Sater Design Collection http://saterdesign.com The Leader in Luxury Home Design Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:49:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What Type of House Design Suits Your Lifestyle? Part 2 http://saterdesign.com/type-house-design-suits-lifestyle-2/ http://saterdesign.com/type-house-design-suits-lifestyle-2/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:19:55 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=10436 What Type of House Design Suits Your Lifestyle? Are you building a new home? Are you having problems deciding what type of house design suits your lifestyle? Above is a helpful infographic to give you a few ideas. When having … Continue reading

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What Type of House Design Suits Your Lifestyle?

Are you building a new home? Are you having problems deciding what type of house design suits your lifestyle? Above is a helpful infographic to give you a few ideas. When having a home built from scratch, you have to think not only about where you want to live, but about your lifestyle needs are. In a continuation of our last blog, What Type of House Design Suits Your Lifestyle?, here are three more of our popular types of house plans. Which one is right for you?

Farmhouse Home Plans

Farmhouse home plans are great for families who love relaxation and the simple things in life. They are characterized by a big front porch, perfect for sunny days and a glass of sweet tea. Their cozy leisure rooms are perfect for indoor relaxation while their large, open kitchens are ideal for get-togethers and family dinners. Farmhouse Home Plans: Rosemary Bay, Oak Island and Brantley Pines.

Courtyard Home Plans

Courtyard home plans are for those who love outdoor activities, but enjoy privacy. They are centered around an outdoor courtyard, which can be home to a lush garden, sun deck, spa or a pool. Courtyard homes have a customizable exterior to meet your aesthetic needs. Additionally, they are great for separating the main house from guest quarters. Courtyard Home Plans: Windsor Court, La Reina and Casoria.

Mediterranean Home Plans

Mediterranean Home Plans are for those who appreciate immaculate design. Barrel-tile roofs, arched windows and terra-cotta tiled courtyards are distinctive for a Mediterranean atmosphere. Spa-like baths are the ultimate in luxury and relaxation while efficient kitchen spaces combine extravagance with functionality. Mediterranean Home Plans: Alamosa, Portofino and Kinsey.

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The History of House Plans http://saterdesign.com/history-house-plans/ http://saterdesign.com/history-house-plans/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:00:29 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=10021 Remember all the housing trends from the past 5 decades? Don’t worry, we have compiled all the trends, designs and data for you into a neat and pretty package. Learn about the various design changes to house plans from the … Continue reading

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Remember all the housing trends from the past 5 decades? Don’t worry, we have compiled all the trends, designs and data for you into a neat and pretty package. Learn about the various design changes to house plans from the 1970′s to the 2010’s.

And why not take a trip down memory lane? We have included some extra pictures to help you reminisce.

The 1970s

Complete with gold and avocado appliances, luminous ceilings, and orange accessories. Oh, and let us not forget that enviable shag carpet!

The average house in the 70’s had three bedrooms and one bathroom. Split level houses were common during this time.

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The 1980’s

The 80’s were a time of luxury. High ceilings became popular as well as the split floor plan. Half walls were the beginning of the “open concept” faze. Plant shelves were perfect for showing off all of your tropical foliage to friends and family. Finally, the ultimate in luxury, soaking tubs to relieve the stress of the day and unwind.

The size of houses began to increase and the average U.S. home had three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Lots remained the same while houses grew, which means 80’s houses have smaller yards.

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The 1990’s

During the 90’s we really got spoiled. We focused on interior details, making sure everything was trendy. Home offices became popular and the soaking tubs upgraded to master whirlpool tubs.

Houses held an average of three bedrooms, bathrooms increased to two and a half.

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The 2000’s

During the 2000’s the open concept really took shape. Everyone also wanted optimized kitchen space with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Homes still had an average of three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.

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The 2010’s

With the rise of sustainability and environmental concerns, slightly smaller and more efficient homes have become ideal. Gone are the days of luxury. Garden tubs have been replaced with walk-in showers and formal spaces are now considered a waste. Instead of a separate living room and dining room, the open concept great room is most desirable. Granite countertops are still the most desired for kitchens and bathrooms.

While houses still contain an average of three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, people want slightly smaller homes that are more efficient and eco-friendly.

