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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
"options and how they’re calculated to get the most accurate project price possible... like cars and properties, can at least be seen, touched and inspected before you buy... circumstances and location you have in mind. That makes your project entirely custom — and... building or remodeling project, pricing is a lot harder to come by. It’s likely your project... finishes and fixtures, appliances done and ordered when construction starts and know..."
Know Your House: Stair Design and Construction for a Safe Climb
"how math and craft come together for stairs that do their job beautifully... architects and designers spend so much time designing stairs, and that true craftspeople... into the design and construction of a simple, straight-run stair.... -prom and wedding-day photos. And as a day-to-day utilitarian item, a stair is a... choreography and craft are elements that combine structure and material — all set to a required..."
Plan Your Home Remodel: The Construction Phase
"arrives, and a little designing on the fly comes in handy... in the construction phase of the project. We started construction in earnest right... Mike and Leann Rowe and me that Perry was the builder we needed. See Part 1 of... foundation and framing; most of the rest will be replaced. Our design issue was engineering... the subs and now our contractor is working on the porch and other things required before..."
What to Consider Before Starting Construction
"o you and your designer have settled on a plan for your remodel or your custom new-build... family and friends to cook delicious meals in your new chef’s kitchen. Or even feel... project: construction. As with most things, the more prepared you are, the better... occur. (And they will occur.) Here are a few things to think about.... loved the design, and wanted to build a long term relationship with the designer and..."
Homeowner's Workbook: How to Remodel Your Kitchen
"kitchen remodel, from gathering design ideas through construction and final review... kitchen designers or general contractors. Once you've pondered long enough and you're... kitchen remodeling project, then what? We'll start with the first 9 steps and we'll... decided to remodel your kitchen. Now what? Not knowing where to start, many homeowners... s and the designer. Other designers may work differently. So many Design Firms work..."
Houzz Survey Results: Remodeling Likely to Trump Selling in 2014
Most homeowners say they’re staying put for now, and investing in features to help them live better and love their homes more
"for now, and investing in features to help them live better and love their homes more... residential remodeling, building and decorating activity. Fifty-three percent of U.S... they will remodel in the next one to two years, to increase the value of their home,... enough to remodel but not enough to sell,” says real estate broker Leah Applewhite.... home" and build new, many are staying put and updating, renovating and adding space..."
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
"direct and elegant type of wood home construction that allows for generous personal... and beam construction, and how to fashion connections that have meaning to you.... imple and transparent while being an elegant expression of craft, post and beam... post and beam construction is just so simple. We just can't get any more direct... sleek and modern or more rustic and handmade. Let's look at the basics of post and..."
Your Guide to a Smooth-Running Construction Project
"money and your sanity when building new or remodeling... g the construction process, being part of the team and keeping a firm grip on the... built or remodeled home and seeing it exactly as you had imagined it at the start of... of construction: the windows are all in the right places, the flooring is the right... color, and the kitchen cabinets are a perfect fit. Now allow me to pinch you on the... ask, “And why did we have to hire another subcontractor to finish the bathroom?”..."
Contractor Tips: Top 10 Home Remodeling Don'ts
"smoothly and stay on budget with this wise advice from a pro... find out and to see what can help simplify your home remodel.... contractor, and some of those lessons can help homeowners too. What you do is just as important... don't do, and sometimes a homeowner's instinct can negatively affect a home renovation... into remodeling projects around your home. I’ve learned a lot working as a contractor... interior designer between you and the contractor, and USE the contractor a designer..."
3 Reasons You Might Want a Designer's Help
See how a designer can turn your decorating and remodeling visions into reality, and how to collaborate best for a positive experience
"how a designer can turn your decorating and remodeling visions into reality, and... stress and time, and can prevent more than a few DIY disasters. I’m not saying that... coverings and so on. Interior design today is all about creative collaboration. Gone... days of designers sweeping in and enforcing their aesthetic on everyone at any cost... with a designer. In fact, working with the right professional can actually save you..."
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
"peace and quiet inside and energy efficiency all around with this heavy-duty alternative... very warm and humid or very cold — or in areas close to noisy highways and train tracks... 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..."
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
"kitchen remodeling work won't leave you in a flurry when you follow these guidelines... for a construction project: Avoid denial and prepare. Everything you need to do falls... day of construction? Here are the basic steps.... cobwebs, and if you can't hang it, shelve it. Broom the walls and floor. Your crew will... sawdust and grime. and you probably need to do it anyway. It will be far easier to... again post construction, and a spiffy clean garage will protect your beautiful new flooring..."
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
"planned and designed project, the design and construction phases can last roughly the... needs, designing to those needs and deciding how to best to build the project). And... daydreaming and staring out the window — your team is working to understand the design... design and construction to smooth out potential issues in your timeline.... the time and cost of a project. One thing that most homeowners don’t see initially is..."
Who Needs 3-D Design? 5 Reasons You Do
Whether you're remodeling or building new, 3-D renderings can help you save money and get exactly what you want on your home project
"you're remodeling or building new, 3-D renderings can help you save money and get... your mind and now want no windows? Hold on a sec. Three-D design is a fast and efficient... of the design process. When architects actually design with you, the client — and... understand and have a feel for new design than to see it in 3-D. Rather than your having... candidates, and to take a look at their examples of drawings and 3-D presentations. Three-D..."
Plan Your Home Remodel: The Design and Drawing Phase
Renovation Diary, Part 2: A couple has found the right house, a ranch in Florida. Now it's time for the design and drawings
"design and construction are intertwined. The team assembled by Mike and Leann included... how Mike and Leann Rowe found a 1970s home with good bones and assembled a team to help... follow the design and drawing portion of the project. In a project like this, design... Prahl and Jimmy Temple of Canco General Contractors. Together, John, Jimmy and I... evaluate design options and keep the project on track. This team approach should save..."