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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400You've just finished building your new home, or perhaps you've recently undertaken and finished a massive renovation job. All the fixtures and finishing touches are in place but there's a slight problem. Everywhere you look, inside and out, are reminders of all the work that has taken place - mounds of sawdust, small chunks of putty and plaster, bent nails and screws, splatters of paint, pieces of shingle, smudges on new windows, muddy bootprints - you get the picture...
Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400When you are in the process of buying a home, there will be many steps that must be taken to ensure that the house you are considering will provide you with comfort for years to come. Getting a home inspection review is one of the most important parts of the home buying process.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500With a decline in home building thanks to the financial crisis, the answer is yes. This is because without anything to build, these people will go out of business. But is that the only reason? The answer is no. Thanks to the decline in home building and the law of supply and demand, the price of lumber is at its lowest in 5 years. This means you can buy more right now together with other construction materials you will need so you can achieve a lot with your budget.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500The financial crisis is affecting everyone. People are losing their jobs and some have to foreclose their homes. As a result, there is a decline in home building making some doubt that now is now the right time to build a home. But what if there was no financial crisis? What if you can borrow money from the bank? What if you have the cash on hand? If there were no problems, then yes why not build your dream home.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Let's say you have the money and the resources to build a home. Within a few months, it is completed. Is it happily ever after? The answer is no because there will be a few other challenges ahead even where is no decline in home building. When you have built your home, one thing you have to deal with is the property taxes and this could range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on where you live. Take note that this does not yet include mortgage expenses if you have not paid yet for the house in full. The only consolation is that you pay for this on a fixed term.
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Planning to build a house is surely an exciting endeavor in anyone's life. It is a major step throughout the course of a lifetime, one of the milestones that most hardworking people look forward to. Being a major decision, making a house plan can be a very difficult feat. Without the proper knowledge, one can turn a dream into a nightmare. Fortunately, with some basic know-how, one can be guided into making a good house plan that can make one's dream home come into reality.
Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500The kitchen will become one of the busiest rooms in the household. It can be one among the unclean ones too. Having a kitchen bench can be a great help in organizing things, creating it problem-free for the users and presentable to the visitors.
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400When building a new house, one usually has two choices: have an architect draw the house or buy a fabricated house from one of the many house manufacturers available. The choice can be difficult, and prices can vary widely but if you know what you are looking for...
Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Finding exactly the right custom home design can be an almost impossible chore. Change this chore into an exciting and interesting adventure by designing your new custom home yourself using some of the easy to use software. Many of these are designed to be used by the complete novice!
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Buying a new home is a major decision. Choosing a good home builder is also very important. You will want someone who is established and can be trusted, someone has the knowledge and skills in constructing a new home, someone who can manage team of craftsmen skilled at building a quality house. It's very important that you develop a good relationship with your home builder.
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400When building a new house, most people like to think that the structure will stand for a long time, that the home will be a lasting, sustainable one. What many people fail to consider, however, is whether their home will be sustainable in the ever-shifting energy market, and alongside its natural environment.
Wed, 04 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400Neatly arranged furniture adds to the elegance of a new house. To achieve this you have to consider the type of furniture and its likely position while drafting the building plan. This ensures a proper place for each piece of your newly acquired furniture.
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400If you would rather build a house than buy one, there are several ways to go about it. You might get some experienced person to help you with the plans and build part of the house yourself, hiring professional help only where necessary. If you have a reasonable amount of spare time, are well and strong, and a bit handy at doing things, and particularly if you have a wife who is enthusiastic about the proposition, then you can build a good house at reasonable cost.
Mon, 17 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400Look for a company who deals in green homes, and a Charlotte builder who understands the importance of such practices. They need to use an energy efficient design and sustainable construction materials as well as techniques. You will save money and help the planet we live on if you build in this manner.
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500You are building a new home; what an exciting time! You've probably spent hours figuring out the design of this building, whether it's a home that you're going to live in yourself or one that you're building for a client. You've worked out the landscaping and the layout of the rooms, discussed where amenities could be added in and even figured out how to make the place more energy-efficient for saving costs down the line. But have you thought about the plumbing?
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500If your dream of the future includes a brand new home, you are in a position to make your dream house one that is good to the environment. Here are ten choices that can make your new construction home a lean green machine.
Fri, 02 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0400When you decide to build a home rather than to buy a home or when you make the decision to remodel the home that you already have, you most likely intend to get the job done with the help of contractor. Unfortunately, contractors have earned a somewhat bad reputation as some have failed to live up to their contracts or provide the quality of work homeowners expect when they buy their services.
Tue, 03 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Building a home with concrete walls used to be pretty unusual but with ICF's (insulated concrete forms) it is becoming almost common. The advantages of ICF's over traditional wood frame building cover almost everything you can think of and the outside of your new home will look beautiful too.
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500When building a house, it is important that a home owner studies the effects of the sun on his future home. He or she should carefully study the path way of the sun's progress and its effect of heat and light on the rooms in the house. Many home owners build their houses negligent of this fact and then after moving in realize that the sun creates much more heat than expected within certain rooms of the house.
Tue, 09 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500What is a home inspection, and what to expect. A home inspection is one of the most important things that a homeowner, seller, or buyer can order to be done to their home or potential home. It is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. The goal of a home inspection is to give the client a much better understanding of the physical condition of the structure and major components of the home than would otherwise be known.
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500It is not that difficult with a prefabricated home. What is a pre-fabricated home? It is any residential dwelling that is manufactured off-site and delivered to the building site in sections for final assembly. This type of residence is also known as modular, manufactured or panelized. Once the house is delivered it is accompanied by a plan of how to assemble your home. Many manufacturers include in your assembly package any of the specialized tools necessary to complete the construction of your home.
Wed, 13 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500Energy costs grow in the cold season because of energy loss. It makes no difference whether you live in a new building or in an older one. Here are some simple tips to improve the energy efficiency in your home.
Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400To mix cement plaster, the cement, with or without 10% of lime, should be mixed thoroughly with sand until the colour is uniform. The water is then added gradually while mixing continues and until the required consistency is obtained or until it is just plastic enough to be spread and to hold to the building wall. It must be used within 45 minutes of mixing and no plaster that has begun to set should be remixed with water and used.
Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400The term 'rendering' is generally used to mean a cement plaster applied to the external face of a building wall, as distinct from 'plastering' which includes all types of plaster and is generally applied to external work when the plaster contains lime.
Fri, 15 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400If you are going to be building your own home from scratch, there are a few tips that you can follow in order to make the process flow much more smoothly. Building your own home can be a very large undertaking that goes along with a lot of details. By knowing what to look for, and how to combat any issues that arise, you will have no problems building your own home.