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How to get approval for your HOA or Condo Renovation – HOA Site Plans

Would you like to renovate your condo or home? There are two hurdles right out of the gate: Follow the rules outlined in the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Reviews). It is the legal document spelling out what changes you can make to your condo or house (site condo). Follow HOA guidelines for submitting a proposal, [...]

2019-09-19T08:08:44+00:00September 19th, 2019|HOA Permits|0 Comments

Pella vs. Marvin Windows Cost – New Construction & Replacement Windows

Pella windows are produced in an impressive array of materials and styles, with prices that range from affordable to premium. Marvin fills a niche with wood windows that combine quality, selection and competitive pricing in the upscale range. Marvin also makes fiberglass windows that compete with Pella, but Marvin doesn’t offer any vinyl windows. Did [...]

2019-09-08T22:50:20+00:00August 29th, 2019|Home Improvement Costs, New Windows|0 Comments

How Much Does it Cost to Build a New House: Itemized Costs 2019

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 [...]

2019-08-27T21:15:13+00:00August 27th, 2019|Home Construction, Land Development|13 Comments

Top 15 House Plans, Plus their Costs, and Pros & Cons of Each Design

Have you finally decided to build a house of your own? Well, you know it has to be perfect. After all, you’ve been dreaming about this for years! 🙂 We know, it’s always hard to decide how your house should look. There are endless possibilities. So, to help you narrow down your search a bit, [...]

Top 10 Exterior Home Upgrades that Require a Site Plan to Obtain a Building Permit

Major exterior remodeling upgrades such as building a new deck, adding a sun room or reshaping the landscape architecture on your property are exciting and fun, but these projects can go a lot smoother if you have a solid plan in place before any work is done. In many municipal districts i.e. local cities and [...]

How to Build and Place a Simple Shed on your Property – DIY Guide

A storage shed is a convenient way to reduce clutter in your home, reserve your garage for vehicles and save thousands of dollars in storage rental fees. Plus, your extra items will be close at hand rather than across town in a storage unit. There are normally 10 sequential steps you will need to complete [...]

2019-08-23T21:43:22+00:00August 21st, 2019|Sheds|0 Comments

Top 15 Deck Designs Ideas and their Costs

Building a deck expands your living space outdoors. Just think about all the parties you will throw and all the quiet nights you will spend hanging out with your friends and family on your beautifully-designed and well-built deck! 😉 Here are 15 great examples of deck styles to get your wheels turning. We will also [...]

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2019

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 [...]

Inground Sprinkler Systems Costs, Pros & Cons – The Ultimate Guide

You’ve got many different options for watering your landscape and garden. In fact, irrigation systems range from inexpensive manual methods to fully automated in-ground sprinkler systems you can set and forget. Water-conserving irrigation systems are available, too. This guide to lawn sprinklers assesses each option including installation methods, costs, and pros and cons.. When it [...]

2019-08-19T21:50:57+00:00July 23rd, 2019|sprinklers|1 Comment

Adding a New Driveway: Cost, Types of Driveways, Planning

A new driveway adds convenience and curb appeal to any home. This driveway installation guide discusses the four most popular material options. It will help you design your drive and stay within budget. New driveway installation 1. Driveway dimensional requirements 2. Tips on driveway design 3. Driveway site planning and permits 4. Material [...]

2019-08-19T21:59:35+00:00May 6th, 2019|Driveways|0 Comments