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Family Friendly Home Design Features
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Building a Safer Future: Home Features That Help You Stay Safe in Times of Disaster and Pandemic
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Title 24, Cal Green, and Site Specific Engineering for California
Quick turn around engineered house plans for California, including Title 24 and Cal Green requirements.
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COVID Response: Meetings and Office Visits
Details about meeting with a designer or visiting the Mascord office.
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Creating a Community From the Ground Up - Property Considerations
Creating a community as a property developer takes strategy and consideration. Check out these property considerations from Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc.
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The 5 Most Wanted Features in a New Home
Which lifestyle features are most requested by customers building homes like yours? Here's a few that are frequently discussed.
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Picking the Best Floor Coverings for Your Modern Home
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Architectural Styles: A Short Overview
If you'd like to learn a little about popular architectural styles and how they fit in your vernacular, here's a short run down.
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Four Design Elements That Ensure Your Home Has Architectural Flair
Gone are the days when the basic rectangle or square was the most popular house plan design. Check out these design elements that ensure your new home has architectural dimension.
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Four Elements of Modern Farmhouse Design
With comfort and simplicity implemented into farmhouse design, it's only natural this style has remained a favorite. Look at some of the elements of modern farmhouse house plans.
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Choosing the Best Plans for In-Laws and Guests: Spare Room or Multi-Master Suite Paradise?
Do you need a spare room, guest suite, or multigenerational home plan? Here's some things to consider and help you decide what's right for your new home.
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15 Ways To Spruce Up A Room
As you concentrate on finishing your interior decorating project in one room, other rooms in your house may look tired and bland in comparison to your newly designed space. So while you’re working on finishing that one incredible space, think about incorporating some of these refreshing ideas throughout your home to tie it all together.
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How Roof Trusses work with Pre-Designed House Plans
Roof trusses are particularly important because of the loads that they’re expected to bear. We will walk you through the truss design and manufacturing process so that you can better understand the engineering that goes into a completed home.
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The Vidabelo - Double Up Your Master Suites
There's a new trend in home design: doubling up on the master suites. Our Vidabelo design is an example of a Craftsman house plan that incorporates this innovative trend. At 3084 square feet, this week's featured house plan may be perfect for your family. You'll find that the extra master suite gives you the flexibility to live comfortably in all stages of life.
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4 Tips for Working with a Buyer’s Real Estate Agent
If you’ve read 'Use These 3 Tips to Find a Great Realtor!', then you know how to find the right buyer’s agent. But how do you maximize their effectiveness? The following tips will show you how to build a great working relationship so that you can streamline your search for the perfect piece of property to build your house.
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Choosing the Perfect Lot
The perfect plot of land to build involves more than an idealistic view of how life will be, or making sure there is enough space to build the home and outbuildings you want. There are all kinds of considerations that, while they may not pose an obvious or immediate problem, could turn into trouble sometime in the future. Here are a few of the details you’ll want to look at before choosing a piece of land.
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Multi-Purpose Kitchens
When choosing a design that’s right for you, consider your needs. Do you own at least one of everything and need a place to store all your goodies? Would the island become a catch-all or would it be a great place to prepare a meal and watch over the kids as they are doing their homework?
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Players.. are you Ready?
Ready Player One hits screens this week, and with it, Earnest Cline & visionary master Steven Spielberg take us on a journey through virtual reality and play homage to 80's nostalgia throughout the film, which mirrors the passion we've seen some of our clients show towards decorating their homes to reflect their love for their favorite era. Here's just a few ideas we've seen for decorating your home in a unique style that reflects your chosen pop culture passions and heritage.
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Land Surveys : How important are they?
Land surveys: People that are embarking on a new construction project often want to skip this step. After all, one piece of ground is similar to the next, right? What could possibly stop you from building a home?
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Use These 3 Tips to Find a Great Realtor!
Good realtors need to be good communicators or they need to be ready with a list of comparable homes or lots in the area should you request it. The fact is that these are things all real estate agents should be able to do! The good ones, however, will take things a step farther.
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