 

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Why More People are Choosing Mediterranean House Plans http://saterdesign.com/people-choosing-mediterranean-house-plans/ http://saterdesign.com/people-choosing-mediterranean-house-plans/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 12:59:08 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=9864 If you’re considering building a new home, it can be very difficult to choose a house plan. There are almost unlimited styles available, each with its own distinct advantages. However, some home plans have already stood the test of time … Continue reading

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If you’re considering building a new home, it can be very difficult to choose a house plan. There are almost unlimited styles available, each with its own distinct advantages. However, some home plans have already stood the test of time and continue to be favorites for new generations of home owners. One such house plan is the Mediterranean.

 

Mediterranean style homes are on the rise again, with people across the U.S. choosing this look for its classic stylishness, its breezy layout, and its excellent use of space. Here are a few elements of a Mediterranean house plan that make it stand out as one of the best choices:

 

  • Stylish stucco exterior – Mediterranean homes from ancient times to today have brilliant white or tinted stucco plaster exteriors. The original lime plaster, like today’s modern stucco, is a strong, pliable, natural material that helps maintain a constant interior temperature while creating an attractive texture. For an upper class Roman villa look, stucco and stone elements can be interspersed, while a Spanish mission look might use red brick instead. Either looks fabulous with a tiled roof.
  • Courtyard or atrium – The key feature of a Mediterranean house plan is a central courtyard that the surrounding rooms open into, creating both beauty and a semi-open floor plan. Traditionally, you would enter the home through a small atrium which opens directly onto the central garden. In many modern house plans, the atrium and courtyard are combined or a high-ceilinged central atrium/living room completely replaces the courtyard.
  • Cool in the summer – The Mediterranean is prone to high summer temperatures, but still has a reasonably chilly winter. In ancient times, that meant the challenge of a good house plan was to make it breezy and cool without losing insulating qualities. Unsurprisingly, the most enduring Mediterranean house plans meet both these requirements. Because each room opens onto the next and/or onto a central space, breezes from open windows on any side of the house circulate freely throughout the entire home.
  • AdaptabilityMediterranean house plans are some of the most adaptable. Just as some people prefer a central living room rather than a central courtyard, others like to have several of the surrounding rooms open completely onto that central space, such as an open kitchen and dining area. Using a U-shaped design can also allow the central “courtyard” to open directly onto the back yard while still maintaining privacy. This is a common Spanish Creole and French Colonial house plan in the New World.

What kinds of house plans are you considering?

 

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Why Homebuyers are Seeking this Unique New Trend in Real Estate http://saterdesign.com/homebuyers-seeking-unique-new-trend-real-estate/ http://saterdesign.com/homebuyers-seeking-unique-new-trend-real-estate/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 17:26:02 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=9766 Over the past year, a lot of the trends that became a priority to homebuyers were to be expected: solar panels, energy-efficient automated controls, vegetable gardens, entertainment rooms, etc. However, much to the surprise of home designers and real estate … Continue reading

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Over the past year, a lot of the trends that became a priority to homebuyers were to be expected: solar panels, energy-efficient automated controls, vegetable gardens, entertainment rooms, etc. However, much to the surprise of home designers and real estate agents, the focus thus far in 2014 has been on outdoor living – and not just any outdoor living, but on courtyards.

Blending the indoors with the outdoors has become a big draw-in for people seeking new homes. It might not be something you have seen before, but when you think about it, it falls in line with the lifestyle of the average family in 2014 for a number of reasons. Let’s focus on why homebuyers are seeking this unique new trend in real estate.

Courtyards Make Homes Appear Larger

When your house plan incorporates a courtyard, it is often more private than having a standard backyard. Because of the many ways they can be laid out, courtyards feel like an extension of the house, especially because many people choose to incorporate a vegetable garden or spa area. When combined with an open floor plan for the interior of the house, it creates a fluidity between the indoor and outdoor spaces, giving you more places to relax and making a home feel wide open without more square footage.

Courtyards are a Focal Point

People pay a lot of money for a view of the ocean or some beautiful rolling hills, but when you design your courtyard to suit your needs, it becomes your own hidden oasis. You can plant a lush, colorful garden, install a pond with lively fish or enjoy a swimming pool as the central focus of your house. Many homebuyers are liking the fact that they get a beautiful view no matter where their land is located, making it a great place to live and to host guests.

Courtyards Separate the Guest Suite

In this day and age, a lot of families have “boomerang children”: kids who go away to college and then return home while looking for work or traveling the country. While it is nice to have your older children living at home, a courtyard can help you to separate the guest suite from the house so everyone gets privacy but is still accessible. This also makes for a great place to host visitors – they can be comfortable without feeling like they’re imposing. Better yet, use the courtyard as a way to separate the home from an exercise room or a music studio. You can do whatever you like without having to worry about disturbing the rest of the family.

