From books to logs and jars to flowers there are so many ways to decorate an old fireplace mantel in your home. “Warm yourself” with this gallery of inspiration and consider how to add a touch of old world charm with your own reclaimed mantel! Read More
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If you missed how we got to this home plan, then check out Picking a French Country House Plan. As I talked about in Designing Our French Country Home Exterior Plan, I moved the garage to the back of the house leaving an entire wing of the house in need of design “repairs.” I knew ultimately what rooms I wanted to incorporate into this “owner’s suite”, a private wing of the house accessed primarily by side entrances, but the question that needed to be answered was how to create the best flow for the rooms.
I had finally landed on a French Country house plan that I felt I could work with to create the home of our dreams (Read about Picking a French Country House plan here). Abberley Lane by John Tee had the elements of French Country charm with the general layout I was envisioning.But several things I immediately set out to change.
After deciding one’s style of preference, the next step in building your own home is finding the house plan that will suit your family forever. No pressure. It only costs thousands upon thousands of dollars.