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Shade Structures

From awnings to sails: ways to provide shelter from the summer sun. Click to read this article...

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Design Chat: Sandi Erdman

Sandi explains how she designs and what she feels makes a good house plan. Click to read this article...

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All Fired Up! Modern Ceramic Tile

Tile advice for counters, floors, walls, and more from Heath Ceramics, the famous Mid-Century Modern manufacturer. Click to read this article...

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Wedding Patio Plans

Plan ahead! Will your new home have space for graduation parties or perhaps a summer wedding? Here's a range of designs that can accommodate family celebrations. Click to read this article...

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Design Chat: Janet Hobbs

Austin building designer Janet Hobbs explains how she works and what influences her house plans. Click to read this article...

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Building On an Infill Lot

Many house plans -- from Craftsman to Modern to something in between -- will fit an infill lot. Here's an example of a first-time builder with some advice from his own experience. Click to read this article...

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Siting Help from an Architect

Pointers for situating your new house on your lot from architect, author, and teacher Donlyn Lyndon, who was one of the original designers of the internationally famous community on California's north coast, known as The Sea Ranch. Click to read this article...

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Estimating the Cost To Build Your House Plan

Ordering a Cost To Build Report (CTB) on a house plan is a good way to start assessing a project's affordability. Key features will have a major impact on the bottom line. Click to read this article...

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Top Ten House Plans for Spring Building

The top 10 best selling plans so far in 2017. Most are one story, 3 bedroom 2.5 bath with 2-car garage. Click to read this article...

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