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Know Your House: Post and Beam Construction Basics
Learn about this simple, direct and elegant type of wood home construction that allows for generous personal expression
"of wood home construction that allows for generous personal expression... and beam construction has a lot to offer. It's one of my favorite building methods.... and beam construction is just so simple. We just can't get any more direct than having... and beam construction, and how to fashion connections that have meaning to you.... and beam construction. I helped take a 1907 queen post barn to an open airy home in..."
New Construction in Minneapolis Keeps a Familiar Face
With the same exterior look of the previous home on its lot, this new build minimizes disruption while incorporating modern improvements
"previous home on its lot, this new build minimizes disruption while incorporating modern... fuel new home construction. A recently completed new home in Minneapolis' Fulton n... recession, new construction starts are on the upswing and sales of existing houses have been... efficient home for 21st-century living. Built by Mike Lucas of the gudhouse company... another "new construction project". It would be a home that makes the neighborhoods and..."
Plan Your Home Remodel: The Construction Phase
"in the construction phase of the project. We started construction in earnest right... seaside home. We'll let you know what that means as we get more into the interior... our own home that was open to the elements for months. Thank you, Bud, I will check... 1930s home and wondered what we do with the space other than an outdoor deck winda17... and a home office in another case. Looking forward to the next pics and details of..."
Design Workshop: Is a Phased Construction Project Right for You?
Breaking up your remodel or custom home project has benefits and disadvantages. See if it’s right for you
"custom home project has benefits and disadvantages. See if it’s right for you... phased construction, you purposefully plan for and delay building select components... to be constructed, and a strategic master plan provides the structure for future... while construction is being completed in our home. We gutted the entire house.... designed homes, most especially renovations. If they cannot design a home within 20%..."
Construction Contracts: What Are General Conditions?
Here’s what you should know about these behind-the-scenes costs and why your contractor bills for them
"in your home. Some contractors list some or all of the general conditions costs as... or new home construction contracts once or twice in their life and there is no set... or new home construction project is where the "trust factor" can be made... a new home built or a major remodel done on a home. Having said that, I will probably... Custom Home Concierge is we come to the table already familiar with the builders contracts..."
Construction Timelines: What to Know Before You Build
Learn the details of building schedules to lessen frustration, help your project go smoothly and prevent delays
"custom home or remodel is, “How much will it cost?” This is usually quickly followed... design and construction phases can last roughly the same amount of time. As I’ve written... design and construction to smooth out potential issues in your timeline.... for the construction of their new home. Thats a great article! Thank you! Great article... custom home in the last week of construction, the guidelines offered here are right..."
What to Consider Before Starting Construction
"major home project: construction. As with most things, the more prepared you are... new-build home. You can already envision gathering with family and friends to cook delicious... seattlemet.com/home-and-garden/articles/home-design-kirk-0809/ I also want to give a shout... whole home remodel and went through two contractors. The first decided not to look... custom home and this article is and will be most helpful. Thanks for the info All..."
Know Your House: Stair Design and Construction for a Safe Climb
"in a home. More often than not, a home's stair becomes a backdrop for many of life's... in any home that has more than one level, even if there are just a few feet between... through a home. It's no wonder that architects and designers spend so much time designing... design and construction of a simple, straight-run stair.... true. Our home's previous owner placed the stairs in a very awkward spot and then tried..."
Your Guide to a Smooth-Running Construction Project
"your construction project can result in the home of your dreams.... remodeled home and seeing it exactly as you had imagined it at the start of construction:... g the construction process, being part of the team and keeping a firm grip on the... managed the construction of numerous homes (including building a custom home in 7 weeks... completed the construction of my home, I have learned a few things along the way: 1. Avoid..."
Construction Contracts: What to Know About Estimates vs. Bids
Understanding how contractors bill for services can help you keep costs down and your project on track
"planning a home remodeling or new construction project, one of the first things homeowners... estimates for construction seriously. The only construction cost that has any meaning is... their homes. For most of us our homes are our single largest investmemt so treat... major home renovations have zero allowance for waterproofing the walls of a shower... shower the home owner hire me direct to finish this important room.... John Whipple I..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Bi-Coastal Construction
Know Your House: The Basics of Insulated Concrete Form Construction
Get peace and quiet inside and energy efficiency all around with this heavy-duty alternative to wood-frame construction
"wood-frame construction for the exterior walls of a house. One is insulated concrete... (ICF) construction. While not the least costly way of building, ICF construction... — ICF construction will more than likely pay dividends over the lifetime of the house... an ICF constructed home would comply with the building codes for earthquake zones... custom home on Spec. As a new homeowner with this type of construction I would want..."
Learn the Lingo of Construction Project Costs
Estimates, bids, ballparks ... know the different options and how they’re calculated to get the most accurate project price possible
"of our home, as the project designer/home owner. Our builder was very up front about... cause the construction cost exceeds an agreed percentage of the construction costs. It's... advance of construction so that they can determine the value of the home after the project... other homes he has done in the area. You can't do a full rundown on costs without... proceeds" hits home. We are remodeling our 1973 split level. We are doing the upstairs ourselves..."
Construction Contracts: How to Understand What You Are Buying
"pay for construction work, though, it’s up to you, your architect and your contractor... residential construction work, the documents for plans, scope of work and specifications... multi-story home. I did draw up my own floor plan and had an architect put it on his CAD... residential construction, it is worth the price to pay for a contract review. If you are... Compare construction bids to the plans very carefully to make sure everything on the..."
Kitchen Workbook: 4 Prep Steps for Construction
Day one of kitchen remodeling work won't leave you in a flurry when you follow these guidelines ahead of time
"for a construction project: Avoid denial and prepare. Everything you need to do falls... day of construction? Here are the basic steps.... again post construction, and a spiffy clean garage will protect your beautiful new flooring... in your home. Do it now in a spring clean, even if you are NOT remodeling! I beg clients... before the construction starts, pack so that moving back in is easy. In other words,... close to home for me, we had significant air pressure going to an adjoining room from..."