1. What to Consider When Looking at House Plans

    If the American dream 60 years ago was to own a house, today’s American dream includes being able to design and build the house. There’s nothing quite like being able to look through house plans and pick one, watch the construction process, and be able to live in a home that is brand new and one…Read More

  2. What You Need to Know About Building Permits

    Building a house is an exciting, yet daunting task. For homeowners, it’s a wonderful opportunity to build a home and to be able to live in a house that no one else has lived in before. Adding on to your existing home is also exciting. Whether it’s another bedroom, a sunroom, or a deck, you can c…Read More

  3. 6 Tips For Finding a Good Home Builder

    At Houston Plans and Permits, there’s always one thing we want to make abundantly clear to our clients — we design amazing house designs and floor plans, and we can secure building permits for you, but we are not involved in the building process. It’s a very clear distinction to make, because …Read More

  4. How to Find the Right Home Builder

    At Houston Plans and Permits, there’s always one thing we want to make abundantly clear to our clients — we design amazing house designs and floor plans, and we can secure building permits for you, but we are not involved in the building process. It’s a very important distinction to make, beca…Read More

  5. 4 Exciting Home Addition Ideas

    For many a Houston homeowner, they’re in it for the long run. While some people buy homes with the intention of moving on to something new after a few years, many people have permanence in mind when they sign off on a mortgage, and this has its pros and cons. The upside is stability and freedom …Read More

  6. 5 Modern Home Design Styles

    Congratulations! You’re designing a home! Designing a modern style home can be a very intimidating process, especially when deciding where to start. A great place to get started is to decide what type of home style that you want. Think about aspects such as your current lifestyle, future lifestyle…Read More

  7. 5 Things You Need to Know About Houston Building Permits

    Building a new home or remodeling your existing one can be an exciting process. Sure, it can be scary since it’s such a big step, but there’s an amazing feeling to shaping and molding your property to your tastes. However, it’s important to not be reckless — when it comes to building new str…Read More

  8. Don’t Buy Into These 4 Myths About Custom Homes

    It can be an exciting world of breathtaking possibilities when you have made the decision to buy a home. So many options! Do you buy new? Do you buy pre-owned? Should you design your own home? Should you invest in land? You undoubtedly have a lot of questions buzzing through your head, and that’s …Read More

  9. Common Mistakes in Home Floor Planning

    If you’re like most other people, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the logistics of floor plan design. That is, after all, why companies like Houston Plans and Permits exist. The average person has no idea how to design a structure that complies with local building codes, so…Read More

  10. 5 Great Garage Conversion Ideas

    If you have any long-term plans to live in your home, you will inevitably reach a point where renovations and remodels start to look very attractive. It’s fun to make tasteful changes to your living space over time, and it prevents your home from feeling stale. One of the most common areas of the …Read More