Remember from science class that three elements must be present to start a fire: fuel, oxygen, and spark? If one of these elements is missing, nothing will happen. Similarly, three things must happen in order to build your new home: finances must be made available, land must be purchased, and a house design must be finalized. The graph below illustrates how the maximum budget is broken down into...read more
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Sound control is often overlooked in new home design. Why? Few architects and builders understand it and even fewer of them can explain its importance. You can’t see sound control. It doesn’t make your house more beautiful. It just is—tucked away inside of walls, ceilings, floors and other components of your home. But if you forget it, lack of it will slowly eat away at your sanityread more
Okay, so maybe your partner’s ideas aren’t ridiculous, but in the heat of a disagreement about your new home’s design, you may feel that way. A lot is at stake, after all. Even couples who have lived peacefully together for years can be irked by their significant other under these changing circumstances.read more