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Architecture | New from HomeDesign.com - Part 2

Today’s Brick Options Are Far From Mundane

Today's Brick Options Are Far From MundaneYou might think of brick as just a small, dark red rectangular material, but it’s no longer that one-dimensional. Today’s brick manufacturers are changing the appearance of brick and offering new colors and textures, giving homeowners an infinite number of design possibilities. Read more >>

Remodeling a Safe Investment For 2009 and Beyond

Remodeling a Safe Investment For 2009 and BeyondWith bad news bombarding us on a daily basis about the doom and gloom around every corner of the US economy, what is an investor to do in these difficult times? The year 2008 will be remembered as one of the worst years on record for the US economy and certainly the worst since the Great Depression. That being said, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel as they say and that tunnel just might lead to the very roof over our heads. Read more >>

Will the Current Recession Change the Design of New Homes? Past Recessions May Give Us a Clue!

For those of you returning to your childhood home over the holidays, you might have noticed how much houses have changed over the years. Lifestyle trends, building product technologies and economic fluctuations have all had a hand in changing the American home. How will the current economic outlook affect the homes of tomorrow? If the current recessionary period is anything like those from the past, you may be surprised. Read more >>

Understanding House Plans & Getting a Good Deal

House plan websites offer an incredible service, providing many house plans in one convenient place. Their professionals can modify the design, flip the house around, or even give you a material list and cost to build. One would think that you couldn’t go wrong with such a service. But unfortunately, these websites are very proud of their plans. Though you may have fallen in love with a particular plan, you may take a pass on the whole process simply because you can’t afford their prices. Read more >>

Designing the Home of Your Dreams, California-Style

By Linda WoodrumFor NewsUSA
(NewsUSA) - Each year, many proud homeowners set out to increase the “dream” appeal of their homes - a task that can be made easier and more exciting with inspiration from the annual HGTV Dream Home. The 2009 home, located in beautiful Sonoma, Calif., is full of ideas that can help you [...]