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So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Create a New Home
Get the house you envision — and even enjoy the process — by following this architect's guide to building a new home
"guide to building a new home... ether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is a... Creating a home is more than building “3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms.” It is so much more than... owns a building company in the area that is well respected and builds huge homes for... process of building or remodeling a home, congratulations! May you grow instant roots... your new home. As a professional Home Builder in Westchester County NY and Fairfield..."
From Building Blocks to Buildings: Balanced Geometry in Architecture
"commonly, Building Blocks. It's fun to throw a mental piece of trace paper over an elevation... fantastic homes you've profiled - nicely done article!... smaller building blocks that make up the big building blocks. Ideabook full circle... white building blocks show off the inexpensive prefabricated structural materials... collage of a home. I don't even need my mental trace paper for this one! Gravity, schmavity... whole building blocks theme, but I could not help myself from including this boa..."
Home Building: 8 Ways to Stick to Your Budget
"foot to build. But what does that represent? Will it be the home you want? Does... see, a home construction budget, in both its creation and its maintenance, is more... that any home construction project has? And you can certainly ignore any cost-per-... au/cost-of-building-a-new-home/ We're in the middle of having a new home built, and by... generator, home intergration, details that come up in the building that you did not see..."
Home Building: The Case for Cautious Optimism
"thousand home builders in the same room? Answer: A strong sense that there still are... house building industry has been in the doldrums these last few years. Rather than... Instead of building new homes in a market that isn't supporting new home sales. Why not... housing? Building new homes today just makes things worse (leaving Vacant homes, Declining... those homes. Create efficient well designed homes for middle income families, young..."
Handmade Home: Build a Simple Flower Box
"Want to build some for the front of our beach cottage. And this is what they can look... yard or Home Depot may be able to make straight cuts for you. If you have the dimensions... (available at home improvement stores) 9. Fill your new box with potting soil. Choose a loose... from any home improvement store or nursery. 10. Hang it! Here is my finished box. I... Handmade Home:Revamp a ChairAntique Castoff Emerges as Wall Art..."
3 Home Design Solutions to Challenging Building Lots
You don't need to throw in the towel on an irregular homesite; today's designers are finding innovative ways to rise to the challenge
"of new home building sites. Wetlands are often present. Septic fields are often located... the new homes’ septic flow were gobbled up by suburban sprawl for a generation. But... looking to build must use designers to reconceive stock house plans or come up with custom... existing home onto sites whose contours, wetlands or soil conditions make simple expansion... of new homes. Wooden Fences What size are the 4 bedrooms on the second floor of House..."
Insulation Basics: Heat, R-Value and the Building Envelope
Learn how heat moves through a home and the materials that can stop it, to make sure your insulation is as effective as you think
"through a home and the materials that can stop it, to make sure your insulation is as... to your home’s building envelope (the walls, slab and roof that protect your home from... reducing the home’s energy consumption. However, because no two buildings are the same... reasons to build energy efficient homes. Also, shouldn't our homes be free of pollutants... stages of building a new home using spray foam insulation. Thermal breaks/thermal bridging..."
Off the Grid: Siting and Building to Conserve Energy
"off-grid home. Do you want the sun to illuminate the kitchen in the morning? Will the... off-grid homes. Energy efficient homes do not have to be ugly and can have all the... need to build a new house to go off-grid or grid tied and most homes can be made much... Your home or building is an integrated whole or should be. There are many different... go into building their home thinking that design is just about looks, but there's a..."
Houzz Tour: 3 Buildings Make for 1 Ideal Artist's Home
With a studio perched between a main suite and a guest cabana, a modern Texas home has all the bases covered
"Texas home has all the bases covered... dreamed of building a house on part of her family's ranch in nearby Granbury. Architect... for the home and studio in vernacular architecture as well as an unexpected discovery... cost to build? perfection I love this house so much, but I really want to see more... which the buildings sit, elevating the importance of this movement. The space is also..."
My Houzz: A Portland Couple Builds Their Dream Retirement Home
An Oregon couple emphasizes indoor-outdoor living and accessible design in their energy-efficient, visitor-friendly house
"looking to build their dream home in Portland, Oregon. They had lived in the same house... OsterCraft Homes and Macadam Floor and Design, they modified the plan to carry out their... Modern Homes | Contemporary HomesMidcentury Homes | Ranch Homes|Traditional Homes... us your homeBrowse more homes by style:Small Homes | Colorful Homes| Eclectic Homes... Marsha. "Building our home gave Mike a lot to do during his first year of retirement..."
Experience Your New Home — Before You Build It
Photorealistic renderings can give you a clearer picture of the house you're planning before you take the leap
"your home before you take the leap of faith to have it built. Photorealistic... and his home plan website - he is super talented, does fabulous modern home plans and... Revit; a Building Information Modeling software. We also offer animated walkthroughs... virtual home. I have attached some images for you to see of exterior renderings...... their home (or other structure) in whatever documentation package they come to us..."
How to Build a Greener Driveway
New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced
"If your home is like most, the water probably travels down gutters, through downspouts... We are building a home on acreage near the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and... larger home--the earth, and the creatures that are fighting for survival there, the... at our home but everyone talked me out of it... You also need to check with the applicable... the new home for our local watershed association. They are good looking and durable..."
Houzz Tour: A Connecticut Beach House Builds New Memories
"summer home ready for a family and many guests... two-story home that dated back to the early 1900s. The problem? Previous owners had... retained the home’s quirky, simple seaside architecture; added a clean, serene sense of... a new build can't replicate. Great family home for gatherings. White is definitely... summer home. It's not meant to be a four season home. The more you insulate it, the... such a home. Refined, edited perfection. It's a beautify home with minimal upkeep..."
Houzz Tour: A New Chapter for a Storied Chicago Building
Al Capone may have once run the joint, but this top-floor unit had lost its character — until an interior designer moved in
"permanent home for herself. “This building was built in 1898, and it has a lot of stories... Lakeview building that had a long-established history in which to make a more permanent... used this building as a speakeasy, she says. “When it was built, it was a getaway for... ” The building’s more recent history was not so poetic. A 1980s renovation had stripped... of the building & that macro shot of the chair - I'd love to see more detail shots..."
Houzz Tour: 3 Small Buildings Maximize Nature Views
This Washington artist's island trio treads lightly on the land, opens up to water and forest vistas, and offers privacy
"wanted to build a home in Washington's San Juan Islands where she could be inspired to... Rather than building a large two-story house with all of the same water views, the architects... divided the home into three separate one-story structures. which minimized the impact on... looking building. I like the look of butterfly roofs but aren't they more likely to... sq ft home and would have love to see what they did with the limited space Hi Suedenar..."