When you look at house plans, what are your top three priorities? Your choices may be based on the house you grew up in or the neighborhood where you'd like to live. With young children space might be more important. Older homeowners often want a one-story house so they don't have to worry about …
Can't find the house of your dreams? Building a house is the perfect solution to creating the house you want ... where you want to live. It's also a lot more work than you might expect.
We'll guide you through the key decisions:
- Finding a building lot in the community where you want to live. Sometimes the builder comes with the lot.
- Picking a builder experienced with the style of house you want to build.
- Working with an architect to draw up plans or modify a stock plan you've fallen in love with.
- Making decisions, lots of them about everything from window style to cabinets, flooring and so much more.
All Building a House Articles
- Should I Build a One-Story House
- Richmond American Profits Over Quality
- New House Painting Done Right?
- New Construction Punchlist Tells a Story
- Bathroom Shower Tile Done Wrong!
- Home Building Companies & Production Builders
- Rebar, Short for Reinforcing Bar
- What are Lintels & How They Hold Your House Up
- Building vs Buying a Home: Can You Do Both?
- Building a House & Picking Your Building Lot
- Custom Home Builders: Who They Are & What They Do
- New Concept for Family Vacation Resorts
- Lally Column or Basement Floor Jack
- 3 House Building Mistakes to Avoid
- Building a Business Can Be Harder than Building a House
- Home Design Trends & The New American Home
- Mid-Century Modern House in Phoenix, Arizona
- 2016 New American Home Las Vegas
- Building Permit (or Construction Permit)
- My House is Built with Styrofoam Insulation?
- How One Family Used a Tiny House to Rebuild Their Life
- 5 Reasons Why Home Buyers Choose New Construction
- Picking Low Maintenance Features When Building a House
- Building a House & Homeowner Allowances
- Universal Design Tips for Independent Living
- Building a Home From Scratch, A Homeowner Story
- What Is In A Home Builder Proposal?
- Staying Warm With an Open Floor Plan
- Luxury Homes Defined
- Building on Your Lot
- Victorian Houses Have Lots of Personality
- Bigger Houses Don’t Equal Better Houses
- Architecture, Bridges & Houses
- Home Floor Plans – Smaller & Bigger
- Custom Home Designs for Multi-Generations
- Colonial Homes, A Popular American Home
- Luxury Custom Homes Are Like Custom, Heirloom Quality Furniture
- Home Builder Warranty – What’s Included or Not
- Custom Houses: Matching House Style & Location
- Designing With A Home Architect & Builder
- Finding the Perfect Custom Home Builder
- Home Additions: Cost & Value at Resale
- Home Additions Add Needed Living Space
- Loft Open Floor Plans – Loft or Open Rooms?
- Home Construction and Build USA
- Building Codes Help Us Weather Storms
- Home Trends Changing for Multigenerational Households
- Building a House: Who Picks What?
- Stairs You Won’t Believe … Really!
- Design-Build Can Save You Money
- Stairs and Building Codes?
- Green Home Design & Deconstruction
Building a new house is exciting and challenging. With a production builder like Richmond American, you have little control once the contract is signed. You can monitor progress and leverage the contract to get desired changes but you have virtually no control over the quality of the building …
Painting is probably the most common DIY project a homeowner tackles. Painting an entire house is an entirely different endeavor. In Arizona where ceilings went as high as 16 feet (above), we decided to hire professional painters. House painting is even more challenging with a new house so you're …
Everyone who buys a new construction home needs to understand the role of the punchlist! If you don't find problems and make the builder correct them before you close on your new home, you're going to waste money due to poor construction and/or materials. You'll spend money on higher utility …
When you build a house, one of the most exciting things is picking your finishes. Your big choices are cabinets and counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, flooring, lighting, paint colors and tile for your shower/bathtub surround. Given that I love a long, hot shower in the morning, I happily …
Florida isn't a place I ever expected to live. But once my children put roots down there, you could say ... my perspective changed. Over the last 10 years, I've watched the building of thousands of new homes around Orlando. Visits to model homes and open houses were made out of curiosity and/or …