custom house plans Tag

Everyone loves a good before and after. Luckily there will be a future post covering that. We happened to be in the area of this renovation we designed in April, which is a good ways away from our office, so today you get a...

A great article on Kitchen Design Trends from Dallas Interior Decorating Examiner Nancy Baldwin and www.examiner.com Kitchen design trends are a reflection of changes in how we use our homes. As our families have become more mobile, and as entertaining has become a regular occurrence, the...

Yesterday I was flipping through Twitter (which you can follow us @frusterio) and I came across a blog that promoted purchasing a stock plan vs. a custom home design. I think the first thing to keep in mind is very simply, don't blog to push your...

A Bearable Renovation Several years have past since we last heard from our friends the three bears. Life has been treating them pretty well; Papa Bear and his partner Mr. Stearns had had some ups and downs, but then again, haven’t we all in this economy?...

Goldilocks and the Pre-Designed House Plan Always prone to wander, and one never to learn her lesson, Goldilocks returned to the home of the three bears one crisp Autumn day. It was from this very house she had run not so many days earlier, terrified by...

The Three Bears Design a Custom Home On a cold, wintry evening with little else to do in the large wood but seek shelter, a young bear family snuggled up together by a fire that they had made in their makeshift den. Oh, and as dens...

Not too long ago, clients wanted bigger and bigger when it came to house plans. It was not as important to pay attention to the tiny details, as it was to make sure that they had a certain size master or a giant great room....

Purchasing your house plans will be less than 1% of the total cost you will spend to build, but what could be more important than the plans? They are the guiding factor throughout the entire process. When you get ready to select someone to design...

Find a great local builder. If you are building in a new location or if you are building a vacation home, find a local builder. Doing this gives you a lot of advantages. Builders oversee the house, while sub-contractors do the actual building, and a...

Imagine the following scenario:  your four young boys living in your three bedroom home are not so young anymore, and your oldest is begging for his own room.  The dilemma arises: do you try to sell your current home in today’s stagnant market, or do...