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10 Ranch House Plans with a Modern Feel
Love the layout of ranch house plans, but crave a modern look and feel? Take a look at these gorgeous home plans from Houseplans.co.
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Mascord Top 10: Single Story Home Plans
Single story house plans continue to gain in popularity. Some families are looking for a home that will accommodate them at all ages and many one story house plans have open, flowing floor plans that allow for flexible use of the space, according to the family’s present and future needs.
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20 Gorgeous Craftsman Home Plan Designs
Today’s Craftsman home plans combine the traditional style with the usability of a more modern home. We invite you to view the elegant and thoughtful details in these gorgeous homes.
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A House Designer's Tips for Modifying a Home Plan
Once we know your preferences and needs, our staff can quickly find the house plan that’s closest to your “dream home.” With customization, our designers can turn that pre-designed home plan into the perfect house for your family.
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The Exterior Evolution of Ranch-style House Plans
Initially, ranch house plans were simple, elegant, and economical. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Designers like Joe Eichler and Robert Rummer created airy, stunning ranch homes by incorporating huge structural beams that could support entire walls of windows.
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20 Home Plans That Make Great First Impressions
We invite you to view some fabulous first impressions, from contemporary home plan exteriors to rich and rustic interiors.
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Holistic Home Plan Design: Matching Your Interior & Exterior Styles
Proportion, rhythm, creating a focal point—these are the kinds of considerations that interior designers and architects obsess over in a home plan. Today we’re covering a universal and timeless design tenet: Unity between interior and exterior styles.
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5 Tips for Choosing a Home Plan for Your Lot
At Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc., we have a wide variety of home plans for all types of lots. Chances are we have the plans for your dream home. Following are a few tips to help you discover the perfect home plans for your lot.
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5 Gorgeous Small House Plans with an Indoor/Outdoor Connection
Small house plans feel spacious with a strong indoor/outdoor connection. Take a look at five of our most popular and beautiful small house plans. Each of these home plans offers a unique spin on the outdoor living trend that continues to enjoy popularity among homeowners.
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Design Components of Modern House Plans Stand the Tests of Time
Modern house plans come out on top when it comes to saving home owners money. Learn more about what the National Association of Home Builders reported regarding the life expectancy of housing components.
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What Design Elements Make a Small House Plan Feel Big?
If you’re planning to build a small house plan, you should recognize that less square footage doesn’t have to feel smaller. Here are some small house plan design choices that will make any home live large.
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Housing Rebound Means More New Home Plan Modifications
The housing rebound means more new home plan modifications. Learn how single story ranch house plans can be altered to create an ideal home for any family.
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Builders Seeing Smaller Lot Sizes & Demand for Narrow House Plans
Narrow lot house plans pack a punch by offering plenty of living space in a small, slender package. As American cities continue to grow in population, builders will have no choice but to increase density by building up and back.
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Empty Nesters Flock to Ranch House Plans: Single-story Living at Its Best
Ranch house plans are enjoying something of a renaissance as homeowners come to appreciate the benefits of single-story living.
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Diversified Suburban Living Embraces the Contemporary Home Plan
Homebuyers can choose from an array of contemporary house plans that will fit perfectly into their new suburban neighborhoods. Learn more about the features and amenities of contemporary home plans!
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Finding Versatile Home Plans that Adapt to Your Needs
These days, versatile house plans are in greater demand than ever before and custom large and small house plans are gaining popularity among homeowners.
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Tips on Custom Home Design Services for Contemporary Home Plans
These days almost everything is customizable, but the ultimate in individualization is found in custom contemporary home plans. When choosing a designer for your custom home, it’s important to find someone you can work closely with to bring your vision to life. Here we offer some tips to help you get started.
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Understand The Big Picture: Efficient Construction from Design to Completion
Curious about building a new home and have questions about how it can all come together seamlessly and efficiently? Join Alan Mascord Design Associates, Quail Homes and many of their top vendors at the Portland Home & Garden Show Feb. 20-24 at the Portland Expo Center.
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Cozy & Contemporary Home Plans: The Modern House Plan's New Warmth
Refer to “modern” or “contemporary” house plans, and many people envision a cold, uncomfortable atmosphere. However, with thoughtful floor plan design, contemporary home plans can be both sleek and cozy.
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Small House Plans Deliver Big Value in 2013
The pendulum of house size preference seems to be swinging back toward the smaller, more ingeniously designed house plan. Read on to learn more.
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