Most people dreaming about building a house start by looking at house plans. The question many don’t realize is how important it is to pick a house style that fits the neighborhood and/or building lot where the house will be built. As with many decisions, you’ve got to prioritize and make trade-offs.
There are many house building mistakes you can make, especially when you design your own house. Design mistakes are common which is why blueprints are so important when building a house. It’s your opportunity to see how all the pieces fit together. These plans enable you to identify and fix problems more cheaply than moving walls after the … Read More
Whether you’re building a house or planning some renovations, the number of products and materials to research can be overwhelming. You can get lots of ideas by watching Home HGTV, by visiting websites like Pinterest and Houzz or flipping through traditional magazines like Better Home and Gardens and Architectural Digest. The problem with all of these approaches is they … Read More
Many people lost their homes with the economic collapse in the late 2000’s. Each of us learned different things from these catastrophic events, whether you were affected directly or had friends you supported through the collapse. Here is one young family’s amazing story about how they’re rebuilding their life in a tiny house, something they know seems … Read More
Building a house involves trade-offs. Many of the decisions you make are based on costs, and by creating a detailed list of product specifications, you make decisions on paper before you start spending money. This approach worked for me when building our fourth home. My list four pages long, and developed by visiting homes under … Read More
Building a home from scratch is never a simple project. What if you are a single woman in your mid-twenties looking to build a home for investment purposes? What if you have no prior construction experience or mentors? That was Sandi Foster, and she built a house with no experience. You’ll enjoy learning how she … Read More
Building on your lot is both challenging and rewarding. You’re probably don’t realize half the things that go into developing a piece of land before you can build. That’s why most homeowners who want to build a house, do so in a development where they want to live, although often this means you can’t pick your … Read More