In this day and age, kids of older and older ages are living at home. The cost of living on the coast is going up and homebuyers want to make an extravagant home out of a piece of land that is not so extravagantly-sized. All of this is possible when you incorporate a courtyard into your house plans, which is why it is one of the biggest real estate trends for 2014.

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What Type of House Design Suits your Lifestyle? http://saterdesign.com/type-house-design-suits-lifestyle/ http://saterdesign.com/type-house-design-suits-lifestyle/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 05:06:07 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=9629 Are you building a new home? Are you having problems deciding what type of house design suits your lifestyle? Below is a helpful infographic to give you a few ideas. When having a home built from scratch, you have to … Continue reading

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Are you building a new home? Are you having problems deciding what type of house design suits your lifestyle? Below is a helpful infographic to give you a few ideas.

When having a home built from scratch, you have to think not only about where you want to live, but about your lifestyle needs are. Here are three of our most popular types of house plans. Which one is right for you?

Coastal House Plans

Coastal House Plans are perfect for an easygoing lifestyle. They have open, flowing plans that are great for intimate and interactive living. Big windows allow you to sit back and take in the view. Bonus: They are structurally prepared for the unpredictable coastal elements.

Coastal Home Plans: Megan’s Bay, Les Anges, and Edgewood Trail.

Cottage House Plans 

Cottage House Plans are built for a lifestyle that demands a combination of function, style and comfort. French doors and paneled windows give a light and airy interior. Cottage homes are very versatile – perfect for vacation homes or primary residences. Their expansive vistas make entertaining guests easy and enjoyable.

Cottage Home Plans: Cadenwood, Myrtlewood, and Key Largo.

European House Plans

European House Plans are perfect for close-knit families or hosting frequent guests. They are inspired by the deep roots of European architecture and combine traditional cultural aesthetics with modern elements. They are ideal for lovers of detail because they incorporate intricate ceiling treatments, columns, cabinetry and more.

European Home Plans: Portofino, Wulfert Point, and Ferretti.

What Type of House Design Suits your Lifestyle?

 

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5 Famous Mediterranean Revival Homes to Inspire your Home Plan http://saterdesign.com/5-famous-mediterranean-revival-homes-inspire-house-plan/ http://saterdesign.com/5-famous-mediterranean-revival-homes-inspire-house-plan/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:04:19 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=9625 Do you feel overwhelmed by the countless array of house plans to choose from? Look no further! Here are 5 Famous Mediterranean Revival Homes to inspire your home plan. Select a timeless architectural style with a Mediterranean house plan. This … Continue reading

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Do you feel overwhelmed by the countless array of house plans to choose from? Look no further! Here are 5 Famous Mediterranean Revival Homes to inspire your home plan. Select a timeless architectural style with a Mediterranean house plan. This architectural type reflects the lifestyle and customs of the Mediterranean region through its calming and elegant style – the openan airy rooms, the arched windows and doors, and the low-pitched, tiled roof send you into a different time and place. Many don’t realize that, while influenced by European and South American architecture, the Mediterranean style is actually an eclectic blend first popularized by noted American architect Addison Mizner in the 1920s.

You will find similarities between Mediterranean homes, Italian villas and Spanish Revival homes, but they all have that breezy, sun-baked feel that will make your off hours seem like vacation. If you feel undecided on what type of Mediterranean styled house you want, here are a few famous houses that may inspire you:

  • Villa Vizcaya- Located in Miami, Villa Vizcaya sits on Biscayne Bay in the historic neighborhood of Coconut Grove. The estate was built beginning in 1914, and was designed to imitate Tuscan Renaissance architecture, as evidenced by the red-tiled roof and sizeable Italian gardens. The county now owns the property, which is open to the public for visiting.

5 Famous Mediterranean Revival Homes to Inspire your Home Plan

  • Greenacres- This home was designed by architect Sumner Spaulding and the landscaping was designed by A.E. Hanson from 1928-29. Greenacres is located in Benedict Canyon, in Beverly Hills, CA and was inspired by the Villa Palmieri, which sits overlooking Florence, Italy.

