Tag Archives: Home Building

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Design-Build Construction: The Faster, Cheaper Way to Build

Typically, when a new building is to be built, the process begins with the architect. The architect meets with the client and then attempts to transfer the client’s ideas to a workable blueprint. After the design process is finished, the client puts the job out for bid. A contractor is selected. It is the contractor’s [...]
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Top 5 Uniquely-Designed Homes That Didn’t Cost Much

Lifestyle programs are constantly showing homes that are unique when it comes to design. However they often cost too much for the Average Joe. Thankfully, there are options when it comes to building uniquely designed homes at a much lesser cost. Architects and interior designers who can provide unusual and unique looks for their clients [...]
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Save Money By Building an Energy Efficient Home

If you are not yet a homeowner and you are planning to build a new home from the bottom up, there are numerous techniques that you can use to make your home more energy friendly. New homeowners can reap many benefits through the construction of energy efficient homes. Factor in Climate The ideal energy efficient [...]
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Loft Conversions Provide More Space Without Moving

An expanding family is synonymous with one common dilemma – your home just isn’t big enough anymore. A frequent response to this problem is to start searching for a bigger property. But moving home is expensive, stressful and often quite risky, particularly considering the current state of the housing and financial market. That’s why more [...]
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Four Architectural Dream Home Designs

If you’re thinking about building your dream home, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of exactly how to get started. You probably want your dream home to be an expression of something personal and meaningful, and you know that the process will require extensive time and effort when working with your architect. However, it can [...]
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Roofing Choices – Variety vs. Popularity

An ever-increasing array of roofing options is available for residential and commercial buildings, but a few time-tested options still cover most roofs. Whether it is because buyers and contractors prefer to use materials they know and understand or because of concerns over looks and durability, newer roofing materials are seeing only limited acceptance. Slate and [...]
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Coastal Home Design

Living on the coast presents the utter beauty of living by the beach and experiencing rich sunrises and sunsets against constantly moving waves. The design that goes into the home should accommodate that same look and atmosphere. Budget Figuring out your budget is a great way to start. Work out what you need, what you [...]
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Custom Home Building: More Bang for Your Buck

The American dream: home ownership. For many people, having the home of their dreams is something they feel is “out of reach.” Too often, families settle for a home they “like” instead of a home they really love. Before Buying a Home When it comes time to purchase a home, many questions abound: How long [...]
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How To Find the Best Contractor – Part 1

If you’ve ever had that worst of experiences (a contractor who takes forever to complete your remodeling project, does shoddy work or doesn’t get around to completing the job!) you’ll find a wealth of ideas and tips in this 3 part series on finding the right contractor for your next home improvement, remodeling or home [...]
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So You Want to Build Your Own Home?

Have you ever considered building your own home? If so, read this overview to learn all the steps from foundation & framing, to plumbing, drywall, finish & more