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Built to suit a neighborhood, a lot, and a family Squeezing a spacious new home onto a slim lot is like dressing a king-size bed with a set of queen sheets.
A house plan's total square footage tells you how many square feet of finished space a plan offers. The finished space is the heated living area of the house. Finished space usually has floor coverings such as wood, vinyl, ceramic, carpeting or tile.
The Home Improvement Contract. Before hiring a builder or contractor for any substantial home improvement project, all agreements should be put into writing.
Construction loans are story loans. That means that the lender has to know the story behind the planned construction before they're willing to loan you money.
All new homes begin with plans. Depending on the homeowner, some opt to hire an architect to draw a custom set of building plans. Often time’s they purchase stock plans from a building plans publisher through a magazine or book. Which option is right for you? Begin your quest for the perfect plan by looking at these five alternatives.
Backyard decks are great because they offer level and stable platforms for all kinds of spare-time pursuits, from barbecuing to entertaining, dining, playing, and even the most important pastime of all relaxing.
You can save half or more of your heating costs with a passive solar system. Most solar designs include standard energy efficient construction factors: insulation and air tightness.
Thirty years ago the ranch-style home was everything anybody could ever want--roomy, informal, and affordable. Today, value-conscious home buyers with an eye are snapping up these humble, hardworking classics.
Budget is another very important factor for your House. Usually your budget will determine the size of the house you can build. In most areas, there is a cost per square foot to build, which can be used as a guideline.