Posts Tagged "building"

How to Budget For a New Home

How to Budget For a New Home

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...

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Sound control, what you need to know before you build

Sound control, what you need to know before you build

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 sanity

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How to Deal with your Partner’s (Ridiculous) Design Ideas

How to Deal with your Partner’s (Ridiculous) Design Ideas

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.

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Holding Back?

Holding Back?

The reasons you haven’t opted to build yet may surprise you...

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3 Reasons to Build

3 Reasons to Build

The benefits of building aren't always obvious...

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The Next Step

The Next Step

Know you want to build? Here's what to do...

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