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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.

Energy EfficiencyWindowInsulation
How sealing windows, cleaning gutters and other small steps will save money on energy this winter.
A professional insulating an attic at a house (Photo by artursfoto/iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
The typical cost to install attic insulation is $1,700 to $2,100
Interior of organized garage (Photo by Jodi Jacobson iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Stay warm, reduce energy costs, and (maybe) even muffle sounds in your garage
The exterior of a house with landscape (Photo by Iriana Shiyan -
PlumbersGutter CleaningAlarms and Home Security SystemsInsulation
Winterizing your house while you head to your vacation home for the season ensures there are no headaches to return to in the springtime
Contractor installing insulation in ceiling (Photo by Arturs Budkevics/
Different types of insulation provide different benefits for energy efficiency, pest control, noise reduction, and eco-friendly living