House Plan 2428C -The Winthrop

Upper Floor Plan

The Winthrop

Quaint Northeastern living comes to every region in this 5+ bedroom, Shingle-style home. From its barrel vault, butler’s pantry, two-story foyer and great room (with sitting area) on the main level to four separate bedrooms and a library (complete with window seat) on the second story: this shake-sided home combines the textures of autumnal Massachusetts with highly luxurious craftsmanship. Additional touches and features include: a spacious, three-car garage, an upstairs sitting space (which opens to the great room below), a vaulted den with fireplace and a fully equipped/updated kitchen (with charming nook, and adjacent back patio).

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House Plan 2267G -The Arland

Upper Floor Plan

The Arland

Peaked gables and mullioned windows crowned with keystones add intriguing drama to this two story. Traditionally styled, the appeal of this home will withstand time. The interior is loaded with charm and special amenities. The two-story foyer opens to a hospitality area in the left wing. The formal living and dining rooms boast tall tray ceilings and a fireplace. Triple windows topped with a half-circle offer a direct site line from front to rear. On the other side of the foyer, a den is graced with elegant double doors, a bay window, and built-in storage. A second fireplace creates a focal point in the family room. The connecting kitchen and eating nook are drenched with light from corner windows and French doors. There’s ample room in the kitchen for cooks and kibitzers. The island is equipped with a self-venting cooktop and sit-down snack bar. A walk-in pantry supplements storage. The full-service laundry room and access to the three-car garage are just a few steps away. Sleeping quarters are secluded on the upper floor. The master suite is a dream come true. The bedroom has a decorative tray ceiling and is large enough for both sleeping and sitting areas. The private bath hosts a whirlpool tub and a walk-in shower. The optional bonus room extends across the garage. It’s an ideal location for a playroom, a hobby room, a guest room, or a home office.

This plan is also available using Arxx Wall System construction. Total living area is 2793 square feet plus 310 square feet bonus room. Plan width = 64′-7″, depth = 48′-9″. Contact our Sales Department for more information.

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Interior Design Vs Interior Decorating

If the question is what does an interior designer do, here is the answer.The main difference between an interior decorator and an interior designer is that an interior designer has a rich education background having acquired certifications from the different levels as proofed by their in-depth technical skills and a natural artistic talent built from the experience gained after successful interior design service provision.

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By hiring an experienced Interior designer, you will not only enjoy full satisfaction since they offer you a service that leaves an attractive, affordable space specifically designed to meet your specifications but you will also solve your problem permanently and avoid making any costly mistakes.

They also have a diverse knowledge about related products, materials, equipment and finishes which they use to exploit their concrete expertise in planning, scheduling and management of projects from HAD to finish. They use the CAD software to formulate construction plans and documents that help them request, authorize, and supervise any construction or installation works in a project.

They can also easily handle acoustics, lighting, sound transmission, structural modifications, hvac, plumbing, flammability ratings, exterior elements, and off-gas installations. They use their 3D modeling skills to design structures that meet the ADA requirements of durability and maintainability. They also bridge you with licensed contractors, vendors, building departments and other important professionals.


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It is a responsibility of any interior designer to schedule meetings with clients and discuss their decorating needs, room outline plans, and the functionality of their rooms or buildings. You must therefore be able to effectively communicate with your client and fully capture their needs so that you are able to design a structure that matches their criteria.

Most clients will have a specific design figured out while others will seek your advice and suggestions in creating the right design for their space. When negotiating with your client in on-site meetings, you must make sure that your client gets to visualize the most applicable design for their space and inform them on the materials, fabrics, colors , patterns and furnishings to be used.


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Any professional designers must be well conversant with spatial planning and must be able to guide clients designing and renovating interiors, at every stage from the planning of the initial floor to placing their most decorative accent. They not only enhance the look, but they also enhance then room functionality.


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As an Interior designer you must work closely with contractors and architects in the quest of achieving your clients desires, this applies to any design from offices, hotels, residential homes and other interior spaces.


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Interior decorators on the other hand specialize at transforming the look, visual impression and aesthetics of a structure. They achieve this by exploiting the various fabrics, decoration paints, furnishings and other related accessories.

They have the right expertise that enables them to choose the right color for your wall and choose the right type of finishes that add decorative aspects to your space. Unfortunately, they don’t have the right expertise to reconstruct or alter standing structures, administer any mechanical or electrical changes, or undertake any equally complex activity.

This is the case since it requires little or no formal training as it only takes two years to attain an associate degree that may or may not be accredited. Most interior decorators are either high school graduates or of a lower education level. There are also not liable to any government regulation as they work within the interior residential realm and have fewer codes, terms and conditions to abide by.


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They are best at whipping any room into a desirable shape. They may also help their clients in deciding on styling, selecting a color scheme, furniture purchase and in accessorizing. They are only needed if your room or space needs some sprucing up, renovations or repainting.


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Most decorators don’t partner with any contractors or architects since they are only applicable after structural work has been completed. Their closest partners are carpenters, upholsterers, and other industry professionals who fall within their call of duty.


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Interior design is one of the most sophisticated businesses that pose many possible pitfalls for a beginner. Interior designers need to have a minimum ten years’ experience spent working for established firms in order to gain the necessary skills when creating habitable working and living spaces. Anything less than concrete experience will result things getting out of hand, even on seemingly small projects.


