Just for Fun

Gingerbread House

Meet a tower to devour! It's our latest confection, based on Studio Tower Plan 479-6 by Brachvogel & Carosso.

Halloween Houses

Houses that rise to special occasions like Halloween with generous entries and dramatic lighting.

Pet-Friendly Design

How to make home life easier for you and your pets.

Patio Lighting

8 cool outdoor lighting ideas, including do-it-yourself examples, for summer entertaining.

Gingerbread Tiny House

Plans for building our Gingerbread house based on Plan 896-2, The Gifford, by Jay Shafer and his Four Lights Tiny House Company.

Gingerbread Beach House

How to build this gingerbread house based on a beach house floor plan by architect Peter Brachvogel.

Coolest Driveways

9 ways to boost curb appeal.

Architect Visit

Architect/Sculptor/Furniture Designer Olle Lundberg's cabin in the Northern California woods.

Treehouse Tub

This outdoor soaking tub is on a balcony in the trees.

Word Cup Inspirations

Brazil World Cup-related ideas for the home -- just for fun on a Friday.

Floating House

The story of a novel floating house designed by architect Robert Nebolon, who is one of our Houseplans.com Signature Designers.

Sleeping Porches

Get ready for summer by rolling your bed outside!


Explore this cool treehouse -- perhaps the ultimate in sustainability? You can sway, er, stay there!

Architect's Wish List

Have a better relationship with your home and neighbors this year with these forward-thinking ideas

Living Rooms

Start a tradition by jumping into the new year.

Paper Table Runners

Quick ideas for a festive holiday centerpiece.