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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Top 20 Landscape Design Ideas

A beautifully-done landscape design can help improve the curb appeal of your home and ultimately make you feel better whenever you step outside. Let’s review the top 20 residential landscapes designed by pros with many years of experience in landscape architecture. Cherry Hills landscape design Image via Designscapes Colorado Born out of the owner’s dream [...]

2019-02-19T23:14:03+00:00January 6th, 2019|Landscape Architecture|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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