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  • Hearst Castle- A perfect example of the magnificence exemplified by Mediterranean architecture. Hearst Castle is located in San Simeon, CA, and was designed by Julia Morgan for the famous newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst. Today, it can be visited by the public, as it is a state park and a national historical landmark.

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  • El Mirasol- This epic Spanish colonial revival mansion was designed by Addison Mizner, the father of the Mediterranean style. The private residence of the Stotesburys (a wealthy Palm Beach family, prominent in the 20s and 30s) for years, this architectural marvel was demolished in the 1950s to make way for a sub-development.

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  • Hayes Mansion (pictured above)- Located in San Jose, CA, this luxurious mansion was built in 1905 by architect George Page as a Spanish Colonial revival home. It is a fine example of a Mediterranean styled home with its stucco walls, loggia, and imported marble.

Looking at these examples, you can see why choosing a Mediterranean house plan is the way to go. By styling your home in this fashion, you can emulate the laid back, breezy lifestyle of those who live by the Mediterranean Sea. Which of the houses listed above do you love the most?

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Some History on Cottages http://saterdesign.com/history-cottages/ http://saterdesign.com/history-cottages/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:03:09 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=9620 Today, people use cottage house plans to build homes that are modest in size and often have a cozy and inviting vibe. The original cottages were typically located in a rural or semi-rural setting and always seem to possess the … Continue reading

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Today, people use cottage house plans to build homes that are modest in size and often have a cozy and inviting vibe. The original cottages were typically located in a rural or semi-rural setting and always seem to possess the perfect balance of style, comfort, and function. Cottages can also be found quaintly adorning the banks of rivers, the edges of lakes, and other bodies of water. They have been in existence for centuries and, although cottages have changed a lot over the years, they still have a lot of things in common with the cottage homes of today. Below is a brief history of this popular style of home.

 

  • The word “cottage” comes from England, where this small style of home was very common. Many of the first cottages had a ground floor with the bedrooms quaintly fitting within the roof space of the home.
  • During the Middle Ages, this style of home was used to house farmers and their families. The homes at this time were relatively small and sometimes referred to as “huts.”
  • The term cottage denoted the dwelling of a “cotter” or “peasant.”
  • The cottage was later to be described as a home with 4 rooms, two upstairs and two downstairs. This idea has changed dramatically over the years, and cottages today are much larger, though they still boast many of the old-fashioned design elements that made the original so appealing.
  • A cottage style home is often simply considered a holiday home in certain parts of the world, including the United States and Scandinavia.
  • In the United States, cottages are often thought to be summer residences that are typically located near a body of water or resort. Many people escape to their cottages on the weekends or throughout the summer months.

Cottage house plans continue to be popular today because they still provide a relaxing, quaint atmosphere, with the addition of newer, more luxurious amenities. You can create your dream cottage style home by making modifications to any of the home plans from our collection. When considering the floor plans, be sure to take your family’s preferences and lifestyle into consideration. Whether you’re using this house as a vacation home or an everyday home, make it your own by including features that will make the dwelling uniquely yours.

 

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Creating the Home of Your Dreams http://saterdesign.com/creating-the-home-of-your-dreams-2/ http://saterdesign.com/creating-the-home-of-your-dreams-2/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:37:40 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=9408 Designing the home of your dreams may be one of the most exciting (and potentially daunting) projects you’ll ever undertake. Despite the fact that you may know what you want, you may not know exactly how to go about getting … Continue reading

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Designing the home of your dreams may be one of the most exciting (and potentially daunting) projects you’ll ever undertake. Despite the fact that you may know what you want, you may not know exactly how to go about getting it. Where do you start? How do you communicate ideas to the people whose job it is to execute your vision? Here are a few tips and ideas to get the creative juices flowing!

 

Let the sunshine in

Going green with your new home plan can be as easy as relying on the sun for a significant part of your home’s lighting. Energy bills will go way down and there can even be an impact on your heating costs, as abundant natural sunlight can also warm your home. Designing the home to maximize use of energy efficient windows, sliding glass and french doors is an easy and fast way to allow natural light to flow into your new home. And this idea even has the approval of one of history’s greatest innovators! The original Ford motor factory was specifically designed by Henry Ford to be lit almost entirely by the sun. Additionally, the use products such as skylights and solar photovoltaic panels in your roof’s design can have a real and lasting impact on your overall energy costs.

