lay down and relax at night, we are going nonstop full steam ahead. Phones are ringing, emails are coming in, kids are crying, and now the cat sees an empty spot in his food bowl. Of course, we want the simpler life. We need to have an oasis of calm and peace. For most, that is their home. And that dream leads to many different interpretations of what calm and peaceful is. For many, that interpretation looks like a Farmhouse.

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Building Your Dream Home: Exterior Doors

10May 2019

So here we are again. We’ve gotten a lot done in the last several weeks. You’ve got walls, a roof, some plumbing, a little electrical, and some HVAC in there. Your house is starting to look like, well, a house. We’ve still got a lot to do, but we’re getting there. Now maybe we can get some work done on the outside of the house. So in true Salt N’ Peppa style, let’s talk about doors, baby!


That’s not how that song goes? Oh.


House Plan Spotlight: Luxury Style

08May 2019

California is home to some of the most fabulous luxury homes in the world. While this will always be the case, there has been a large number of luxury homes being built around the world. A luxury lifestyle doesn’t have to be just for the rich and famous. Everyone deserves to have a little luxury in their lives. Here at Nelson Design Group we offer dozens of Luxury Style house plans to give you all of the luxury you will ever need.


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