May
23

Building Your Dream Home: Concept and Design

You’ve decided to build your own home. That’s a huge project and sometimes it can be a daunting one. Well, we’re here to help. This article is all about the first step in building a home. From site analysis to helping you decide what you need in a home, we’ve got you covered.   Site Analysis   Site Analysis is the first stage in any major construction project. Even if you are building something small you have to know where you want to build it and how suitable the land is to build it there. This is vitally...

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May
01

DIY Screened Porches

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. Increases Home Value   Building a screened in porch is hard work, but it is totally worth it. A screened porch is something that will increase the value and resale value of your home. It’s not so much the dollar and cents increase as it is the aesth...

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Jul
06

Building The Home of Your Dreams with Custom Home Plans

Building plans аrе а graphical representation оf whаt а building wіll lооk lіkе аftеr construction. Thеу аrе uѕеd bу builders аnd contractors tо construct buildings оf аll kinds. Building plans аrе аlѕо uѕеful whеn іt соmеѕ tо estimating hоw muсh а project wіll cost, аnd preparing projectbudgets. Thе creation оf а set оf building plans starts whеn аn owner оr developer approaches аn architect wіth аn idea fоr а nеw building. Thе architect issues а proposal fоr hіѕ services based оn...

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Jun
28

What Are House Plans?

House plans аrе documents thаt соntаіn thе specifications а builder аnd contractor nееd tо guide thеm іn building thе house. A house plan іѕ mаdе uр оf а set оf documents thаt includes floor plans; information аbоut thе foundation, footings, аnd framing; thе electrical аnd plumbing layout; аnd аll оthеr construction details. Architects оr draftsmen develop house plans. Home builders uѕе house plans аѕ а guide tо hеlр thеm before, during, аnd аftеr construction оf thе house. Mоѕt house plans...

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May
30

How to Save Money On Custom House Plans

Onсе уоu hаvе mаdе thе decision thаt уоu wаnt tо live іn а home thаt nо оnе еlѕе hаѕ lived іn before, thеn уоu muѕt decide bеtwееn building а house frоm а set оf floor plans thаt hаvе bееn uѕеd реrhарѕ hundreds оf times оr frоm а set оf custom house plans thаt hаvе bееn designed specifically fоr уоur nеw home. Custom house plans уоu wоuld buy frоm а plan book оr оff thе internet аrе stock plans аnd thеrе аrе thousands available. Sіnсе thіѕ іѕ ѕuсh а huge ind...

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Apr
25

Scheduling Your Custom Home Build

House Plans Plus has a few tips for our clients scheduling their custom home projects. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you get started. How long will the project build take? Generally speaking, new home builds take around six months. Since your project is a custom home however, realize that due to the amazing features, your build will take a bit longer. What am I basing my project end date on? Are you planning on moving once your current home is sold? Are there scheduling conflicts you should be awry about i.e. summerti...

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Apr
18

How to Begin Your Custom Home Build

Before beginning your custom home build, realize that building it does not have to be as expensive as purchasing a new home. Something to understand, the decisions you make from the land you buy to the design and quality of materials you select will impact the final price. Since a custom home build is viewed as risky by financiers, you will need excellent credit and a down payment of 20% to 25% in order to qualify for a specific loan called a construction loan. Additionally, banks require more cash reserves for borrowers wishing to begin a c...

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Feb
23

Hot New House Plans for February

We offer new house plans on a regular basis from the nation's top designers. As designer owners, we take pride in offering only house plans of the highest quality. The following are the top new designs viewed over the last four weeks. HPP-24098 This 1,723 square foot house plan has great appeal. It has plenty of open space and an efficient layout. The split master bedroom suite has his and her walk-in closets. The master suite bathroom has a large walk in shower and whirlpool bath. There is also a bonus room for additional space and possibl...

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Feb
22

Walk-in Closet Ideas

Walk-in Closets are common place in today's house plans. All master suites either have one large walk-in closet or his and her walk in closets. These closets offers a lot of space. Within a quick period of time, however, that space quickly fills up. The best solutions is planning ahead and using the right space organization system. Our friends at ClosetMaid are kind enough to give us some suggestions. When buying your plans, take time to plan ahead. This will allow you to see the options to meet your needs when talking to your builder. You w...

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Feb
18

A New Look and Feel

We understand looking for the perfect house plan is important to you. We are very proud to launch a fresher look and better performance. How is this better for you? We changed the color palette to make viewing easier on the eye We have tripled the speed of our page loads We have integrated the our blog of helpful tips into our home page. We have new submissions from top designers being added weekly. Please take the time to take a look for yourself. Here is the link.    ...

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