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Common Features in Efficient Living House Plans
If you're considering going green with sustainable house design, here are the common features of green house plans.
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Green House Plans: Benefits of LEED Certification
Concerning environmental standards, the sustainable home design field has an effective system for rating green house plans: LEED certification. Here are the benefits.
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The Benefits of Purchasing Stock House Plans
If you are buying a new home, here are a few reasons you might want to purchase stock house plans, which are pre-designed home plans with floor plan layouts.
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Top 5 Goals of a Home Remodel Design
Planning on working with a home remodeling designer? Outline your specific goals to keep the project on-track. Here are 5 common goals of a home remodel design.
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When to Modify Your Predesigned House Plans
When ordering predesigned house plans, you might not find exactly what you want, but floor plans can often be modified. Here are some commonly made modifications.
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself before Choosing Your House Plans
If you're considering selecting custom home plans or floor plans for a new home, here are 5 questions to ask yourself before making the final decision.
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Custom Home Design: Tips for Designing Your Dream Home
When considering a custom home design , the planning stage is very important. Here are 6 tips to help you and your designer build your dream custom house plan.
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Secure Shopping with Houseplans.co
You can shop at Houseplans.co online with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card and electronic check transactions for our customers.
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Parade of Homes Grand Prize Winner!
We hope you managed to join us for the hugely successful Clark County Parade of Homes, where NW Classic Homes showcased Mascord plan 2396 - The Vidabelo. During the show, we offered visitors the chance to win a complete house plan package; any Mascord designed plan available on Houseplans.co, delivered as a reproducible PDF...
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Before You Meet With a Designer
Thank you for your interest in having Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc., design your new home. To make your first designer meeting productive, we'd like you to gather up the following information and bring it with you:
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Glossary Of Building Terms
A simple glossary of terms used throughout houseplans.co, all related to construction and home building. Interested in more construction information? Check out our blog pages!
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What's Included in a Plan Set?
Each set of home plans that Houseplans.co offers will provide you with all the necessary information to build your home. Our plans come detailed to meet the latest International Residential Code, and include gravity loading calcs and beam specifications as needed for the home's design.
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How To Interpret A Blueprint
No doubt, some of the most interesting pages for you in your blueprints will be the floor plans. But to understand them, you will need to decipher the numbers and symbols that provide the keys to what they say. First, floor plans — and all of the other drawings in a set of blueprints.
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How To Create Your Dream Home
Every person has his or her own idea of what a dream home really is, so designing and building a custom home is a very personal decision. Paul Beaudoin is a general contractor in Raleigh, and the owner of Lifestyle Building & Remodeling Co. Inc.. According to him, whatever a homeowner's dream may be, it is the contractor's job to turn it into reality.
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Questions To Ask A Potential Builder
You want a builder that has experience. Things come up during construction and you want to make sure your builder has the experience or knowledge to deal with. Make sure the builder you choose has the ability to build the type of construction you are looking for. Look for a builder that has a proven track record, professional business approach, technical skills and the knowledge.
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Competition Rules and Regulations
We occasionally hold competitions, prize draws, or giveaways for products and services we offer. In the event of such an event, these are the basic rules for participation:
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