Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Unavoidable - Death, taxes, and blogs

It seems inevitable that some things should happen. I never thought I'd get a blog. Too trendy and popular, which is the way I choose NOT to go. Buck the trend!

But all good things must come to an end, including my shunning of the blog world. If you need to market a product or a world-class idea, go where the folks are. Folks seem to be on blogs.

Right, so what product or idea do I have to sell to you? House plans. Yes, houseplans, formerly known as blueprints. This post marks the opening of istockhouseplans.com, a private little company doing business in a big public way. There are hundreds of house plan companies out there, why get in the fray? One reason: diversity. No, not acceptance of everybody else's cookie cutters, but to show folks that you don't have to buy a carbon copy house in an endless sprawling subdivision. If you like this sort of stuff then more power to you, go after it. Some folks don't know they have a choice. Some folks know they have a choice, but don't know how to find it. We are dedicated to you.

Our houses are designed with several goals in mind:

  • Less construction waste to keep costs and landfills down.
  • Energy efficiency for cheaper bills and less strain on the utilities
  • Style, flair, attitude. We believe in six colors of paint, large overhangs, etc.
  • Have fun! Sometimes tiny little nooks can be huge selling features.

Most of the plans we release could fit right into a 1920's era neighborhood. We love Bungalows, Victorians, Tudors, and the Craftsman styling. Gustav Stickley and the Greene Brothers are our heroes.

Thanks for reading our first post. Stop by and see us. We love to hear your comments, especially as it relates to making us a better company.