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Relaxing Metal Building Cabin with Wrap Around Porch (with Plans)

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Relaxing Metal Building Cabin with Wrap Around Porch (HQ Plans & Pictures)

Combining metal building style ease and flexibility with lumber stylings, this cabin is set in a natural setting and it looks pretty relaxing and comfortable, doesn’t it?

It’s a two-story, and they’ve opted to make the living room a double-high ceiled one (although of course with metal buildings you can change this to suit your preferences when you pick one out and work on the design specifications), and they’ve built a wooded deck around the first floor, and a gravel walk around that.

That wrap-around porch goes around two sides of the metal home, leaving the back of the house without it.

The interior, as you can see from the photos, is finished in a clean, simple white with lightly stained wood finishing. The finishing matches the furniture in this one.

It has a bathroom on each floor, and there’s a bedroom on the ground floor as well as a kitchen. On the second floor, there’s a loft which can also be used as a bedroom.

Key Specificationss:

Dimension:Depth : 20′ Height : 22’Width : 37’Area
Upper Floor Sq Ft : 275 sq ft Main Floor Sq Ft : 740 sq ft
Porch Sq Ft : 512 sq ft Total Sq Ft : 1015 sq ft *

Special Features:
Walk In Pantry Cabinet Pantry
Peninsula Eating Bar

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from House Plans, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Comfortable Metal Home for Cold Climates

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Comfortable Metal Home for Cold Climates

 

Some of us live in the cooler (or colder) northern climates where we really have to think about insulation and heat conservation when we plan a house. Metal homes can be built very basically, and can be set up without any insulation, but that wouldn’t do in a cold location. Here we have a metal home that was built to withstand the sub-zero temperatures that mean they get to enjoy a white Christmas sometimes.

Some information about this metal building:

Project Number:B066033160

Location: Custer, SD
Dimensions: 48’W x 16’H x 72’L + 42’W x 9’4″H x 35’L
This home was built for Dan & Michelle of Custer, SD

Special Features:
Morton’s Hi-Rib Steel
Cupolas
Wrap-around Porch
Wainscot
Morton’s Energy Performer Insulation Package

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Perfect Dark Wood Country House with Sloped Roof

Houses January 11, 2016

Perfect Dark Wood Tones with Warm, Country Primitive Roof Slope Style

How about this small house that they designed and built with a warm, country rustic style and in dark wood tones. I see these dark wood finishes being popular in other countries, but less so around where I live. I’ve even seen them do these with a natural finish, by slightly burning the surface of the wood before applying finish.

Anyway, this country tiny house also has a clean wood style interior (take a look at the photos).

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pitched roof quite like this one. What do you think of that style? The long side might accumulate snow where I am living.

And check out that small white picket patio! Just enough to step outside and get some air.

Find more small house design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny homes, click here.

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Impressive Modular Farmhouse (with Floor Plan)

Modular January 11, 2016

Ok, we’ve had a few modular houses on this site, and a few farm houses and barn houses, but this one’s not only a modular farmhouse, but its also a ‘net-zero energy efficient’ house. That means that it creates as much energy all by itself as it end up using.

Not only that, but look at this attractive design? Would you look at this house and think that energy efficiency was at the top of the design concerns? It’s a traditional, rural look and a bright airy interior design.

Every Brightbuilt Home is:

Energy efficient
Healthy
Conscientiously designed
(see specs & finishes for details)
The Great Diamond features:

Open main floor plan
Expandability – spacious attic
Efficient form = cost effective

Stats:
1608-2200 sq. feet
2-3 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms

This is what Bright Built Homes net-zero energy process looks like, according to a conceptual schematic:

net-zero energy process

According to the company, “Net zero is, put simply, the process of end-using – or “netting” – zero fossil fuels. To achieve net zero, a home must have the ability to generate power (typically through photovoltaic solar cells), and must consume the equivalent or less of what it generates. Most net zero homes today remain connected to the local power grid, such that they may feed surplus electricity back to world, and likewise obtain power during long stretches of cloudy weather. At the end of the day, you’re running a fair and balanced operation (with no oil or natural gas expenses, to boot)!”

Find more from Bright Built Homes, and the modular design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more modular, click here.

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A Super Energy Efficient Prefab Rural Farmhouse

Farmhouse January 11, 2016

A Super Energy Efficient Prefab Rural Farmhouse

How about one of these energy efficient prefab home farmhouses? These ones are designed and built for northern climates, unlike some of the other prefabs out there that are more suited to regions that don’t have intense freezing.

