Home Building Timeline

Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, you can’t expect your new home to be built in a day. Rushing the construction will inevitably lead to flaws and shoddy workmanship, so you will need to have patience and listen to your contractor. To make the waiting process less frustrating, you may want to learn about the process of building a home. More specifically, you can look at a home building timeline, so that you’ll know what to expect as your contractor moves from step to step. The basic timeline we’ve created below can be a great reference, but don’t be afraid to ask your contractor about the specific process being used for your home as well.

Continue reading

Questions to Ask Your Building Contractor

So you’ve decided to build a house and you’ve found the right person to build it . . . Fantastic! Now that you’ve tackled those two major decisions, it’s time to focus on the details. Before construction begins, you will need to meet with your contractor so that they can explain the process, you can approve plans, and you can both ask a whole lot of questions. To help you get started with this overwhelming operation, today we’ve compiled a list of questions to ask your building contractor. Use them, adjust them, or ignore them completely! But whatever you do, be sure to at least take a look . . .
Continue reading

Home Building Tips to Save Money

Our homes are constantly swallowing up our money: remodeling projects, utility bills, repair jobs, design and decor . . . But of course the biggest meal for any home is the construction of a brand new house, during which every detail will require more and more of your hard-earned money. So today, we’re discussing home building tips to save money. If you’re concerned about breaking the bank during your upcoming home construction, be sure to check out our helpful hints and suggestions below.
Continue reading

Types of Window Frames

When you’re strolling through an art museum, do you ever stop to examine the frames that hold the paintings, drawings, and photographs? Probably not, but that just shows how effectively they’re doing their job! Instead of distracting from the artwork, they complement it and fade into the background. When it comes to windows, a frame should not only be attractive and complementary but also eco-friendly, insulating, strong, and low-maintenance. Before you remodel your windows or build a new home, be sure to explore the different types of window frames available.
Continue reading

How to Install a Dead Bolt

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, unnerved and unable to shake the feeling that your front door is unlocked? Or, have you ever come back from an evening out and realized that your door’s been unlocked for hours? We talk a lot about building and remodeling homes on this blog, but today we want to remind you how important it is to keep your house secure and protected. One of the best ways to keep your home safe from intruders is to install a dead bolt lock. Wondering how to install a dead bolt? Read on to find out.

Continue reading

Home Building Myths

Have you always dreamed of building your own house? Harking back to the days of yore, building your home with your own two hands, designing it around your family’s needs, getting help from the community (or in this case, a contractor)? It’s a wonderful dream, but unfortunately, many people are afraid to turn their homebuilding dream into reality. Before you give yours up and start searching the local real estate listings, check out the home building myths we’ve listed below (as well as the truths behind them). Don’t let these home building myths stand in the way of your dream!

Continue reading

Building a Green Home

It’s not easy being green—just ask Kermit! However, many homeowners are finding that the benefits of a green home outweigh the initial costs. First, of course, you will feel proud knowing that you’re lessening your carbon footprint and reducing the harmful effects your home will have on the environment. But beyond that, you’ll also save money in the long run and make a good investment. “Being green” isn’t a trend anymore, so when you sell this home years from now, you can feel confident that most buyers will appreciate that the home is environmentally friendly. Keeping all of that in mind, today we’re discussing building a green home, focusing on tips to keep in mind during the planning stages.
Continue reading