What You Need To Know

How to Choose the Right Foundation for Your New House

Here's what you need to know about different foundations...and which one is right for you.

How to Picture Yourself in a Floor Plan

It can be hard to visualize living in a home that is only a floor plan on your computer screen. Where do you look first? Here's your step-by-step guide to help you orient yourself to any layout.

12 Ways to Save Money on Building Your Home

Building your dream home takes time, effort, and probably more money than you anticipate. These tips from experts can help you stay on budget.

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.

The Straight Scoop on Plan Modifications

Here's what you need to know about modifying your dream home.

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 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.

Flexible Layouts and How to Identify Them

Chances are you won't always need the same number of bedrooms. Children grow and leave (and sometimes come back), working from home may become a possibility, or maybe you just need more room for stuff. These layouts are ready for whatever life brings.

Modifying a House Plan – 11 Home Plan Customization Insights

11 things you should know about house plan modifications.

What Makes a House Easy to Build?

You see a beautiful home. Your house builder sees a complex design that will take lots of money and labor to build. So what should you look for to maximize your budget?

6 Insights Into Texas Home Building and House Plan Designs

Texas home building insights from Certified Professional Building Designer, Janet Hobbs.

Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report (from Remodeling Magazine)

From Remodeling Magazine (our sister site) comes this detailed tool/report. Enter your location to get a regional report on what various remodeling projects typically cost and how much value they add to your home.