New Home Buying Resources

These Popular Laundry Room Trends Are Taking Over

Long gone are the days when the laundry room was a small space that only contained a washer and dryer hidden somewhere in the house. No longer solely used for washing clothes, laundry rooms have been redesigned to serve as a multi-use, functional room within the home. According to the 2016 U.S. Houzz & Home Survey, inadequate storage was the No. 1 reason why home owners decided to remodel their current laundry rooms. Today, homebuyers are looking for style, space, and more storage. Modern laundry rooms now often have hidden pullouts, cubbies for shoes, stacked machines, and space-saving bins. Interior designers are even calling the laundry room the “workhouse of the home.” No matter what you’re looking for in a laundry room, new homes today are reflecting laundry rooms that cater to busier lifestyles and changing demographics. Here are four...

If You're Looking For a Healthy Lifestyle, This Might Be The Type of Community For You

For thousands of homebuyers across the U.S., total wellness has become a way of life, and typical fitness amenities alone don’t make the cut when looking for a new community. Those seeking opportunities to put down roots in communities that embrace a healthy-living lifestyle can look to Freehold Communities and...

6 Timeless Decorating Trends That Will Never Go Out Of Style

By Anne Colby, Houzz When looking through photos of beautiful high-end rooms, it can be tempting to think, “If I had that kind of money, of course I could create a gorgeous living room (dining room, bedroom) like that.” But a gazillion-dollar budget doesn’t guarantee a great-looking room. And you...

Your Complete Guide to Tile Terminology

By Janet Dunn, Houzz Don’t know your terra cotta from your travertine, your bullnose from your bicottura? All trades have their jargon — a language that professionals understand but that can bewilder consumers — and the tile industry is no exception. Although buying tile doesn’t require a degree in tile...

Why Post and Beam Construction is the Simplest Solution

By Bud Dietrich AIA, HouzzSimple and transparent while being an elegant expression of craft, post and beam construction has a lot to offer. It's one of my favorite building methods.First, post and beam construction is just so simple. We just can't get any more direct than having vertical posts that...