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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.

Man installing insulation (Photo by DonNichols / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Save 15%—between $200 to $600 per year—on your heating and cooling expenses by using insulation in your attic, basement, wall, and crawl space areas
Warm and cozy window seat with cushions and a opened book, light through vintage shutters, rustic style home decor (Photo by Yuliya -
The average spray foam insulation cost is around $2,500, including professional installation
By properly insulating your attic you can keep warm air from escaping and save money on your energy bills. (Photo courtesy of Vinay S. of North Brunswick, New Jersey)
InsulationEnergy Efficiency
Hot air rises … but good insulation can keep your energy costs from doing the same thing.
Radiant barrier in attic
HVAC systems work more efficiently with the addition of a reflective barrier as part of your attic insulation.
Insulated attic with sunshine coming in through the window (Photo by BanksPhotos/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)
Insulating your home is one of the easiest—and most effective—ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save money