Top 15 Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Their Costs

If you cook often at home, you probably dread the heat that’s coming because you know you will be on the verge of suffocating whenever you cook indoors (which probably is every couple of days). Windows won’t help you much because it’s so hot outside. So, what can you do about this problem? Well, you [...]

By |2019-02-19T22:45:19+00:00January 4th, 2019|Landscape Architecture, Remodeling Ideas|1 Comment

Land Survey Cost vs. a Plot Plan – When Do you Need a Land Survey?

There are many reasons to have land surveyed, whether it is property you own or a piece of ground you’re considering buying. This article answers questions about: When to have land surveyed Preparing for a land survey What the survey includes Who pays for the survey The cost of a land survey and factors that [...]

By |2019-02-19T02:55:46+00:00January 4th, 2019|Land Surveys|2 Comments

Privacy Fence Ideas, Costs, Site Plans & Building Permits

Yard fences come in a wide variety of materials and styles that can accent and compliment the look of any home. Fences contribute to safety, security, peace of mind, curb appeal and overall style of your home. Before delving into various types of privacy fences and their styles, we have to examine local construction ordinances. [...]

By |2019-02-19T02:26:57+00:00January 4th, 2019|Gates and Fences|0 Comments

Landscaping Project Costs: Plans & Permits, Retaining Walls, Sod, Drainage

On your property, there is your home and other buildings such as a garage, shed, etc. And then there is everything else, which is what landscaping architecture and design are concerned with. Landscaping improvement entails any alteration to the observable land features on your property. While the focus may be on gardening, sod, and natural [...]

By |2019-02-19T23:02:41+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Landscape Architecture, Landscaping Costs|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-06-07T04:08:35+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Architecture, Home Designs, Shipping Container Homes|14 Comments

How to Build and Place a Simple Shed on your Property

There are 10 steps to building a shed on your property. Choose your shed design Acquire a permit if needed Order materials Install the foundation, if needed Frame the shed – Floor, walls and roof Install the door and windows Wire the shed (optional) Install roofing and siding Build a shed ramp (optional) Finish your [...]

By |2019-02-17T06:05:08+00:00November 25th, 2018|Sheds|0 Comments

Architectural Site Plans vs. Static Plot Plans

There are many types of site plans, also called plot plans, with varying levels of detail. They can depict a single-family residence (SFR), a neighborhood or a multi-family dwelling such as condos or an apartment complex. This guide explains the difference between two common types of site plans: Static: A plot plan representing property as [...]

By |2019-02-17T06:05:09+00:00October 12th, 2018|Plot Plans|0 Comments