New Home Sales and Manufacturing Signal Rising Economy

Even though raw materials continue to be in scarce demand, U.S manufacturing activity in Q3 of this year was incredibly strong. As our economy reopens, there has been a sharp increase in domestic demand. This may not be sustainable, but it is a good sign as factories look to get back on their feet. IHS […]

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ICF Construction in Single Family Homes

What are the pros and cons using ICF Construction for my home? ICF = Insulated concrete form (ICF) is a system of expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid blocks separated by plastic web spacers. It is used as an integrated concrete form to pour a concrete wall instead of a traditional wood form. … and it is so […]

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Should Your New House Plan Include an Office Space?

Modern Home Office

Working from home has become more common than ever before. Even though most people started this practice because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many continue to do so. This means that having a home office has never been more important. Sure, there are those who can find places in their homes to work, such as the […]

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Home Remodels & New House Construction Booming During COVID 19

Shed roof modern house plan

When Covid-19 hit the United States in March 2020, it affected millions of businesses around the country and caused many to close their doors temporarily and some business to permanently shut down. These businesses included those related to new home construction, renovation, and repair; many families had to delay projects they had been planning. But, […]

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What Are the Most Popular and Widely Used Features in New Home Design and Construction?

Garage with a Pool House Plan

When it comes to real estate, whether selling, buying, or having a home built, you want to know what elements are currently the most popular. With life seemingly moving faster than ever, designs that are energy efficient and allow people to be organized and comfortable without much extra work seem to be all the rage […]

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What is included in a Set of Working Drawings

Working Drawings Main Floor

Essential Elements of a Set of Working Drawings Samuel Stewart What is included in a Set of Working Drawings ? Whether you are building a custom home or building from a stock house plan, at the core of the project will be the working drawings. It is important to understand what working drawings are, what […]

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Make Way for the Modern Farmhouse

Sandridge Modern Farmhouse

Make Way for the Modern Farmhouse. If you feel like you’ve been hearing the words “modern farmhouse,” “rustic,” “heritage,” or “Barnhouse” everywhere, know that it’s not just you. In the last year, there has been a rapidly growing interest in rustic materials, reclaimed wood furnishings, and farmhouse inspired design. Retailers like Target have even started […]

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Street of Dreams 2018 for Legacy Built Homes

Modern Farmhouse by Mark Stewart for Legacy Built Homes

Things are coming together with our Modern Farmhouse Design for Legacy Built Homes in the Street of Dreams 2018. This plan is available for purchase as well! It has been nothing short of a joyful experience to work with Phillip Pahlisch of Legacy Built Homes on the design for their  entry in the 2018 Street […]

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