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Upscale and Stylish: Luxury Home Plans we Love

Explore seven homes that feature luxurious layouts and major curb appeal.

Twice as Nice: Duplex Floor Plans

Explore these cool duplex floor plans and their perks.

Fall Getaways: Chalet House Plans and A-Frame House Plans

Here are six home plans that are sure to get you ready for a fall getaway.

Classic and Cool: Cape Cod House Plans we Love

Whether you're an empty-nester, a growing family, or looking for your first home, these all-American homes are fit for all kinds of families.

Siding Choices

Siding choices can help you customize a plan. Often they relate to the design and style of your house, as demonstrated in these examples.

Controlling Interior Finish Costs

The way to control the costs of interior finishes is to do your homework and plan ahead.

What Makes A Well Designed House Plan?

Designs that successfully avoid common design flaws.

What's a typical house size today?

How our understanding of common house size has changed.

Shade Structures

From awnings to sails: ways to provide shelter from the summer sun.

Tiny House Lessons from Marfa, Texas

Courtney finds design ideas on her visit to this famous contemporary art mecca on the Texas prairie.

Design Chat: Sandi Erdman

Sandi explains how she designs and what she feels makes a good house plan.

Designs for Narrow Lots

How to make the most out of limited space on skinny lots.