5 Barn House Home Designs Trending in 2020

There’s no doubt that we live in a technological world. However, with so much of our lives spent online and using technology, it’s no wonder that a lot of home buyers are looking to build homes that have a more rustic feel. Barn house home designs offer plenty of rustic charm and are becoming more popular […]

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Do we have any additional photos, artwork or revisions ?

Additional Revisions and photographs of our plans Picking out your next home is a huge decision, and we want to make it as easy and comfortable as possible. We also understand that you need to have as much information and as many options before you make this choice. You want to get as many angles […]

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The Renewed Importance of Home

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The Renewed Importance of Home Samuel Stewart The world is rapidly changing, and more than ever, we’re finding it necessary to rethink exactly how we use our homes. Previously it wasn’t common to need to work full 40 hour weeks from our dens all while home schooling our children and preparing every meal. Most houses […]

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What is included in a Set of Working Drawings

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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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3 Rustic House Plans with a Golden Touch

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Three Rustic House Plans with a Golden Touch Comfort, beauty, and nature are all words that people associate with rustic living and style. There’s a good reason for this. Rustic home designs feature all 3. They combine with space and functionality to create stunning designs that provide the coziness of old country living with the […]

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How Important is a 3 Car Garage, Really?

3 Car Garage House Plan

Building a new home is exciting, stressful, invigorating, and, dare we say, also fun. The key is to balance having all the things you want and need with your budget. The right budget will include bells and whistles while also having space to invest in things that will also be beneficial in both a practical […]

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Copyright Law and House Plans

Copyright Law

Copyright Law and House Plans Samuel Stewart So you’ve made the decision to build your dream home and are shopping around for the perfect design. You find a plan you like on a designer’s website and decide that it’s the home for you. Is it a bit out of your price range? Maybe you take […]

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The Kids Are Gone, Now What?

The Kids Are Gone, Now What? Empty Nest House Plans for Every Family Samuel Stewart Confronting an empty nest can be difficult, especially when it comes to dealing with tons of extra space. When the kids have moved out, one might choose to downsize or move to a new locale. We have helped countless families […]

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Modification Miracles

House Plan Modification

Modification Miracles Samuel Stewart At Mark Stewart Home Design, we try to offer a wide range of house plans spanning all sizes and styles of home. We also know that each family and each lot has different needs, so we offer you the option to change an existing plan to fit your exact specifications. While […]

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Sustainable Building for a Better World

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Sustainable Building for a Better World Samuel Stewart Sustainable homes have exploded into a huge sector of the building and real estate industries. Sustainable housing is environmentally friendly, cost effective, and beautiful. Thanks to an increased global awareness of the impact we have on our environment, green housing is becoming easier and easier to build. […]

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The Missing Middle: What’s Happening to Single Family Homes?

The Missing Middle: What’s Happening to Single Family Homes? Samuel Stewart The State of Oregon’s Senate and House have both recently passed House Bill 2001, a measure that requires cities with more than 10,000 people to allow duplexes in areas zoned for single-family homes, as well as requiring cities with more than 25,000 people to […]

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Four Fine Family House Plans

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Four Fine Family House Plans Samuel Stewart Finding a new home for your family can be a challenge. Kids need spaces to play and explore and parents need to be able to keep an eye (or two) on them. It isn’t enough to build a purely large home, as having too many rooms can make […]

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