By Deb Villeneuve
The clean lines of Newburg 2 are enhanced by the stone brick finish and stately columns on either side of the entrance which combine to impart elegant simplicity in a two bedroom bungalow that has a double garage.
This one-story home has an unfinished basement, that can be converted to an extra bedroom and a second family room if desired!
The entrance foyer leads through an arch into a large, open floor plan with computer area, dining room and kitchen from which the large, welcoming fireplace is visible. Access to the garage is possible from the main living area through a door off of the dining room and patio doors lead out to the porch in back. There is also a second exterior access to the double garage from the back of the house.
Two nicely sized bedrooms share a well appointed, full bathroom with corner shower and a laundry area on the main floor completes the delightful features of this wonderful plan that has a full unfinished basement, accessible from inside the home as well as the garage that can be finished to meet the owner’s requirements.
By Deb Villeneuve
A guest post by Grace Bailey
You are maybe not fully aware of your style. Do you know what is your interior design style, and to which of the industrially recognized styles it is closer? If not, this article will be useful for you for better DIY your interior design, and for creating a stylish looking home setting with unique touch.
You and your home say a lot about each other. The style of your dwelling will reflect the whole of you to a great extent for better or worse and if you approach your interior design with literacy, it will certainly be better.
In order to determine your design style, you first need to take paper, something to write with and a pile of design magazines. Glimpse at the magazines without stopping at anything particular, and tear out the pictures that most appeal to you.
Second, you should go through your possessions, including furniture and everything you have at home.
Which item(s) do you love?
What do you keeping despite its becoming either outdated or unfitted to the other stuff, or both?
Which features of the thing do you like most?
You can take pictures of the things with the highest value for you, and collect them in a notebook. Write down such things and your reasons, and try to do it quickly and without much emendation.
Third, have a particular look at the walls and list what is there, and what are the suggestions from those things taking into consideration the color, texture, content, etc.
Fourth, focus on your latest purchases and the way they relate to the all existing possessions: are they the same or contrasting?
If there is radical difference, you might be ready for a style change or for an expansion of your style frames.
Pay more attention on the different piece, and think of what you like in it.
Fifth, try to find out if and which of the rooms you like more, and tend to prefer as a place for spending your time.
Maybe, its decoration style will let you a lot about your own style, so analyze the elements, and re-create them in some other context.
Sixth, see if you have unintentionally gathered a collection of related things, which have similarities in shape, color, texture, or mood.
If you notice several collections, are they similar or differ?
Seventh, jot down what you like about your favorite stores, where you buy furnishing or clothing, and where you will go to window shop.
It is a hint about your personal style sense.
Eighth, think of your existing or desired travel destinations, what you will do there and bring from there.
It will tell you about your motives and excitements.
Ninth, think your lifestyle… what kind of people you have as friends and for how long… the way you talk, i.e. do you focus on the details or on the entireness?
Now, when you have gathered hints and suggestions, analyze your notes and pictures.
Which descriptions and themes tend to repeat? This may be a clue as to your furnishing style.
Of course you can take any online decoration style quiz. You will be asked to answer a series of questions linked with pictures of rooms, furniture, accessories, and other decoration elements. As a result of your exploration of your interior design preferences you may find out that your style matches some of the following interior design styles:
TRADITIONAL: Rich finishes, dark wood, carvings, fabrics such as jackuard, chints, brocade, damask
MODERN: clean lines, limited ornaments, finishes variations, microfiber and leather
COUNTRY: checks, stripes, calicoes or florals; painted finishes or wood of mid-tones; homespun, vintage fabrics
COASTAL: seashells, light finishes either painted or weathered, prints with sea themes and natural fibers
ECLECTIC: mixing elements of eras and cultures; domination of strong colors, patterns and textures.
By Deb Villeneuve
Perfect for a large or blended family, Galerno 2 offers the inviting, country look with wrap around veranda in a small and affordable 5 bedroom Cape Cod cottage with two living rooms.
Beautiful Cape Cod Style Cottage by Drummond House Plans
The main foyer opens onto a large, bright, main activities area complete with computer corner and dining room. The laundry area on the main floor is just off the kitchen, which has a convenient island and access to the back through patio doors.
Three other bedrooms are on the basement level, accessible from either the main floor or through a separate entrance at the back of the house. There is a large game room / living room with a second computer corner and the bathroom on this level is complete with its own linen closet and large shower enclosure. A storage room at the bottom of the stars from the main level is the perfect place to store seasonal and other cumbersome items.
This delightful plan starts with a popular design and enhances it to create space for everyone and everything that a large family needs. Please visit our site to discover more beautiful plans designed to meet your specific needs.
By Deb Villeneuve
If the rugged beauty of this style is what you are after, discover Drummond House Plans’ model 3507-V3, the stately 3+ bedroom Craftsman with double garage that is designed to fit perfectly with your lifestyle.
From the beautiful covered veranda through to the entrance foyer, large closet and laundry area on the main floor, no detail has been overlooked in order to enhance the livability of this wonderful design. The double garage is accessible from within the house on this level and the kitchen, with its access to the 16’ x 12’ covered patio in back, island and walk-in pantry open out onto a dining room that is large enough for a table that seats 8.
Craftsman Style Home with a contemporary floor plan
The master suite on the main level has a walk in closet and its own access to the full bathroom with bath, shower and two vanities. The main living room, off of the dining area from which the fireplace is visible, creates a wonderfully open, great room feel to the central living space.
Two nicely sized bedrooms on the second level share a full bathroom and the 25’ x 16’ bonus living space above the garage can be finished as either a second master suite or game room that the whole family can enjoy.
Perfect for today’s blended families, Gailon 4 is yours to discover.
