2. June 2016 13:43
Our Livability at a Glance™ color coding for floor plans helps you quickly identify how each area of the home can be utilized. Areas shaded yellow are identified as spaces ideal for entertaining. [More]
4. May 2016 13:50
Contemplating building a new home? Odds are your future looks bright! It all begins with a plan, and where you get your home plan matters! [More]
21. April 2016 17:09
Like picking a university or falling in love and deciding to marry, choosing to build a new home can be one of life's most rewarding and stressful experiences. The house plan--your dream on paper--becomes the manuscript which weaves together the various people (developer, builder, sub-contractors, lender, etc.) and products that will bring your vision to reality. [More]
8. April 2016 16:32
Our Livability at a Glance™ color coding for floor plans helps you quickly identify how each area of the home can be utilized. Areas shaded green are identified as flexible spaces designed to easily adapt to changing family situations--meeting both current and future needs. [More]
20. February 2012 16:48
Ups and Downs
If you're building a new home with either a basement, second floor or both, where do you want the stairs to be situated? Stairs located in the center of the home may minimize hallways upstairs but many times center stairs are an assumption at the design phase. When center stairs run along the entry, they may squeeze the traffic pattern and make the space appear and feel tight. Stairs right at the entry may interrupt movement through the home when the entry door is open.
Many of today's buyers prefer an open, inviting entry view which does not include the staircase, locating those stairs instead to one side of the home, often near the garage. Attending the public grand opening of a new model home in Minneapolis, the most common visitor comments complimented the rear staircase location!
Example Floor Plans
Moss Bluff - Design 43013
Flacco - Design 29352
Winston Court - 9206