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5 Benefits of Buiding an Energy Efficient Home

If you’re in the process of building a new house, your contractor might have mentioned to you that it’s a good idea to consider incorporating some things that could make your home more energy efficient. Although some of the suggestions will prove to be somewhat of an expensive investment on the front end, the amount of money that you will save in energy costs alone will more than make up for it in the long run. So, aside from the amount of money that you... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Building an Energy Efficient Home

Are you in the beginning stages of building a new house? If so, we think that’s awesome. There’s nothing like having a house that is customized to suit your individual needs. That said, when it comes to building a new home, it’s important to keep in mind that you can significantly increase your property’s value by making your house an energy efficient one. Aside from the fact that it helps to preserve the environment, it can also save you quite a bit of... ❯❯❯

How to Reinvent Your Home With an Addition

Your home is your castle, and whether it’s getting too crowded thanks to a growing family, you’ve started working from home and you need a dedicated office space, or you’ve finally got the cash on hand to expand your dinky kitchen and create the gourmet setup you’ve been craving, undertaking a home addition will allow you the opportunity to reinvent your living space. But unless you happen to have a background in art and architecture, you’ve got an... ❯❯❯

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

If you're lucky, you'll find a home that has a brand new roof, or at least one that has several years left on the warranty, so that you don't have to worry about any issues with outdoor elements getting in for the foreseeable future. But unfortunately, many homeowners considering a sale are not likely to shell out the money to replace their old roofing for the next inhabitant, especially if it's still passable. And even a good roof may not be able to... ❯❯❯

How to Build a Creative Custom Home

So you have always dreamed of a home of your own. You have worked extra hard and used all your education as well as intelligence to earn top dollars. Now you think that the time has to come to build that dream home, custom made to fit to your needs and ideas of luxury. Well, the best solution is to entrust the work to a dependable to custom home builder. But before that you have to take care of a few things. Select a Good Site to Build Your Home Where... ❯❯❯

How to Make a Door Opening

So you want to make a door opening into a room. But how do you go about it. Simple. A standard door opening in the UK is 916mm clear opening. This allows for a wheel chair to access the property and is a compulsory requirement. First things first, mark out an opening 916 wide on your sole and head plate ensuring that you keep everything plumb and level. Next mark out the position of your cripple studs, (two number to either side of the opening) and... ❯❯❯

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Modular Home

Why Buy A Modular Home? To Save Money The materials in a modular home are purchased at significant bulk rate discounts, which are passed along to you, and the assembly line method of module production saves huge amounts in labor costs when compared to on-site home construction. This can mean that the final price of your home will be many thousands of dollars less than the cost of a similar stick-built home. The shaping and cutting of all the materials... ❯❯❯

Home Building Software Can Be a Great Help

Designing a home can actually be quite a difficult and technical thing, there are always certain things that people don't feel comfortable doing by themselves and so would always want to leave in the capable hands of a professional. Most people do not bother designing their home renovation project, instead they will get a professional to help them out. Lots of people simply don't realize that they could do all of this planning by themselves and fairly... ❯❯❯

How to Get the Quality Custom Home Floor Plans You Need Without Regrets

When you have your piece of real estate, and you are ready to create your home plans, you may want to take a new approach to it. You could go to a lot of places online and find an abundance of floor plans already available. While this certainly makes it convenient for some, you may have no idea how much thought actually went into those house plans. When you really think about it, though, that may not really be the best way to go to get your own custom... ❯❯❯

What's That House Made Of?

When you're shopping around for a new home, it's important to think about long term afforability. Though most people understand this when it it comes to mortgage payments and interest rates, there are a number of other factors that are going to affect how affordable your house really is in the long run. Operating costs, community lifestyle, construction and location are just a handful of the built-in details that can make or break the bank over the years.... ❯❯❯

How to Choose a Good Builder

"Rogue builders" although in the minority definitely give the construction industry a bad name and hardly a week goes by without there being yet another TV program about the so called "Builders from Hell". With the help of hidden cameras these "Rogue Builders" are exposed in front of millions of viewers when they blatantly try to cheat customers out of their hard earned cash. So how can you protect yourself from these unsavory characters who unscrupulousl... ❯❯❯

2 Tips on Finding Trustworthy Contractors

As you may know, hiring someone else to do work on your house or home is not always a successful endeavor because many times you and a contractor may not see eye to eye on something or virtually any other negative situation can arrive especially if you hire a contractor without doing any background research on him or her. For this very reason, below we will suggest two tips that can help you find a contractor that you can trust will get the job done... ❯❯❯

Owner Builder - Why Lot-Homesite Selection is the Most Important Decision in the Process!

Where you build your Dream Home is in many cases the most critical decision you can make when deciding where you are going to build your Dream Home! Many Owner Builders think they have it all figured out when it comes to lot/homesite selection but in my experience I have seen many get this wrong time and time again! In fact this topic is so important that I personally think you could never research this enough and the time invested in the process of... ❯❯❯

Is Now a Good Time to Build Your Dream House?

In today's economy it's tougher and tougher to plan ahead. Unfortunately there are disasters that are of course outside of your circle of influence; disasters that may happen in the future. Even if you are a savvy investor there are companies that go under, even when they look good on paper, but that had some of your retirement plans when you thought they were doing great. The federal government is bailing investment and insurance firms out of the holes... ❯❯❯

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