 

Let your dreams have the floor

The foundation of any new home is the floor plan. Luxury home floor plans can be as varied as your imagination. One design trend that is enjoying a large amount of popularity is the “open” floor plan that casts the main living areas as one continuous open space, with cooking, living, and dining areas situated within the overall area. There are also many plans that blend traditional and contemporary elements, allowing you to enjoy the best of modern style with the comforts of a classic design.

 

Inside/Outside

One of the most exciting trends in recent home design is the combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Living rooms that open onto wide patios or an outdoor extension of the dining area are easy ways to incorporate this concept into your overall design. Some creative landscaping can also allow the indoor and outdoor areas of your home to blend seamlessly together. Additionally, there are now numerous heating options (from outdoor fireplaces and in-floor radiant heaters) that can allow your outdoor spaces to be used year round!

 

In the end, the potential of your new home is only as limited as your imagination! Working with a skilled design professional can turn the home design of your dreams into the place where you’ll actually live. With a little bit of creativity and patience, you’ll soon be living in the home you’ve always wanted. Of course we have many home plans that already embody these trends and features. With over 400 house plans to select from, it is easy to find that perfect home design from our website at saterdesign.com.

 

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Advantages of Pre-Drawn Homes over Custom Home Plans http://saterdesign.com/advantages-pre-drawn-homes-custom-home-plans/ http://saterdesign.com/advantages-pre-drawn-homes-custom-home-plans/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:46:49 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=9037 There are a lot of decisions to make when you’re thinking about having a home built. Do I want a contemporary or a Mediterranean house plan? Since there are so many exciting – yet tedious – decisions to be made, … Continue reading

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There are a lot of decisions to make when you’re thinking about having a home built. Do I want a contemporary or a Mediterranean house plan? Since there are so many exciting – yet tedious – decisions to be made, it can be difficult to know where to start.

The biggest step, of course, is setting a budget and choosing a location. After that, you’ve got to decide on a house plan. Because you’ve probably got certain things in mind that you’d like your new house to have – whether it’s a big, inviting window or a Jacuzzi tub – you might have a hard time deciding whether to opt for a pre-drawn house plan or a custom home plan.

Buying a pre-drawn house plan, for some people, can seem a little anxiety-inducing, but it shouldn’t be. In fact, they have many advantages over custom drawn home plans.

The Comfort of a “Tour”

Perhaps the biggest advantage of a pre-drawn house plan is the fact that you can take a “tour” of the house before it’s built to make sure that you like it. Many pre-drawn home plans may have virtual tours or color photography to assist you in selecting the right home. You can see the way the house is laid out and decide if you’d like to purchase the plan. With a custom-drawn house plan, there’s nothing to look at until it’s already been drawn – and by that point, you’ve already committed.

Because the plans are at-the-ready, your dream home could find you rather than the other way around. You can look through all different types of houses, from quaint cottages layouts to Mediterranean-style house plans, and perhaps take a liking to something that you never knew existed. In the end, when you get to see something before locking it down, you’ll feel more secure in your decision.

Time-Effectiveness

Needless to say, the process of drawing up a house plan, especially one that has to meet your standards, is a time-consuming one. In fact, it can take up to ten times longer for the plans to get into your hands. Buying a house plan that’s already been drawn means that you can get to the fun part sooner rather than later: the building! If you’re eager to relocate quickly or sell your current house, while still getting the new home of your dreams, this is much more ideal.

Cost-Effectiveness

You can purchase a pre-drawn house plan and have it modified to better suit your lifestyle and still have it be significantly less expensive than having a house plan custom-drawn. Custom house plans can end up costing up to 10% of the total construction cost.

Less Hassle

A lot of people don’t realize what they’re getting themselves into when having a blueprint drawn from scratch, but on top of being time consuming and cost-effective, it can also be stressful. You’ll have to endure many hours in consultations to ensure that you’re happy with what you’re getting.

Some buyers seem to think that if they buy a pre-drawn house plan, they’ll be living in a carbon-copy home. In truth, there are thousands of pre-drawn plans available and they can all be modified. When buying a pre-drawn home plan, you’ll live in a unique house that meets all your expectations in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of having one drawn up from scratch.

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The Hottest Trends in Luxury Houses: What’s Hot, What’s Not http://saterdesign.com/hottest-trends-luxury-houses/ http://saterdesign.com/hottest-trends-luxury-houses/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:09:31 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=8977 Whether you’re looking to buy a luxury home or having one built just for you, it’s always good to know what you can expect to see. Knowing what’s up-and-coming in terms of interior amenities and design is also a great … Continue reading

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Whether you’re looking to buy a luxury home or having one built just for you, it’s always good to know what you can expect to see. Knowing what’s up-and-coming in terms of interior amenities and design is also a great way to get some ideas.

