Architecture & Design

10 Tricks of the Design Trade

Experienced designers know when to cut corners. That is, they can trim square footage from places you won't notice. Or make an office pull double duty. It's all about making the most with what you've got to stretch your budget and enhance livability.

Modern Living: How to Build your Outdoor Space on a Budget

Get the outdoor living space of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Tiny Homes: Why Small Footprints Can Make a Big Impact

Tiny homes aren't just for television shows. There are many reasons why you an itsy-bitsy house plan may be just what you need.

The Modern Farmhouse Explained: Classic Details with a Contemporary Touch

Modern farmhouses have soared in popularity lately. These details give the distinct style its fresh appeal.

The Size Sweet Spot: 2,000-2,500 Square Feet

Tiny homes and mansions are fun to look at, but the most popular size range is actually quite sensible.

Cool House Plans with Mudrooms

Here's why you need a mudroom in your new home.

Cape Cod Style (Just in Time for Thanksgiving)

Love a classic New England look? Check out these Cape Cod style home plans.

The Case for One-Story Floor Plans (Especially Ranch Homes)

For long-term livability, you can't beat open concept ranch floor plans.

Cool Modern House Plans for Narrow Lots

Dealing with a tight lot? You can still show off with a sleek house design.

Architectural Styles 101

Not sure how to distinguish between a Craftsman and a Colonial Revival home? Here's your cheat sheet.

The Beauty and Simplicity of Modern Home Designs

Love the sleek look of a modern home? You're not alone. Learn about this popular style.

Summer Camp at Home

Ways to bring home a summer camp vibe.