“GO Logic’s designs are intended for cold climates, with the building form, construction details, and openings designed to make a home’s space-heating performance 80–90% better than standard construction—more efficient than anything else on the market. GO Logic’s plans can be customized to make your future home fit with your specific aesthetics, lifestyle, and location.

And while a lot of barn homes you might come across are traditional inside and out, these prefab houses draw from both sides to create what you see. They take the building / energy efficiency tech on one hand, and the rural design and decor on the other hand, and you get one of these prefab barn houses.

“The process begins with the selection of a building site, and from there we will work with you to choose and customize one of our pre-designed plans to meet your lifestyle and spatial needs. We offer several sizes and plan configurations to choose from, with sizes ranging from two to four bedrooms, one and two stories, with “one-floor living” and universal design options available in most. All of the plan types can be modified to meet your functional, spatial, and aesthetic needs. Because we leverage the best that pre-fab factory production has to offer, we can provide more flexibility in design customization than standard modular home companies. Once you’ve settled on a plan, our designers will work with you to select the materials, finishes, and fixtures for your home. We have a standard palette that you can either draw from or further customize to meet your needs. Our goal is to simplify the construction process and provide you with the most energy-efficient pre-fab home on the market.”

Some more information about this farmhouse:

Stats: 1,780 sq.ft
3 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms
2 floors
open kitchen
dinning and living area
utility room
porch

Find more from Go Logic and other farmhouse builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more farmhouse, click here.

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15 One-of-a-Kind Wood Furniture Designs to Accentuate Your House

Furniture and Furnishings January 11, 2016

15 One of a Kind Wood Furniture Design to Accentuate Your Home

Wood furniture is something that always gets attention in a home, and who can’t think of a few pieces from their own home that are wood, whether they’re an old piece that’s moved with you a dozen times or a piece of woodworking someone in your family made.

Any wood workers out there? Amateur or pro wood furniture builders? You can weigh in on what you think of these pieces and their construction.

Find more furniture and furnishing companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more furniture and furnishings, click here.

 

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Stunning Interior Design Details – Industrial Close Ups

Interior Design January 11, 2016

Stunning Interior Design Details – Industrial Close Ups

We’ve featured wood furniture interiors, and now we’ll take a look at industrial type furnishings. Industrial is it’s own niche and style, and a lot of people like to use at least some industrial type pieces, whether for their pure functionality or for the aesthetic that appeals to them.

This gallery is an overview of the style and how it can be used in various ways in a house.

Find more from Rustic Hardware, and other companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more interior, click here.

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Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse for Year-round Fresh Food

Home and Garden January 11, 2016

Construct a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Gardening and people who love to put their hands into soil and tend to growing plants know no boundaries — certainly there’s no less of them in the cold climates — but you can’t just go outside and garden all year round once you get away from the hot equator.

One thing some people do, though, is extend their growing seasons with greenhouses, indoor and outdoor. And another way to do it is to build an underground pit greenhouse, which is better in the way that it costs less to heat than a standing greenhouse. These originated in South America about 20 years ago.

Here’s a video about them:

Find more companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more. And to see more outdoors, click here.

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Containers: Impressive Micro House Materials

Tiny House January 11, 2016

Kansas City Based Company Proves That Containers Are Impressive Micro House Materials

This is a custom container house built to the tiny home size of just 312 square feet! Of course, the details, and the amenities make the difference between just a small box and a livable tiny home.

The exterior of this tiny home has a blue siding cladding, combined with barn wood, which offsets the Frech doors. It also has a large covered deck for relaxation and outdoor entertainment.

From the photos, you can see there is room in this tiny home for a full sized bed. The price for this unit is around $47K.

Find more from Custom Container Living, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more shipping container and other container homes, click here.

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Really Nice Farmhouse with Wrap-around Porch (Interior Photos)

Farmhouse January 11, 2016

Magnificent Farmhouse with Wrap-around Porch (Interior Photos)

This farmhouse isn’t quite as tiny as you might guess from a distance. It’s actually a full sized family house by famous architect Jean Larson.

Of course, we can’t all jump into a large house, let alone jump into a large farm property! But the layout of this house is interesting: three stories with a fairly steep incline to the roof ceilings of the upper floor. The upper floor is an attic within the roof. It also has a small basement that can be used for storing extra stuff, keeping canning or anything else.

Also that wrap-around porch. You can take a look at the photos of the interior yourself. And it has a separate garage away from the house.

Key Specs:

Total living area: 2,270 square feet
Total with basement: 3,551
Main Level:1,275
Upper Level:995
Basement:1,281
Footprint: 41′ 4″ W x 36′ 0″ D

Stats: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car detached garage.

Find more from Architectural House Plans, and other farmhouse builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more farmhouse, click here.

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