Dal-Tile is the United States’ largest manufacturer of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Between Dal-Tile and Mohawk Industries, their parent company, they make nearly 700 million square feet of floor coverings each year. It’s amazing to think that this international leader in the production of tile started in a small hut in Dallas, Texas.
One of the newest trends to sweep the nation is a return to the farmhouse style. Popular shows like Fixer Upper and Pioneer Woman have made the rural style fresh and new again. So what makes up that style? Where did it come from? And how can I have my house look as good as theirs?
On March 3, 2019, Lee County Alabama was devastated by a confirmed EF4 tornado. This incredible storm left a twenty-four mile long track through Alabama and into Georgia. This storm broke a record-long 673 day streak of nonviolent storms in the U.S. It also took the lives of 23 people. Severe weather is a serious consideration when you are building a home. The main concern with severe weather is, of course, the safety of your family and loved ones.
We’ve all had that moment. A nice leisurely trip to the store turns into a race against the impending storm clouds that you inevitably lose. So here you are trudging in with load after load of groceries and soggy feet. You finally get done with the lugging and toting and realize you have covered your lovely home with muddy footprints. If only there was some sort of special room that would solve this dilemma!
Farmhouses are one of the most popular styles for new homes. While they have always been around they have made a surge in popularity over the past few years due to the incorporation of modern elements making them relevant and new. One of these modern elements is sleek metal roofing either in accents around the home or for the entirety of the roofing system.
When it comes to choosing house plans for spec homes we know there is a lot to consider. Whether you are looking to sell or rent these new builds it is important that you get the best return on investment possible. This means making sure the house plans you choose are designed to make the most out of each and every square foot of the home. It also means keeping in mind things such as: a boxy footprint, straight and lined up framing and rooflines that are not going to break the bank. Here are a few of our top choices for small, 3 bed - 2 bath, spec home house plans.
AS THE COST OF BUILDING MATERIALS RISES WHAT ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING YOUR HOUSE PLAN?
Are the rising prices of building materials across the nation putting a bit of hesitation in your decision to build your next home? This certainly doesn’t have to stop you from building. However, it does mean you may need to be a bit more selective when choosing the house plan that is right for you. Going into searching for a house plan with the knowledge of what can save you money and what can make your project more costly than you are wanting to go will help you tackle your dream of building your next house while still staying within your allotted budget.
This beautiful European house plan by designer Seth Michael Nelson is quickly making its way to being a best selling design. What has made SMN 1022- La Maison Point so popular? Let’s take a look.
The first major draw to this home is the fact that at only 2,503 square feet of living space it contains 4 spacious bedrooms as well as an office and large laundry room. Not many homes can contain so much while fitting in that footprint but with the efficiency used in creating this floor plan you will find that not one part of this home is wasted space.
Farmhouses have always held a special place in the housing industry but in recent years Farmhouses have been making a steady and persistent comeback. This renewed zeal has been helped by shows like Fixer Upper with their white siding, large porches and a country vibe and by brands like Pioneer Woman adding tons of country charm to the home but there has to be more to the appeal than a few shows and some charming kitchen accessories. The farmhouse style is definitely all the rage, but why?