Competing with the Big Dogs

Competing with the Big Dogs

It’s an oft-repeated tune – a national home builder moves into the marketplace, with eyes on becoming the dominant builder, or fast tracks the process by simply acquiring an established local builder. Thoughts of big-box stores moving in and local...

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Where should the stairs go?

Where should the stairs go?

If you’re building a new home with either a basement, second floor, or both, where do you want the stairs to be situated? Stairs located in the center of the home may minimize hallways upstairs but many times center stairs are an assumption at the design...

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From plan alterations to locating a builder in your area, find the resources you need for making your new home a reality!

Pet-Friendly Home Design

Pet-Friendly Home Design

Are your dogs treated as full-fledged family members? For many of the 4 in 10 U.S. households with dogs, the answer is “Yes!” From floor plan layouts to material selections to innovative amenities, pet-centric homes make life better for Spot and his owners. Studies...

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A Step Into Sleek Design

A Step Into Sleek Design

Hideaway Solutions has solved the problem of hard to reach shelves and cabinets in the kitchen with the STEP 180 pull-out cabinet step stool. Modern design lends itself to tall ceilings and cabinets, which can create a problem when they become out of reach. Hideaway...

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Design trends, articles, and other resources to help you make important decisions about your new home design and included amenities.

Brightening Small Spaces

Brightening Small Spaces

Natural light is important for any room, but especially in a smaller space. Hy-Lite® has a line of decorative windows designed just for small spaces that feature beveled glass pieces, allowing for privacy without losing the ability to flood the room with natural...

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Have a Seat

Have a Seat

In your owner’s suite closet! Few things are as handy as having a place to sit down when dressing. Yet, unless your closet is large enough to have a center island, finding a place for a seat can be difficult, and may mean sacrificing much wanted storage. If your...

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The Often Overlooked 5th Wall

The Often Overlooked 5th Wall

Quite simply, ceilings are often ignored. But various ceiling height and/or adornments can turn an otherwise predictable room into something special! Think we're overstating the issue? Quick - what color are your ceilings? Most likely the answer is white. In fact,...

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Home designs and amenities to make your home ‘live’ the way you live.

Brightening Small Spaces

Brightening Small Spaces

Natural light is important for any room, but especially in a smaller space. Hy-Lite® has a line of decorative windows designed just for small spaces that feature beveled glass pieces, allowing for privacy without losing the ability to flood the room with natural...

read more
Have a Seat

Have a Seat

In your owner’s suite closet! Few things are as handy as having a place to sit down when dressing. Yet, unless your closet is large enough to have a center island, finding a place for a seat can be difficult, and may mean sacrificing much wanted storage. If your...

read more
The Often Overlooked 5th Wall

The Often Overlooked 5th Wall

Quite simply, ceilings are often ignored. But various ceiling height and/or adornments can turn an otherwise predictable room into something special! Think we're overstating the issue? Quick - what color are your ceilings? Most likely the answer is white. In fact,...

read more

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