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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.

timber frame home (Photo by Brandon Smith)
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Timber frame homes may look like any other home from the outside — but they're extraordinary on the inside.
Bungalow syle house (Photo by © adamkaz / E+ / Getty Images)
A bungalow is a small one- or two-story house often marked by dormer windows and wide verandas
marble counter, bathroom
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Certain home design features make it harder to sell a house.
Here's one of the most popular questions from the Angie's List Answers forum!
Question by linz2922: Would like to move furnace water heater and water softener down as well. Then also to add about 8ft out off of back off home w New basement under that as well finish off w New Windows and siding
Federal style house
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Symmetry, simplicity and elegance sum up the homes that were popular in the nation's earliest decades.