Trees abound in the northeast. Their beauty is one of the natural features that draws people to the area and makes them want to put down roots of their own.
For many homeowners, having a covered front porch might seem like a luxury. The added expense of a covered porch stretches the budget, whether you are building new or renovating—is it worth it?
No, you’re not back at school. We’re talking about the final grading of your land, done with bulldozers and other heavy equipment after your home is complete!
When you buy land to build a house from the ground up, you discover a world of stuff to think about. And one of the first and most important things? Sewage.
To plan your ideal home and watch it come into being is a pretty amazing process. And there’s probably nothing like the topic of sewage to burst that happy bubble where you daydream about your new home.
All builders have two documents that guide them when building a house: the plans and the specifications. In a perfect world, those two documents seamlessly mesh together and support one another.
Building a house is a complex process! You might be new to a lot of the terminology used by contractors and subcontractors.
You bought some land, and you’re ready to move ahead with building a house. Now what you need is a plan! A house plan, that is.
Building a house from scratch is a tremendous undertaking. It requires you to make a seemingly endless parade of decisions about things you might not have thought much about before. One area of confusion for first-time home builders can be the difference between the house plans and the specifications.
If you’re building a house, you have to have a plan—a set of scaled drawings and written specifications that will guide virtually every aspect of construction.
When you build a new house or undertake a major home renovation, you spend a lot of time with builders and contractors. How can you be sure you’re getting the best person for the job?
Home renovations can add value to a home, but you need to choose your project carefully.