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The Sater Design Collection has been producing award-winning house plans for over 35 years. This blog is our way of sharing our knowledge with you. Our goal is to be a valuable resource to you in your search for that perfect home plan.

We hope that you will comment on our posts and share your knowledge and experiences with us. We will be writing about what we feel is important for you to know. If there are any specific questions you have we'd love to hear them.


Top Three New Home Features

Posted by Dan Sater II on

What are people looking for in a new home? What are the key features that are popular today?

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A Very Special House Plan

Posted by Dan Sater II on

All of our house plans are like children to us. It is impossible to say we have a favorite. But every once in a while there is a special one. In this case it is the Winward Court, a plan we have just recently released. There are so many special features of this home it is hard to know where to start. It is inspired by British West Indies architecture, but with a modern twist. Intricate details like louvered shutters, cast stone surrounds and sand finished stucco add a traditional feel. The most striking feature is the two separate three-car garages,...

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Should You Be Your Own General Contractor

Posted by Dan Sater II on

There are many reasons you might want to be your own General Contractor when building your new home. Before you jump in and decide to take control there are a few things to consider. But, if you think you are up to the challenge it can be a very rewarding experience.

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How to Choose a Home Builder

Posted by Dan Sater II on

Picking a home plan is just the start of the journey. After you have the home plans in your hand, you now need someone to build it. Just how do you find and choose a builder? Builders usually specialize in specific types of structures. This means some are commercial builders, some specialize in remodeling, and some specialize in new residential construction. It is always best to hire someone who specializes in what you are looking for, in this case, new residential construction. You should start your search by contacting your local homebuilders’ association. Just about every town has one. They should...

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Regulations Restricting Home Design

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Your local city or county authority might have the power to dictate what your new home can look like. Many areas around the country have ordinances that specify what features a home must have. Some include height restrictions, placement and access of the garage, the minimum setback distances, but some restrictions are even more specific. It is not unusual for new homes in existing neighborhoods to be required to generally match the scale, color and architectural style of the homes around it. Even existing homes may be required to get approval before things like the color of the front door...

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