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Home Construction & Design


Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.

Large brick classic traditional house (Photo by Ursula Page -
Porches & SunroomsBrick and Stone ExteriorsMasonry
Replacing your brick front steps costs an average of $2,400 to $3,050
Cinder Block Wall With Leaves (Photo by  © Jonathan / Adobe Stock)
The average cost to build a cinder block wall is between $480 to $660.
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Brick and Stone ExteriorsMasonry
Sticks and stones may break bones, but bricks and stones can make beautiful homes
If your home's masonry is showing signs of age, it may be time to call out an expert. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Schoenholz)
MasonryHome AppraisalHome OwnershipHome Staging
Home improvements can add value to your property.
A worker cutting stone with a grinder (Photo by Mogala / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Remodel KitchensRemodelBasement RemodelingMasonry
Ensure you and your contractor are taking the proper steps to protect your health