When you think of the word “rustic”, you probably think of cowboys on horseback and campfires. You might also think of a beach scattered with driftwood and a wind battered house on a summit above the ocean. Or maybe your version of “rustic” is a stately lodge on top of a snowy mountain with a stone fireplace and raw wood beams lining the ceiling above you. Or maybe you think of a white house in the middle of a verdant green field with chickens in the yard. And all of those are correct. The Rustic style of home building is homage to the pioneer days of America’s past.
One of the most iconic times in American history is the expansion into the West. Pioneers battling unfamiliar weather and harsh conditions to make a home for themselves far from the increasing pollution and crime of the larger cities in the East. Rustic style is homage to that, the same way that shows like Bonanza and games like The Oregon Trail are. Having a Rustic style home, however, doesn’t require you to be able to ride a horse or face the threat of dysentery.
You’re finally able to see some results in your home building saga from all of your efforts. You can walk through your home and start seeing where the rooms are going to be. You’ve got walls, places for doors, spots for windows… Wait. Why is it so bright? Oh. We’ve forgotten about the roof. Let’s fix that.
House plan featured above is our Corbin Manor (MEN 5199) plan.
Clean lines, stunning views from a multitude of windows, and spacious rooms – all of these are earmarks of a Contemporary Modern home. Here at Nelson Design Group, we have many examples of this style of home. Let’s look at some of them.
House plan featured above is our Meridian Cove (NDG 1153) plan.
Contemporary or Modern style homes are always a popular choice, especially for busy families. Clean lines and modern amenities typify these two styles and make them a great choice for anyone looking to build or buy a new home. Most people think of these as one style of home, but did you know that there are distinct differences between the two?
Featured above is our Appalacian Trail (MEN 5083) plan.
Nearly one hundred years ago, a young man’s fascination with a dancing blue flame would inspire him to found what is now one of the largest companies in the world. Rinnai Corporation is a household name. By 2019, the company has sold over 30 million Tankless Water Heaters worldwide and is hailed as one of the greenest companies in the world. Humble beginnings created monumental success.
Birds singing in the trees, a warm breeze rustling their bright green leaves, the distant sound of a lawnmower and the smell of fresh cut grass: These are your surroundings as you relax on your covered and screened porch. Oh? You don’t have one, yet? Well let’s build one.
Featured plan above is our Rivers Edge (MEN 5044) plan. This plan features a prominent screened in front porch giving you a lovely space to relax and unwind.
A house frame is like the skeleton of your home. You want it to be built strong and right and with the best materials available. So if you’re a homeowner building your own home or having your first home built, how do you know if your home is getting a good set of bones?
The plan featured above is our New Haven Place (MEN 5206) plan.
According to the National Fire Prevention Agency, U. S. fire departments respond to an average of one home fire every 88 seconds. Another frightening statistic is that on average 7 people per day lose their lives in U. S. home fires. When you are building or remodeling your home, your family’s safety is your number 1 priority. Let’s look at making your home as fire safe as possible.
Your dream home is getting closer and closer. There’s already been so much done. No, really, there has. Yes, I know you’ve mainly done paperwork and dirt has been moved around. I promise this step will let you see something tangible. Not fancy, but tangible.
Plan featured above is Stone Village (SMN 1030)