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Despite the fact that a home-based operator will offer cheaper rates, they often lack the professional support that anoffice offers. Before choosing between the two, you have to access the number of queries they can handle, any administrative functions supported, and their ability to successfully manage your project.

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The professional you hire purely depends on your needs. If you need your structure rebuilt or supplemented with newer windows or doors, your best choice is hiring an interior designer. They have the right expertise to plan and administer structural changes effectively.

The interior decorator will be your best choice if there are no structural changes required, they will help you in deciding on a style, wallpaper, furnishings or choosing the right lighting accessories for you house. They work best in non-technical room transformations.

Both interior designers and decorators craft stunning and functional spaces, but they fall under different professions, you should therefore assess your need prudently before deciding which one to hire.


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It is easy to locate an ordinary interior designers and decorators, however, if you are selective enough and you only hire committed professionals you will have to assess them thoroughly before entrusting them with your space. Here are some guidelines to help you find a good designer or decorator:

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House Plan 2448 -The Glendale

Upper Floor Plan

The Glendale

From facade to floor plan, beauty and elegance resonate throughout this estate home. A low-swept gable, stone cladding, and arched dormers flavor this home’s exterior with French Normandy graces. Columns and curved braces announce formal and informal entries, which flank a tall stone-clad tower. The formal entrance displays a column-lined foyer, a large formal dining room, and – through an arch – a great room with vaulted ceiling, bay window, fireplace, and built-in media center. Down a hallway, double doors lead into a rich library, with fireplace, bookshelf, and access to a partially covered patio. The informal entrance leads into a spacious laundry and mudroom area, where soiled apparel can be deposited and muddy hands washed before entering the rest of the home. This space – with its large central island – is also ideal to use as a family craft space and gift-wrapping center. Adjacent to the laundry room is the kitchen, where criss-crossing beams stud the ceiling to create the feel of an Old World, hearth-centered kitchen. Double ovens and dishwashers, a 48-inch-wide refrigerator, and an octagonal-shape breakfast nook, help today’s cooks entertain. An offshoot from the kitchen, the office provides a built-in, wraparound desk and windows on three sides. The main-level master suite is a self-contained retreat with relaxing features such as a two-sided fireplace, a large soaking tub, walk-in shower, and massive closet with built-in dresser and folding counter. Three additional bedrooms and baths, as well as an optional finished room, are on the upper level.

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House Plan 2373 -The Marlow

Upper Floor Plan

The Marlow

A version of this plan built by C Corp Homes for the 2006 Central Oregon Builders’ Association Parade of Homes, won awards for Best Front Facade, Best Kitchen, and Best of Show. Cape Cod style is universally appealing as evidenced in this home. Cedar shingle siding, three dormers and a grand bay window are cherished exterior elements, complemented by an up-to-date floor plan. The great room is the center of the design and serves well as both formal and casual living space. It features an exposed-beam ceiling, a fireplace flanked by built-ins, a columned arched entry and double doors to a rear porch. The kitchen has a snack-bar counter open to the great room and sits between the formal dining room and the breakfast nook. A handy butler’s pantry makes for easy entertaining. The left side of the main level holds the master suite, a home office and the laundry room. Decorative ceilings grace both the master bedroom and the office. Three family bedrooms are on the upper level. Bedroom 4 has a private bath, while Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bath. There’s also a snack bar in the upper level hallway. Bonus space over the three-car garage may become an additional bedroom, a games room or whatever your heart desires.

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House Plan 1408 -The Jorgenson

Lower Floor Plan

The Jorgenson

Take advantage of views and make best use of a hillside lot by selecting this impressive home reminiscent of a French country estate. Not just another pretty face, this design offers a floor plan filled with amenities and special appointments. High ceilings grace the rooms on the main level; the kitchen and master bedroom are vaulted. The great room is appointed with a fireplace, a media center and double doors to the rear deck. A butler’s pantry, with wine storage, separates the formal dining room from the everyday breakfast nook. Around the corner is an elevator to the lower level. The kitchen has an island work center and a built-in desk and allows access to the deck. A sumptuous bath complements the master bedroom. It features a walk-in closet with ironing center, space for a stacked washer/dryer, a spa tub, and a curved shower fashioned of glass block. A den and half-bath round out the main level. A games room, laundry or craft room, and three family bedrooms are on the lower level. Special elements on this floor include a wet bar, a wine cellar and art niches. All lower-level bedrooms have private baths.

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House Plan 2433 -The Hutchcroft

Upper Floor Plan

The Hutchcroft

It starts with a dream of luxury and is realized by careful design and special details. This home borrows from Tudor elements to achieve its unique exterior appearance, incorporating a swoop roofline over the entry and mixing cedar shingles, stone and battens to good effect. The interior holds everything your heart can desire. A wide entry foyer opens to a vaulted great room on the right and the formal dining room to the back. The great room, kitchen and casual dining nook have exposed-beam ceilings. A fireplace, media center and bay window are noted extras in the great room. Doors in the nook lead to the back yard and to a small porch that is also accessed from the great room. The dining room has double doors out to the back. The far left side of plan holds a master suite and private study with built-ins. A through-fireplace warms both the master salon and the spa tub in the master bath. Three additional bedrooms (each with a private bath) are on the upper level. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet. Bonus space and an alcove on the upper level have dormer windows. A handy snack bar sits in the upper-level hallway.

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