Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) December 29, 2011
Whether you’re hosting a traditional holiday dinner or extravagant New Year’s Eve party or simply love spending time with family and friends, you’ll enjoy this new issue from Her Dream Home, which features great homes for entertaining from the leading house plan designers and architects at Direct from the Designers. Each of the designs in this special Tour of Homes issue features a dream kitchen with all the latest amenities including additional seating for socializing, innovative energy efficient appliances, eco-friendly cabinetry and flooring products.
These featured house designs also have large great rooms with fireplaces and plenty of windows, open living areas, as well as extended outdoor living spaces. One of the benefits of a having a home with an open floor plan and flexible living spaces is that it can easily accommodate small or large gatherings without having to rearrange your home’s interior.
These house plans are just a small sampling from the thousands of best-selling house plans offered by Direct from the Designers, which are available in a wide variety of architectural styles and sizes. These five popular house plans feature an abundance of great photography to help inspire consumers to design a beautiful, functional and festive home that they can enjoy all year long.
Featured on the cover of Her Dream Home is the Cariati House Plan, which is a 5 Star Mediterranean masterpiece. Take a tour of this home with over a dozen photographs showcasing the two-story stone turret and great room, a pampering master suite and bath, sunken media room, formal dining room, cozy breakfast room, gourmet kitchen with island seating and custom pool area.
The Bellesera House Plan is a natural beauty featuring a private casita above the two-car garage, which is great for overnight guests and features a kitchenette and full bath. The foyer leads to an open living area with a gourmet kitchen, living room and cozy dining room that opens to the pool area with a covered courtyard. The interior décor shown in this home provides plenty of inspiration for consumers looking to replicate an authentic Mediterranean-styled home.
Travel back to Europe with the Boddington House Plan, which is a stylish two-story European Cottage that offers exceptional living spaces for entertaining and easy living. For a timeless traditional home, the Palladian House Plan features and exterior accented by columns and arches, warm shingle-style accents and welcoming front porch. The interior features rich wood flooring, intricate millwork and cabinetry that flow naturally through the open living spaces.
Preparing your home for the holidays is key in taking away the stress of entertaining and opening your home to family and friends, which is why you need a solid, yet simple plan. This is especially true for your kitchen, which is the source of all holiday treats and feasts, and the place where everyone gathers.
This issue features informative articles and tips for preparing your kitchen for entertaining that include organizing your cabinets and refrigerator, stocking up on holiday goodies and cooking essentials. You’ll also discover simple and affordable tips to help you celebrate in style. If you’re in the market for new appliances, you’ll want to check out some top kitchen professional appliance suites from leading manufacturers like GE, Viking, LG, Thermador, Sub-Zero and Wolf.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration to redesign your existing home or are eager to build a new home in 2012, you’ll enjoy browsing our collection of thousands of America’s best-selling house plans, including our newest designs and an exclusive collection of ENERGY STAR/Green House Plans.
Everyone at Her Dream Home would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!
About Direct from the Designers: Direct from the Designers features an innovative collection of best-selling online house plans, home plans and floor plans including an exclusive collection of ENERGY STAR house plans direct from the leading designers and architects in the United States.
They also offer a comprehensive resource center called Green Living where consumers and builders can learn about the latest sustainable interior and exterior home building products from companies like Moen, Simonton and MasterBrand Cabinets and get inspiring green home design ideas and tips.