Rear Foyer Drop Zone

by Michele Weaver 22. March 2016 14:55
Studies report for homes with an attached garage, the door from the garage into the home has become our primary entrance. Inf fact, we rarely use the front door. [More]

March Home Plan Mania Bracket Challenge Results

by Michele Weaver 21. March 2016 15:46
Thank you for participating in our March Home Plan Mania Bracket Challenge! [More]

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Design Trends | Offers | Poll

Outside Storage

by Michele Weaver 14. March 2016 10:08
"In our neighborhood, they won't allow any sheds or storage buildings. What am I going to do?" "I have to keep the garage doors down because there's so much stuff in the garage it's embarrassing when people drive by." "I need a place for the patio furniture when the snow starts to fly." [More]

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Backyard | Design Trends | HER HOME | Patio | Storage

It's Your Turn!

by Michele Weaver 3. March 2016 14:14
Each of these 4 plans are essentially the same, yet say very different things about the person they attract. Which style are you drawn to most? - [More]

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Design Trends | Home Styles | On The Board

Why Your Brand Matters!

by Michele Weaver 3. March 2016 14:04
No other purchase communicates more about an individual than the person’s home. It is the ultimate in self-expression. [More]

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Design Trends | Finally About Me | HER HOME | home builders | Woman-Centric Matters

Location, Location, Location

by Michele Weaver 26. February 2016 15:10
More and more we're being asked for a personal laundry center within the owner's suite and locating the main laundry off the rear foyer.  In a traditional two-story home with all the bedrooms upstairs, positioning the laundry room on the second floor means you don't have to carry baskets of laundry up and down those stairs! Plus, it's convenient for the kids to do their own laundry when that room is close to their bedrooms (your daughter will never have an excuse for not having anything clean to wear!).     (The Peony #42038 plan featured.)


by Michele Weaver 9. December 2015 16:40
Have you ever thought about your specifications sheet as a marketing tool? Isn’t the intention to present how you build your homes and the included features as a way to differentiate your company and position you as the “best choice”? [More]

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Design Trends | Plannng

Multiple Owner's Suites

by Michele Weaver 13. November 2015 10:02
For the past few weeks, we have been focusing on homes designed with two owner’s suites and the possible living situations that might warrant dual-suites. This week we’re going to focus on multiple owner’s suites and why you might consider this design concept. Not only for special living situations, but also for long-term or even resale value. [More]

Dual-Owner's Suites: Aging in Place

by Michele Weaver 2. November 2015 17:03
A growing trend is ‘aging in place’ whereby seniors are opting to stay in their own home rather than move into an assisted living facility. The CDC defines aging in place as, “The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” [More]

Maximize Space in the Owner's Suite

by Michele Weaver 23. October 2015 11:11
The owner's suite is your sanctuary, the 'best' bedroom in the house. But, how well is the space being utilized? Do you find that even though it's a larger area, there isn't enough room for everything? [More]

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