How to Choose Between an Architect or Residential Designer

By Catie Farrell, July 2, 2008 | In Home Design |

It can be an intimidating and overwhelming thing. You and your family have decided to begin a project that will result in a home truly yours. So let’s begin.

There are basically 2 categories of establishments that can work with you on a custom home design: an architectural firm or a residential design firm.

You will hear …

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The Big Buzz Words: Open Floor Plan

By John Garrett, June 26, 2008 | In Home Design |

Like anything in life, when something gets hot, everyone jumps on board. All across the internet, when you search for house plans you are going to see the words, “open floor plan.”

What I wanted to do was cover first, what makes a floor plan truly open. Then I’ll toss out a couple of reasons why …

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The New Generation of Homes

By Chuck Frusterio, June 18, 2008 | In Home Design |

Home buyers have become more particular and are taking their time to find the “perfect house”. No longer are home buyers looking for just a roof over their head. They are looking for the house they can call a home with charming curb appeal and a floor plan that is both livable and …

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Rebuilding Your Building Company. . .

By John Garrett, May 7, 2008 | In Home Builders |

All across the nation there is product sitting and sitting and sitting. The building boom created many “casualties.” Companies that got into the industry during the boom, but couldn’t operate or produce at a level that would sustain them for the long haul.

So for the companies that are still in the game, what is the …

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Would I Purchase My Home Design Online?

By John Garrett, April 22, 2008 | In Home Design |

To say the internet has transformed our day to day lives might be the understatement of the century. Not since old Gutenburg has mans written communication taken such a dramatic leap. Now, by nature we are skeptical beings, especially with technology. However, we are just as adaptable and once we become comfortable with that new …

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