3 Bed 2.5 Bath Southern Style House Plan With Wraparound Porch

Southern Style House Plan 40678 | Total Living Area: 1704 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Dimensions: 62′ Wide x 32’5 Deep

With such features as a wraparound front porch and small gabled dormers, this home design evokes the charm of an old fashioned farm house.

Covered Porch – An expansive wraparound porch adds to the charm of this home while providing a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. It also features French door access to two of the bedrooms.

Foyer – This large entry is open to the living room and features columns at the entrance to the dining room.

Kitchen – The step-saving design of this kitchen will make cooking a joy for everyone in the family. It features a snack bar which will host many an informal meal.

Dining Room –Adjoining the kitchen, this room has columns that flank the opening from the foyer, forming an elegant entrance. The sliding glass door that opens onto the rear deck will invite the family to dine alfresco.

Living Room – Features a bayed area with large windows that will wash this room in natural light. The open design and generous size will make this room a gathering place for the entire family.

Master Suite – With a large walk in closet and a private bath, this stylish suite offers you a bit of respite from the everyday. Luxuriate in the corner whirlpool tub and step out feeling relaxed and renewed. A French door to the front porch invites you step outside to enjoy some fresh air.

Secondary Bedrooms – Two additional bedrooms share a full bath. The front bedroom has a bayed area that mirrors the living room’s design and the rear features a French door to the wraparound porch. These are unique touches that will be sure to please all.

This distinctive Southern Style Home Plan offers plenty of space and charm and is designed for gracious living. Click here to see the plan specifications and pricing at COOL House Plans.

3 Bedroom Traditional House Plan With 2315 Square Feet

Traditional House Plan 72238 | Total Living Area: 2315 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 | Garage Bays: 3 | Dimensions: 77′ Wide x 96′ Deep

Neighbors and passersby will compliment you on your lovely Traditional House Plan with its Craftsman details. Multicolored brick and cedar shingle siding dresses up the exterior. An eyebrow window is front and center to add a little bit of storybook appeal, and its shape echoes the arched window on the garage side. This ranch home design features a nostalgic front porch, which promotes relaxation and conversation.

Look around the rear elevation where the angled arrangement of the home appears to embrace the outside attractions. Recline on a chair by the outdoor fireplace or take a dip in your new pool if it’s on your wish list.

Walk inside to note the formal dining room on the left where you will host elegant dinners with ease. A pass-through door to the kitchen is where you will look up to see Dad carry in the turkey on a silver platter come Thanksgiving Day.

Your kitchen is separated from the rest of the living space to preserve a traditional arrangement that sets it apart from most modern homes today. Your family will gather around the island for breakfast because there is seating enough for six!

While not open to the living room, the kitchen is open to the family room. Snuggle on the couch close to the fireplace and enjoy playing board games, or pop some popcorn to watch a movie together during a restful evening.

When you are ready to entertain, the fireplace adds ambiance to the living room, and sliding glass doors open to the breezy veranda of this lakefront house plan.

The quiet master suite is well-appointed and dreamy making it an ideal retirement house plan. Soak your cares away by relaxing in the large garden tub. The sitting room is a bright and sunny area where you can enjoy a book while keeping an eye on the kids who are playing in the back yard.

Two secondary bedrooms are unusual in that they are not side-by-side. This is an unrivaled feature which makes it the ideal multi-generational home design. Each bedroom has a walk-in-closet, and bedroom 2 has a private bathroom which makes it a great option for guests.

Down the hall is a large laundry room, and the staircase leads up to the bonus room and down to the basement if you choose that option.

The bonus room can be finished with a kitchenette, closet and bathroom. This will be perfect for your teenager, live-in grandparent, or even a tenant. Imagine the income and re-sale potential that such a space will add to your home. Leave the space unfinished to save money on the original construction, and then finish the space when time and budget allows in the future.

The basement is a blank canvas of potential. Aside from storage, you may want to finish the space with a billiards room, theater, gym or anything else that has always been on your house-hunting wish list!

Click here to see the plan specifications and pricing for Traditional House Plan 72238 at COOL House Plans.

A Guide to Modern House Plans

Modern House Plans

The key to your home making a lasting impression is a striking modern design. Everyone remembers a house that plays with interesting angles and sleek shapes, so making your modern house out of the ordinary is a must. Luckily, COOL House Plans offers thousands of unique modern home plan options to choose from.

Want a modern, chic looking house but have no idea where to begin? This guide to modern house plans will answer the most frequently asked questions and tell you all you need to know about the most popular types of modern house plans, specific examples of floor plans and how to select a modern home plan of your own.