See our collection of Craftsman Style homes here>>
By Deb Villeneuve
As practical as it is elegant Drew, a 2 storey with contemporary inspiration, is full of delightful features that are sure to please!
From the well thought out design, that maximizes space in its open floor plan, the entrance foyer offers not only abundant closet space but has a powder room tucked conveniently to one side.
Stepping into the main living area, the kitchen area is arranged to maximize space and with a nicely sized island and a beautiful dining area with a view of the back terrace through patio doors just beyond. The living room has a cozy fireplace that can be viewed from the dining area and the kitchen.
There is an entrance from the garage through a second foyer that has its own large closet and a mud room area with place to store all of the necessities that a busy family requires.
The second floor has a large master suite complete with double vanity and access through the walk-in closet to a home office space that could be used as a spare bedroom because it is also accessible through the laundry room on this level. A walk-in linen closet and two secondary bedrooms that share a full bathroom complete the wonderful features of this unique plan.
By Deb Villeneuve
With its ‘Craftsman’ inspired style and the use of stone, imitation cedar and angled columns to enhance the simple lines, Traditional Home Marlowe 2 is an inviting 2 storey with 3 bedrooms and a garage with a warm, inviting open floor concept design that’s hard to resist!
Once inside, the size of the entrance foyer closet is surprising as is the conveniently located washroom/laundry area. The open, brightly lit living/dining area has a three sided fireplace which adds to the cozy feeling of this home. The kitchen, with its ample storage space, boasts a large island that is sure to be a favorite gathering place for family members and visitors alike.
Traditional Home with open floor plan concept
The bedrooms are surprising catching the eyes, not only because of their generous size, but for the abundant closet space, which includes a walk-in for the master bedroom and a linen closet off of the two secondary bedrooms. The well appointed bathroom on the upper level boasts a separate 54” x 40” shower that is a much sought after feature by today’s owners.
See floor plans, photos, similar homes and ordering information for Traditional house plan no. 2779-V1 here>>
This beautiful Craftsman Traditional Home Plan is available as blueprints, PDF and CAD files, starting at $815 (Best Price Guarantee!)
By Marie-France Roger
Knowing how important the kitchen design is when building a new home, I wanted to share this article with you, from Country Living. It consists of a survey summary of people who are planning or are in the process of renovating their existing kitchen. You’ll find interesting comments and wonderful Kitchen Design Photos, that will inspire you!
“Kitchen renovation here we come!
Houzz, one of our favorite websites, recently released the results of their kitchen trends study. The home decor site polled 7,812 registered Houzz users in the U.S. and Canada who are either planning to or currently in the middle of remodeling their homes. While some results weren’t that surprising (wood floors and kitchen islands are high on homeowners’ wish lists), other stats threw us for a loop. ” … Click here to read the full article from Country Living >>
For more articles about kitchen design photos, kitchen islands, kitchen backsplash and kitchen trends, read these great articles from Drummond House Plans’ blog:
By Deb Villeneuve
This uniquely styled home is enhanced by dramatic roof and dormer masses and a wrap around veranda to create a beautiful home that can fit on a deep, narrow lot.
Colonial character with a 3 car garage offers the convenience of side entry for a welcoming courtyard effect. 9’ ceilings throughout the main level add to the spacious feeling of the open floor plan. A cozy fireplace in the main living area is visible from the dining area and the large kitchen island. The separate laundry/mud room with counter and utility sink has its own entrance to the garage and an adjacent powder room for extra convenience. A home office on this level can be converted into a fifth bedroom if required.
The second floor has three nicely sized secondary bedrooms that share their a complete bathroom with double vanity and access through a pocket door to the shower/toilet enclosure. The stunning master suite has a walk in closet, and the master bathroom features a double vanity and separate bath and shower as well as a toilet enclosure for extra privacy. A large, 14’ x 30’ bonus living space above the garage can be used as a second living room or game room, the perfect feature for today’s blended families.
We invite you to visit Drummond House Plans web site to see other exciting models.
By Deb Villeneuve
Crisp, geometric design and 9’ ceilings are part of the appeal of Sonata (plan no. 3280). Contemporary Bungalow with double garage and a full basement that can be finished to meet your future needs.
This flexible bungalow house plan is perfect for a growing family as the two bedrooms and home office can easily become a three bedroom home if the need arises. The large, open floor plan offers a double vanity in the well appointed bathroom with a separate bath and generous shower enclosure. It is accessible from the main foyer or through pocket doors on either side of the master bedroom’s walk-in closet.
A separate laundry area, accessible from the main foyer or the garage, has ample counter space and a sink. A walk-in linen closet and a walk-in pantry are just two of the attractions of this uniquely styled plan with its open living area complete with a fireplace in the living room and a dining room large enough for a table that seats 8.
Flexible Contemporary Home with Open Floor Plans
The clean lines and choice of materials impart striking curb appeal to this Contemporary Bungalow with double garage this home, no matter which alternative you choose.
A picture is worth a thousand words!
Blueprints, CAD and PDF files available for this home, starting at $815
By Deb Villeneuve
Upon entering the comfortably large foyer, with its own walk in storage closet, large window and pocket door to the main living area, the extreme livability of this beautiful 3 bedroom Cape Cod inspired bungalow is striking!
Enhancements to the plan create a second bedroom suite, accessible through pocket doors, through which the separate the laundry area can be accessed from the main hallway. The second bedroom suite has its own walk-in closet for added convenience. The master suite includes his and hers closets, one of which is a walk-in, and a full bathroom with double vanity and separate bath and shower enclosure.
The open floor plan of the large living room has a beautiful fireplace and the dining area, with a view of the back yard through patio doors, has place for a table that seats six and a hutch. The kitchen is complete with a larger island for more casual meals and the entire area is surrounded by many windows that brighten this well designed home.