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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.

Remodels can be pricey, but understanding how to accurately compare estimates can help you save money. (Image by Brandon Smith)
Hiring a ContractorPlanning a Remodel
Whether you are building a house, adding a room or remodeling your home, you need to get at least a couple of estimates.
Air ducts
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When a qualified contractor installs them properly, duct systems are nearly noiseless and problem-free.
Contractor drilling into wood.
Hiring a Contractor
What trait leads to the most satisfied homeowners with their home improvement projects?
help emergency guide
Hiring a Contractor
Emergencies happen to all of us, in all areas of life. But you can and will make it through, especially if you follow this one simple rule: Don’t panic.
itemized or flat rate contract
Hiring a Contractor
Dear Angie: Should contractors itemize their bills? Is that the norm, or is flat rate becoming the norm? -- Roger E., Parker, Colo.
 
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