Categories for Home Building

Tips for Choosing a Lot When Building a New Home

May 25, 2022

If you are wondering how to choose a lot for a new home, there are various tips you should keep in mind. Choosing a lot for a custom home is one of the most important pieces of the process. There are various things that can have an impact on the features and the design of your home, as well as the quality of life in the home. Slope & Shape of Lot When choosing land to build a house, consider both the slope and shape of the lot. The slope affects whether water drains off the property as it should.... View Article

10 Things to Consider When Building a Custom Home

May 10, 2022

When it comes to what to know about building a custom home, you may want to consider things that will save you from some of the pitfalls of building a custom home. Here are 10 tips you should keep in mind to help your experience go a bit more smoothly. Tips to Implement When Building a Custom Home Use Your Schedule as a Guideline Your building schedule will probably expand over time. Originally, you may have been given a tighter timeline with hopes of getting your home built in under a year. This can be due to having loose guidelines.... View Article

How to Create Sustainable Natural Ventilation Inside Your Home

March 30, 2022

If you live somewhere that’s famous for warm weather, then purchasing an air conditioner or installing an HVAC unit is practically a requirement. Otherwise, getting comfortable inside your home would be too challenging. But are those appliances truly necessary? Could there be a way to cool down your home in a more sustainable way? You’ll be glad to know that there are more energy-efficient ways of cooling down your home. By revamping your home’s design, you can take advantage of natural ventilation. Are you interested in learning more about natural ventilation and how it can be a source of sustainable... View Article

What Are the Advantages of Insulated Concrete?

December 30, 2021

Traditional wood framing is out, and insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are in. An ICF wall system can come in preformed interlocking blocks or as separate panels connected with metal ties. As the name suggests, the concrete is also insulated, typically with high-density Styrofoam or another lightweight material. ICFs can be used for below-grade foundations as well as above-grade walls up to two stories high. Because insulated concrete formwork is becoming so popular across the country, we put together this post to cover a few of the reasons to consider ICFs. Keep reading to learn why you should consider ICFs and... View Article

I Want to Build My Own House—Where Do I Start?

September 14, 2021

Many people opt to build their own home rather than purchasing an existing one. Building your own home gives you total control over the design, so you can get a house that meets your exact needs and specifications. Of course, the prospect of starting from scratch with home construction can be a bit overwhelming. So, if you’re planning on building your house, where do you get started? The first thing you’ll need to do is choose where you’re going to build the house. Here’s an overview of some of the key considerations to factor into your search for the best... View Article

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