A gingerbread cabin you can build -- based on our exclusive Sea Ranch Cottage plans.
Siding choices should relate to the design and style of your house, as demonstrated in these examples.
Visit the home and miniature building collection of Lucia Howard & David Weingarten, founders of Ace Architects
Announcing a new bungalow plan by award-winning architect Sara Susanka, author of the best-selling Not So Big House books.
Plans with good circulation make it possible to avoid bottlenecks in the main living areas.
Award-winning architect-author Duo Dickinson provides a handy checklist for analyzing designs against your wants and needs.
Why should the dining room only get used for holiday meals? Here are three other ways to make it work for you.
This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath design includes an open plan kitchen-great room, a mud room entry from the garage, and an upstairs sitting area.
A young realtor rediscovers mid-century modern Eichler tract house plans and updates examples for today.
Kitchen islands can take many forms and are only limited by your imagination and pocketbook.
A contemporary 3 bedroom plan with a two story living room opening to the rear garden.
Enter Your Five Best Projects in the First Houseplans.com Design Awards Program -- the HOWIE Awards!
House Tour: Walls of windows open to stunning mountain and bay views on one side and a serene pool courtyard on the other.
Key decisions involved in the design and construction of a new home, and when they must be made.
A fresh modern design for a relatively narrow infill lot, this plan combines an efficient layout with luxury amenities.
Bud explains the function of building codes, zoning regulations, and design review boards.
Do you want to include room for in-laws or aging parents in your new home? Here are three ways to go.
How to define the architectural program for your new house by identifying needs, wants, and dreams.
Architect Peter Brachvogel's new country cottage -- with a distinctive tower loft -- wraps around a central deck to maximize daylight, views, and easy indoor-outdoor living.
A new prefab house in Montana's Ruby Valley takes cues from iconic Western ranch houses and adds a few twists -- like hydraulic lifts.
A company called Yube now provides an adult replacement to the milk crate. Their YubeCube is a 13″ cube that does all the duty (and a lot more) of the milk crate, without the fresh-out-of-high-school aesthetic.
A blog describing one person's experience building a spec house in southeast Washington state.
Space-saving ideas in the tiny cabin of Vincent Kartheiser, the actor who plays Pete Campbell on TV's Mad Men.
A 4,472 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 bath home designed with traditional style and formal entertaining in mind, but that's also open and comfortable for casual daily living.
How to plan your eating space, whether it's formal or more casual and multi-functional, with dimensions for tables, chairs, bar stools.