SALA Architects designed the Life Dream House, now part of our Signature Plan Collection, and continually wins awards for thoughtful, site specific, energy efficient homes.
How to understand the language of home floor plans -- so that the finished home accurately reflects your dreams.
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.
Not So Big House author and architect Sarah Susanka describes how she thinks the house of the future will look and function.
What you can learn from so-called Passive House Design -- i.e. houses with very low energy use -- and apply to the building of any home.
FreeGreen's entire library of energy-efficient plans is now part of the Houseplans.com inventory.
Key features of older homes that could add character and comfort to the new home you're building.
Green design and development experts share what you need to know before breaking ground.
Architect Bud Dietrich explains how different budgets affect the way you outfit the same kitchen.
The kitchen is coming together for Sticks + Dirt blogger Laura Fowls, who is building a new home with her husband Mike and other family members.
An exciting new house by Sarah Susanka and Tina Govan that's designed for relaxation and family gatherings.
Scott talks to Houseplans.com CEO Jamie Roche about alternatives to cookie cutter home designs.
A geriatrician offers advice for aging in place -- important to consider as you plan your new home.
Interest in adapting the shipping container esthetic for home design is a growing trend.
Why Building an accessory dwelling unit can be a smart idea -- and tips to navigate the process.
The Wall Street Journal says porches are making a comeback -- and our plan sales bear that out.
4 bedroom 3 bath modern design offers easy indoor-outdoor living and maximum flexibility.
Architect/Sculptor/Furniture Designer Olle Lundberg's cabin in the Northern California woods.
Appreciating a great Craftsman style landmark: the Gamble House in Pasadena of 1908.
A roundup of 10 serene garden pools to inspire the design of your outdoor living space.
Craftsman Style design named Home of the Year in the Best in American Living Awards sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.
Counties that saw an increase in the number of building permits for single family homes.
Gardenista's favorite outdoor shower examples to inspire your own summer sprinkles.
Describing the modern house by architect Vladimir Ossipoff that was put on the cover of House Beautiful magazine in 1958 -- worth studying today for its many timeless design ideas.