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How to Build a Deck in Your Backyard – Planning, Steps & Costs

While there are many great step-by-step deck building guides and video tutorials already available, our deck building guide offers something that many others don’t; a solid overview of the entire process and advice on how to approach the whole process from a homeowner’s perspective, not just the list of physical steps to build a deck. [...]

2020-06-30T02:16:47+00:00June 30th, 2020|Decks and Porches|0 Comments

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs in 2020

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a house! Architects, designers and builders have actually found a way to transform big boxes of steel into beautiful and fully-functional homes. With proper planning, you can endeavor to design and build a [...]

The Ultimate Site Plan Guide for Commercial Development Projects: Parking Lots, Commercial Construction

If you’re considering a commercial building project, you might be asking, “Where do I start?” This guide to site plans for commercial developments is an excellent starting point. Common questions about commercial site plans, also called commercial plot plans, are: What is a commercial site plan? What is the purpose of a site plan? What [...]

2020-05-04T01:37:55+00:00May 4th, 2020|Commercial Development Plans|0 Comments

The Ultimate Site Plan Guide for Residential Construction – Plot Plans for Home Building

There is a creative side to building a home and a practical side. It is essential to address both as you plan your beautiful new dwelling. This site plan guide covers one of the most important practical components of getting a home built. A quality, accurate site plan is necessary for every phase of the [...]

2020-04-08T23:15:54+00:00April 8th, 2020|Plot Plans|0 Comments

Are Shipping Container Homes just a Fad? Top 3 Reasons Container Homes Are Here to Stay

Finished shipping container homes start at about $12,000 for something basic completed by someone handy. The upper end – well, there is no upper end. Luxury homes built with multiple containers exceed $1 million. A shipping container home from Container Homes USA Fad or Here to Stay? When considering a shipping container home, [...]

2020-03-26T01:57:53+00:00March 26th, 2020|Shipping Container Homes|0 Comments

How to Convert a Garage to Living Space: Cost, Permits, Garage Conversion Steps

The choice to convert a garage to living space a cost-effective option for a new bedroom suite, kid’s playroom, guest or rental apartment and other potential uses. This garage conversion guide is your roadmap for the project. It covers: - Overview and initial planning - Costs for typical projects and hiring a contractor - Engineering [...]

2020-01-23T10:16:49+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Garage Conversions, Garages|0 Comments

How Much Does it Cost to Build a New House: Itemized Costs in 2020

The cost to build a house includes a large number of components and variables based on site factors, design and materials. There’s a lot of information to tackle, but that’s what we’re here to do. You won’t find a more comprehensive, itemized list of costs for building a home from initial site work on a [...]

2020-01-14T22:24:29+00:00January 13th, 2020|Home Construction, Land Development|13 Comments

Land & Site Development Cost: What to Expect When Buying & Developing Land

How much does it cost to develop land for building, and what is involved? This guide to residential site development costs outlines the processes involved in separating a lot from a larger parcel and preparing it to build a house on. We’re talking about residential lot development costs; the process is usually more complex and [...]

2020-03-26T01:47:41+00:00January 7th, 2020|Land Development|0 Comments

20 Home Additions to Increase Your Home’s Square Footage

Home additions are a worthy investment and an excellent way to increase space for you and your family without having to move. They also provide a higher cost-value ratio compared to other renovation projects—however, this can vary depending on the addition and current market. One of the best things about a home addition is the [...]