What You Need To Know

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.

Cost Per Square Foot: What You Need to Know

How much will it cost to build your new home? Learn about cost-per-square-foot calculations.

Remodeling Sucks! 6 Reasons to Start Fresh from a House Plan

Stuck between remodeling your existing home or building new? Here are some important considerations.

Cool House Plans with Mudrooms

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

How To Place Your Home for Maximum Solar Benefits

You've got a lot. Now how should you place your home to get the best natural lighting and cooling?

Planning the Ultimate Mountain Getaway

Make your mountain vacation home a reality with these tips and tricks.

Designing Your Home for Extreme Weather

Make sure your home is as ready as it can be for extreme weather events.

Cool Modern House Plans for Narrow Lots

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

Lessons from a Manor: Why it Pays to Sweat the Small Stuff

Get inspiration from Boyce Thompson's visit to a Scottish manor.