How to Build a Custom Home: Step by Step Guide

Building a house tailored to your vision of what a home should be won’t be as intimidating when you understand the process, plan thoroughly and enlist experienced professionals. This step-by-step guide to custom home building walks you through the process from planning your dream home to moving in! The guide begins with an outline and [...]

2019-03-23T19:47:39+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Home Construction|0 Comments

Top 20 Pergola Designs, Plus their Costs

First and foremost, what is a pergola? Briefly, a pergola is an outdoor, open-frame structure commonly used as a stylish outdoor room providing privacy and elegant space for relaxation. via Cederberg Kitchens A classy pergola can also add an extra spark of beauty, while integrating tastefully with the landscape architecture of your home. A pergola [...]

2019-02-19T22:42:23+00:00February 19th, 2019|Landscape Architecture, Remodeling Ideas|1 Comment

Small House Movement: The Cost to Build a Tiny House – What to Expect?

"Yea, I know what a tiny house is, I live in one." Many people who wake up every day in cramped living quarters feel like they ARE living in tiny homes. But there are folks, more and more as the years trickle by, who seek out smaller spaces, wanting a simpler, more efficient life. These [...]

2019-02-19T01:58:28+00:00February 18th, 2019|Design, Green Home Ideas, Green Living, Tiny Houses|1 Comment

House Foundation Cost, Permitting and Planning Steps

Foundations are an expensive and critical part of a home. This guide is about how to plan for installing the foundation, the steps of the process and the cost of a foundation. via Madison Home Builders When you’ve read the information and related links, you’ll have a very good estimate of what it will take [...]

2019-02-19T23:45:43+00:00February 17th, 2019|Building Foundation Projects|0 Comments

Top 15 House Designs and Architectural Styles

Are you in the process of designing and building your dream home, cottage, or ranch? If so, you are probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of home designs and styles that modern residential architecture has to offer. But, never fear! Here are the top fifteen architectural styles to help you zero-in on that perfect house [...]

2019-02-19T22:54:59+00:00February 16th, 2019|Design, Home Designs|5 Comments

Top 10 Home Addition Ideas, Plus their Costs: PV Solar Power Systems, In-ground Swimming Pools, Dormers, Kitchen Extensions & More!

Are you in the process of planning a home addition or major remodeling project for your home? If so, it’s imperative to know ahead of time just how much a new addition or a particular remodeling upgrade will cost and what value/property appreciation it will contribute to your home. By RNB Design Group Here is [...]

2019-02-19T02:46:30+00:00February 15th, 2019|Design, Going Solar, Home Additions, Remodeling Ideas|6 Comments

Top 20 Greenhouse Designs and Costs

Growing your own vegetables becomes more and more popular nowadays considering all the people who are against GMOs. Setting up a greenhouse can often be done by a handy DIY homeowner. Having a greenhouse in your own backyard (or anywhere else on your property or ranch) will allow you to grow your own food and [...]

2019-02-19T02:29:22+00:00February 14th, 2019|Design, Landscape Architecture|1 Comment

Top 15 Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Their Costs

Energy efficiency is not just a trend that people with money follow because it’s cool to be green. No. It’s a real way to reduce your carbon footprint and your monthly costs in the long run. It’s true that big changes like switching to solar energy require significant investments but you will recover and even [...]

Top 20 Big Ticket Home Improvement Ideas and Their Costs

Spring is just around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to start planning to tackle your next major home improvement project! 😉 With that being said, here the top 20 big ticket home improvement ideas, plus their costs including materials and professional installation. 1. Building a Garage: Detached vs. Attached There [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer just an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the green building movement that will likely lead to more rapid growth than we’ve seen. Environmental and Economic Reasons to Build Green How much does it cost to build a green home? [...]

2019-02-19T22:50:44+00:00February 12th, 2019|Home Construction|0 Comments