Top 15 Solar Powered Home Designs, Plus their Costs

Fossil fuel belongs to the past. The third millennium is, or at least can be, focused on alternative energy sources. PV solar power is one of the cheapest and most popular renewable energy sources for homes. Thanks to dramatic reductions in the cost of solar energy on a per watt basis over the last several [...]

By |2019-02-19T01:53:38+00:00January 16th, 2019|Design, Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar|0 Comments

20 Amazing In-Ground Swimming Pool Designs, Plus Costs

In-ground pools significantly improve the value of your home. It’s true that the cost of building one is nothing to sneeze at, but the fun and enjoyment value you get may be worth the investment for some. via Cipriano Landscape Design What to Expect in Terms of Costs As a rule of thumb, you can [...]

By |2019-06-25T19:11:14+00:00January 15th, 2019|Swimming Pools|0 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, [...]

By |2019-02-19T01:17:32+00:00January 13th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Home Designs, House Design, House Plans|4 Comments

Top 15 Prefab Home Designs and their Costs

While having a custom-designed home might seem like the golden standard in terms of getting that beautiful and exquisite architecture, design, and decor elements, there are many good reasons why you might opt for a prefab house instead. First of all, you have to consider the cost. Building a custom house requires you to pay [...]

Top 15 Sunroom Design Ideas and Costs

Sunrooms, sun porches and sun lounges, they all mean the same thing. It doesn’t really matter how you call it, we are talking about a room with large windows, and sometimes even a glass roof called conservatory designed to allow plenty of natural light in. Sunrooms are normally additions built and adjoined to the side of [...]

Top 15 Energy Efficient Homes and Costs – Illustrated!

Most people don’t think about energy efficiency, Eco-friendliness, or environmental considerations when buying or designing and building the house of their dreams. Perhaps this happens due to a general lack of knowledge and understanding of the many great benefits of green home design, budget worries, or other factors. Regardless, making your house more energy efficient [...]

Top 15 Custom Home Designs, Plus their Costs

Custom homes allow consumers to control everything from size to layout and interior design. In most cases, the buyer already owns a land lot on which the house will be built. It's important that the architect sees the lot or at least a site plan before starting the design process. Expect to meet with him [...]

By |2019-02-19T00:07:49+00:00January 11th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Home Designs, House Design|0 Comments

Changing a Roof Line Cost, Permits & Site Planning

Are you planning to elevate or raise the roof, add a dormer, or change the existing roof line on your property? If so, then read on to explore the costs, planning, and ROI on changing your existing roof architecture and design. via Deforest Architects This guide covers the cost of raising a roof, adding a dormer or changing a [...]

By |2019-02-19T02:23:44+00:00January 11th, 2019|Building Up, Roof Architecture, Roof Design|2 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 [...]

By |2019-02-17T06:05:04+00:00January 7th, 2019|Land Development|0 Comments

Top 15 Shed Designs and Their Costs: Styles, Costs, and Pros and Cons

Summer is coming fast and you’ve been dying to dive right into a new home improvement project. Last year you were so excited about building a pool, the year before that you repainted the house, so what’s it going to be now? By DesignRulz How about building or buying and installing a quality shed or [...]

By |2019-02-19T00:09:02+00:00January 7th, 2019|Design, Sheds|1 Comment