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Marianne Cusato's New Book: The Just Right Home

Marianne Cusato's New Book: The Just Right Home

Marianne Cusato's new book is full of good advice for anyone looking to buy, rent, or build a new home. Click to read this article...

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Life Dream Houses & Other Floor Plans by SALA Architects

Life Dream Houses & Other Floor Plans by SALA Architects

SALA Architects designed the Life Dream Houses, now part of our Signature Plan Collection, and continually wins awards for thoughtful, site specific, energy efficient homes. Click to read this article...

Category: Floor Plans, Architecture & Design

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Building Permits: A Short, Sweet Guide

Building Permits: A Short, Sweet Guide

Why they're necessary, for what types of construction, and how to get them. Click to read this article...

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Unique Kitchen Islands

Unique Kitchen Islands

Some of the many functions that a well designed kitchen island can perform. Click to read this article...

Category: Kitchen, Bath & More

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How To Read a Floor Plan

How To Read a Floor Plan

How to understand the language of home floor plans -- so that the finished home accurately reflects your dreams. Click to read this article...

Category: Floor Plans, What You Need to Know

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My Top 6 Floor Plan Features

My Top 6 Floor Plan Features

The key elements to look for in a floor plan, from mud room to porch. Click to read this article...

Category: What You Need to Know, Floor Plans

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Design for Disaster

Design for Disaster

The recent magnitude 6.0 earthquake at American Canyon in Northern California -- which damaged the town of Napa -- prompts this article explaining what you can do to make your new or existing house safer in a quake or weather event. Click to read this article...

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House of the Future

House of the Future

Not So Big House author and architect Sarah Susanka describes how she thinks the house of the future will look and function. Click to read this article...

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