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How to Choose Between a Single-Story and Two-Story House

Image source Purchasing a home is a pretty big financial step, so there are many important choices to be made. The choice that usually holds the greatest dilemma among homebuyers is the one between a single-story and two-story house. The thing is, there’s no clear-cut answer to which is the better investment. This depends on [...]

Ways to Save Money When Building a House

Like this house plan? Click here to see the plan specifications. The home buying process is complicated for many Americans. There are many options for housing on the market, but some feel as though nothing fits exactly what they need within their price range. Because of this, many people have considered the alternative option of [...]

The Process of Building a Custom Home: How to Get Started

Click here to see the floor plans and specifications for House Plan 51939. Building a custom home can take some extra thought and effort when compared to purchasing an existing home, but there's really no comparison to the amount of freedom and flexibility that this option affords you. Benefits include taking full advantage of the [...]

Garage Design 101

When planning to build a new home, most prospective homeowners spend hours agonizing over kitchen tiles or the exact layout of the master bathroom. The garage, on the other hand, receives far less attention. After all, how do you “optimize” a rectangular box used to store cars and lawnmowers? But designed well, a garage can [...]

By |September 26th, 2014|Before Your Build, House Design|1 Comment

Stock House Plans – The Good, the Bad…and the Unknown

By David Porter AIA - Consulting architect to the Garlinghouse Company since 1989 You have looked through lots of plans magazines or you have spent hours sitting at your computer looking at plans services' websites and there it is; bingo....a rendering or photograph of that dream house you have always wanted.  Even the floor plan [...]

Avoiding Common Problems with Your Builder

Building a house is a lot of work for the builder, but it's also a lot of work for the homeowner. Here is some seasoned advice to help smooth the construction process. The homeowner's work begins with hiring the builder, or general contractor, which is where many projects start to go wrong. Yet, problems arise [...]

By |May 17th, 2008|Before Your Build, Home Construction|0 Comments

Choosing A Neighborhood

By Cynthia Doggett You know you want to build. You have your dream house plan in mind. But where? Haven’t you heard? Location, is everything. In fact, location has the greatest effect on everything to do with your investment—in terms of property value and your family’s well-being. Choosing a neighborhood sounds easy enough, but there [...]

Be Your Own Contractor

 By Cynthis Doggett In a lifetime, there are not many projects that equal the enormity of building a new home. It is a tremendous investment of time, funds and for many, the realization of a long awaited dream. One way to ensure that your dream house becomes a reality is to be your own contractor. [...]

By |May 17th, 2008|Before Your Build, Home Construction|0 Comments