Interestingly enough, over the course of the past year, it seems as though fancy kitchen assets, like brick ovens, are waning in popularity. That said, the attractiveness of more fluid housing plans, with fewer room dividers, is on the rise.

Living-Room-3What’s Hot: Windows

A quick scan of luxury listings will be all the information you need: people are attracted to natural light like moths to a flame. Oversized windows, floor-to-ceiling windows, and even ceiling windows – most of which face the ocean or some other breathtaking, natural view – are becoming a top priority for choosy buyers.

SAter Deign Collection Luxury home outdoor livingWhat’s Hot: Outdoor Space

According to a Real Estate Lab Report, 63% more people are searching for homes with roof decks this year than they were last year. Additionally, 42% more people are hoping their new homes have a terrace. Luckily, designers are giving the people what they want: it’s more and more common to come across luxury house plans that put a focus on outdoor living. Not only are broad, expansive verandas readily available, but many designs make it a point to ensure that the outside living area flows seamlessly into the indoors.

 

What’s Hot: Marble

A not-so-surprising hot, current trend in interior design is marble bathroom elements. Marble bathtubs are becoming widely searched-for, and people are also becoming more likely to search for bathrooms with marble floors. There’s no denying that it’s a desirable feature, since marble is elegant in appearance and easy to clean.

 

What’s Not: Luxury Cooking

The same report seems to show that fewer and fewer people care whether or not their homes have a BBQ. Similarly, real estate agents who post luxury listings are steering away from mentioning custom cabinetry and appliances in the homes they sell.

 

What’s Not: Formal Dining Rooms

Now that extremely structured floor plans are giving way to more open, flowing structures, homebuyers don’t seem to be demanding formal dining rooms, formal breakfast areas, or formal parlor areas. It seems as though “luxury” is no longer equated with being “showy,” but rather breezy, relaxed, and laid-back.

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Build the Home of Your Dreams http://saterdesign.com/build-the-home-of-your-dreams/ http://saterdesign.com/build-the-home-of-your-dreams/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:01:29 +0000 http://saterdesign.com/?p=8968 Moving into a new home is a big deal. Not only are you changing your day to day lives, you’re also making a huge financial commitment. With so much riding on your decisions, it’s important to find a house that … Continue reading

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Moving into a new home is a big deal. Not only are you changing your day to day lives, you’re also making a huge financial commitment. With so much riding on your decisions, it’s important to find a house that will suit both your needs and your budget. But you may find yourself wondering what the best way to do that is. Many pre-existing homes have problems or features that simply don’t suit you, and there’s only so much you can fix. On the other hand, you heard that building a home is really expensive. Should you settle for something that doesn’t measure up?

The simple answer is “NO WAY!” Contrary to popular belief, custom homes can be designed to fit many budgets. Building a home using courtyard and cottage house plans is becoming a popular choice for families for the following reasons:

Customized – When building a home from these plans, you are able to make modifications. If you decide that your family requires an extra bathroom, consider it done. Do you need a finished basement or bigger kitchen? Not a problem. Working from plans is a great starting point because it gives your dreams a stepping-stone. When building a home, it’s important to think about how your family lives and what you need in order to accommodate your lifestyle. Simply bring these changes to the designers and they’ll be able to make it happen. Customizing your home means making the house of your dreams, not someone else’s.

Attention to Detail – Building a home from scratch allows you to pay attention to all the little details. When you buy a home, you’re forced to live with whatever the previous owner chose or spend a whole bunch of time remodeling. This home is yours and only yours, and every decision you make will be reflected in it. From the color of the walls and the balcony design to the elegant tile in the bathroom, you won’t ever have to be dissatisfied with your own abode.

Your Style – Many home styles are pretty particular to the part of the country that they are in. Notice all of those tropical-styled lime and passion fruit colored homes in Miami? How about the adobe in New Mexico? If you really love a specific style of home, you shouldn’t have to move across the country to get it. When building a home, you can use courtyard house plans and cottage house plans to create the design of your dreams in any town or state you wish. 

Building your own home from plans is a unique way to get everything on your wish list. With all of the options that you could ever want or need, you should never settle for less!

 

 

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