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Kevin Carden

Kevin Carden is the owner of House Plan Central.


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While building a house, after the initial questions such as where to build, what size home to build, what features to include, etc. have been successfully answered, the next item that must be addressed is that of house plans. There are two basic types of house plans that can be purchased, custom or stock, with each having distinct advantages and disadvantages

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One of the most popular questions that people ask when searching for that perfect house plan is What are (currently) the most requested floorplan / home features that people are looking for? Renowned building designer, Mark Mathis, answers this question and outlines several general trends, as they are, for todays current crop of stock house plans.

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The article discusses the different types of foundations used in the US for building homes. There are three types of foundations discussed here: slab, crawlspace, and basement. It also lays down tips and advice on how homeowners and builders should make decisions about the type of foundation.

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The loans with the biggest Spreads are best for your bank. Doesn't it stand to reason the more money the bank makes the less money you keep.

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One question that we receive almost every day is whether or not the plan package for plan 1234 contains everything that a person would need to build the home.

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Basement

By Kevin Carden | Published 07/23/2008 | Home Improvement |

What are some good qualities of the big room underneath your house? Can you use it for a storm cellar or a playroom? Well, I think this depends on where you live.

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Bonus Room

By Kevin Carden | Published 07/23/2008 | Home Improvement |

When you are building your house and you find that you are going to have one extra bedroom available, realize you have many opportunities to make this room into a fun playroom, media room, an office or study, maybe a library?

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Do you need to section off part of your home to store all the old gadgets and gizmos from your past? Are you moving to a new home and you have finally come to the realization that you are sick of not being able to use your garage to park your cars? If so, then I think it is time to consider getting rid of some of your junk.

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Everyone would like to have a beautiful front yard with great visual appeal that makes people driving by their home want to stop and look - and admire. Houseplan expert Kevin Carden tells you how you can design the front yard that gives the right first impressions.

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In general, many people spend more time in their backyard than they do in their front yard. SO you have to have an equally well kept backyard where people can spend most of their time. You can begin with landscaping backyard where everyone would like to sit out and enjoy the fresh air.

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