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Building Your Dream Home: Concept and Design

22Mar 2019

You’ve decided to build your own home. That’s a huge project and sometimes it can be a daunting one. Well, we’re here to help. This article is all about the first step in building a home. From site analysis to helping you decide what you need in a home, we’ve got you covered.

Site Analysis

Site Analysis is the first stage in any major construction project. Even if you are building something small you have to know where you want to build it and how suitable the land is to build it there. This is vitally important when you are building a house.

Farmhouse house plans

Back to the Basics: Farmhouse Style

20Mar 2019

We all love Farmhouse Style. Those wide covered porches and white rooms with the comfortable and inviting décor. That open, airy kitchen filled with color and laughter. The luxurious claw footed bathtub where you can just soak for hours to relax. We all want to have those in our home. So how do we make this rural dream a reality no matter where we live?

What makes a home have that Farmhouse Style? Is it a formula that you can follow and give your home that look instantly? Is it something that can be bought at your local big box retailer?

Safe Room House Plan

Building Peace of Mind: Safe Rooms and Basements

14Mar 2019

On March 3, 2019, Lee County Alabama was devastated by a confirmed EF4 tornado. This incredible storm left a twenty-four mile long track through Alabama and into Georgia. This storm broke a record-long 673 day streak of nonviolent storms in the U.S. It also took the lives of 23 people. Severe weather is a serious consideration when you are building a home. The main concern with severe weather is, of course, the safety of your family and loved ones.

Farmington Drive

Mudrooms: The Super Heroes of the Home.

12Mar 2019

We’ve all had that moment. A nice leisurely trip to the store turns into a race against the impending storm clouds that you inevitably lose. So here you are trudging in with load after load of groceries and soggy feet. You finally get done with the lugging and toting and realize you have covered your lovely home with muddy footprints. If only there was some sort of special room that would solve this dilemma!

Farmhouse: Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

07Mar 2019

Farmhouses are one of the most popular styles for new homes. While they have always been around they have made a surge in popularity over the past few years due to the incorporation of modern elements making them relevant and new. One of these modern elements is sleek metal roofing either in accents around the home or for the entirety of the roofing system.

5 Great Small Spec Home House Plans For Your 2019 Building Season

13Dec 2018

When it comes to choosing house plans for spec homes we know there is a lot to consider. Whether you are looking to sell or rent these new builds it is important that you get the best return on investment possible. This means making sure the house plans you choose are designed to make the most out of each and every square foot of the home. It also means keeping in mind things such as: a boxy footprint, straight and lined up framing and rooflines that are not going to break the bank. Here are a few of our top choices for small, 3 bed - 2 bath, spec home house plans.

AS THE COST OF BUILDING MATERIALS RISES WHAT ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING YOUR HOUSE PLAN?

29Oct 2018

Are the rising prices of building materials across the nation putting a bit of hesitation in your decision to build your next home? This certainly doesn’t have to stop you from building. However, it does mean you may need to be a bit more selective when choosing the house plan that is right for you. Going into searching for a house plan with the knowledge of what can save you money and what can make your project more costly than you are wanting to go will help you tackle your dream of building your next house while still staying within your allotted budget.

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