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Happy Holidays from Archival Designs!

During the Holiday season you may find yourself making family traditions the number one priority on your list. Making sure that everyone is taken care of and wishing that your family enjoys the time spent together is very important. Those hosting family members for the holiday season have one more item on their wish list, and that is space. AAA forecasts that 91.9million Americans will be traveling this holiday season! Now considering that the hotel industry does get a chunk of that business, most people are traveling to be with their families.  Finding accommodation for host and guest can seem to be nowhere in sight.  But utilizing spaces that where specified for one thing could be a perfect solution! Here are some of our favorite examples!

Lily Rose House Plan– This house plan has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all within 3,330 sq. ft.  Even though this home seems big enough to accommodate everyone, it offers a play room area and a separated office area that can be doubled as a room just for the holidays!

Lily Rose House Plan- 3,330 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Also featuring a 2nd Master bedroom on the 2nd floor!
Lily Rose House Plan- 3,330 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Also featuring a 2nd Master bedroom on the 2nd floor!

 

Lady Rose House Plan– This house plan has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms! The Lady Rose also has a basement area that will be able entertain more family members

The Lady Rose House Plan- 3,331 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
The Lady Rose House Plan- 3,331 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

 

The Pepperwood House Plan– This house plan has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Pepperwood also has an In-Law Suite. This will allow you to host family members but, they will be able to have their privacy!

The Pepperwood is 2,878 with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms
The Pepperwood is 2,878 with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms

 

We hope our suggestions will make you holiday season go smoothly! If you want more information about these or other house plans visit Archival Designs today!

Remodeling Time

Similar to the rise in new house building, remodeling is quickly growing as well.  More and more people are a choosing to remodel their homes instead of buying or building new ones. Many times upgrading or remodeling a space is a more cost effective option. The NAHB contributed several factors to this $6 billion rise in the remodeling market.

While Baby Boomers are heading towards retirement, their needs range from building a brand new accessible home to making their current home fit all of their new needs. Millennials, on the other hand, are entering the housing market with a range of expectations. A great deal of Millennials are buying older homes at a cheap price and using the rest of the budget to upgrade and remodel the home to their custom wants and needs.  Additionally, Multi-Family buildings (apartment complexes) are requesting upgrades as well. Noticing the increase in design in newer complexes influences established complexes to remodel their spaces to compete in the renting market.

Even during new construction, some home builders require a house that can be easily remodeled or extended for future growth.  Archival Designs features a plethora of expandable house plans that have the simplicity and flexibility to easily be remodeled in the future!

The Tilly– Being a Ranch Style House Plan has its advantages when it comes to versatility.  Including an unfurnished bonus space makes expanding accessible without having to build an actual add on, which will cut down on remodeling cost. .

The Tilly house is 2,355 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The Tilly house is 2,355 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

The Marymount – Featuring both an unfurnished 2nd floor bonus area and basement, expanding this house will have endless possibilities.  The possibilities do not stop there; having an open floor plan will also make remodeling more of a design upgrade than an actual building project. The open floor layout’s adaptability will allow you to simply change the purpose of most rooms.

The Marymount is 2,531 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.
The Marymount is 2,531 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.

The Pepperwood– Slightly larger than the previous house plans, The Pepperwood also includes unfinished bonus rooms, a walkout basement, and an open floor plan. This floor plan also foresees a multi-generational family’s needs by featuring a future in-law suite. Possessing these future plans with a layout already incorporated in the design will make the expanding process very easy.

The Pepperwood is 2,878 with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms
The Pepperwood is 2,878 with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms

Your new expandable house plan could be one click away! Visit Archival Designs today!

 

Barrier Free Homes

In the past, home builders in colder regions, only offered basement or crawl foundation options to home owners due to climate necessities. According to  NAHB, a Michigan company Sable Homes has discovered a method that will allow home builders to use slab as a foundation in cold environments.

Freedom Foundation Technology a custom shaped foam that will create a barrier to protect the concrete slab against frost damage. This innovation can save a home builders up to $15,000 on cost over homes that utilize basements or crawlspaces.

Archival Designs offers house plan designs with all three foundation options, giving you the option of utilizing Freedom foundation if your cold climate requires it. Having versatile house plans will make it easy to build your dream home, if Freedom Foundation Technology is not available in your area.

Tres Le Fleur– This Ranch Style House comes in 4 foundation options: Slab, Crawlspace, Basement, and Walkout Basement. Using the Freedom Foundation Technology slab can be easily accessible. The Tres Le Fleur’s open floor layout, is not only the perfect option for mature or disabled clients, but for anyone that enjoys all of their amenities on a single floor.

Tres Le Fleur- 2,499 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.
Tres Le Fleur- 2,499 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.

Presente– Like the Tres Le Fleur, this is a cozy Ranch Style home with all of its amenities on a single floor. It is another great choice for anyone that likes the easy maintenance of a ranch house. Similar to its big sister, this house plan  comes with 3 foundation options: Slab, Crawlspace, and Walkout Basement.

The Presente - 2,344 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms
The Presente – 2,344 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms

The Pontarion II– This beautiful house is one of Archival Designs’ top-selling Castle House Plans.  Much larger than the first 2 counter parts, the Ponatrion II is just as adaptable when it comes to foundation options. With foundation options such as Slab, Crawlspace, and Walkout basement, this castle plan can still be accessible with the help of the Freedom Foundation Technology!

The Pontarion II- 4,041 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms.
The Pontarion II- 4,041 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms.

Learn more about Freedom Foundation Technology and ask your builder if it’s the right option for you!

Daylight Basement House Plans

Yesterday’s basement is a thing of the past! Daylight basement house plans have become the second most popular level in homes. This new found level does not serve as storage space anymore; play rooms, media space, and family recreational areas are among the most common areas featured in homes.

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