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A Guide to Modern Farmhouse Plans

Guide to Modern Farmhouse Plans

The old traditional farmhouse is making a comeback. While large families have always appreciated farmhouses for the ample space they provide, the demand for modern farmhouse plans has steadily grown ever since the modern farmhouse style became a staple of home improvement shows. But what is a modern farmhouse, and what makes one different from any other house?To learn more about what qualifies a house design as a modern farmhouse plan and why modern farmhouses are so popular, read on. We’ll also cover the benefits of choosing a modern farmhouse and some examples of modern farmhouse home plans.

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How to Get Started Searching House Plans

Searching House Plans

Building a new house is an exciting adventure, but finding the best house plan for you and your family could be overwhelming. At COOL House Plans, we offer more than 30,000 new house designs that you can customize according to your family’s unique lifestyle. If you’re unsure about where to start, use this guide to explore your options for a new build.

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Spring Into 2020 Design Trends

(BPT) – The year is already off to a stylish start, but there are plenty more trends that will be coming into focus in the coming months. Designers around the country are exploring a dynamic mix of patterns and unexpected colors, plus creative new approaches to flooring, accents and lighting.

Here are the go-to trends making a splash in design studios and homes this spring.

Florals are blossoming

Just in time for spring, floral designs are bringing walls and furnishings to life. Floral wallpaper is coming back in a big way, turning rooms into virtual gardens. But not to worry – the latest designs are not your grandmother’s wallpaper. Intriguing, modern and sophisticated floral designs in vibrant color choices are available to suit any taste.

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Tips To Stay Warm and Safe From Carbon Monoxide

(BPT) – As temperatures drop and we crank up the heat or turn to alternative power sources, the risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning significantly increases. Often dubbed “the silent killer,” CO is an invisible and odorless gas that is impossible to detect without a CO alarm.

Recent surveys revealed more than 40% of American homes do not have CO alarms, and nearly two-thirds of homes do not comply with established CO alarm recommendations. According to the National Fire Protection Association, CO alarms should be installed on each level of the home, including the basement, and near every sleeping area.

Everyone is at risk for CO poisoning, so it’s vital to be prepared and aware! As one of America’s favorite TV first responders, actor Taylor Kinney knows the importance of practicing and maintaining proper home safety precautions, which is why he is partnering with First Alert to share important messages about home safety.

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How To Maximize AI Usage At Home

(BPT) – As the prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) in the home grows, so too does the amount of helpful features available to make daily tasks much easier. While the abundance of smart home technology (powered by AI) can seem overwhelming, the more you know, the better these functions can impact your life positively. Through a true understanding of these innovative breakthroughs, you can easily expand the usage of AI in your home and take advantage of its benefits.

This vision of life made better through AI was highlighted at the recent 2019 AI Summit | New York at which key speaker Dr. Nandhu Nandhakumar, Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology at the LG Technology Center of America in Silicon Valley, discussed the company’s AI innovations on improving the quality of life as well as the need for a clear direction of AI in the home in the future. LG’s vision is manifested in LG ThinQ®, LG’s brand for products and services incorporating advanced AI technologies. It aims to deliver easy, personalized, proactive and efficient solutions, bringing new intelligence to connected living.

Here are some benefits of AI you may be overlooking:

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3 Things That Might Go Wrong If You Don’t Winterize Your Home

(BPT) – Fall is here, which means, like it or not, cold weather is just around the corner. While most of us would prefer not to think about turning on our heat just yet, this is actually the best time to check your heating to ensure everything is operating as it should.

Neglecting to winterize your home and letting small issues pile up can have big repercussions. Ahead of the winter season, HomeServe, a leading provider of service plans, repair and installation services for the home, wants to make sure you’re aware of three major things that may go wrong if you don’t winterize your house or neglect your heating system.

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Simple Steps To Keep Your Second Home Safe From Costly Repairs

(BPT) – Whether it’s a cabin up north, a villa down south or a quaint cottage near family, many people in the United States own second homes. You spend time at these vacation properties during some seasons, but for much of the year they remain empty. That’s why it’s important to take precautions to ensure your property and belongings stay safe even when you’re not there.

Not only are vacation homes a target for thieves, but empty homes are often vulnerable to the elements and the unexpected. For example, can you imagine the damage that a water leak would cause if it remained undiscovered for weeks … or months? With a proactive approach you can keep your investment safe and give yourself important peace of mind.

To keep your second home secure, consider these smart steps:

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