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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.

Pella Doors craftsman front door
Honor your home's architecture with a classic exterior door design.
Pella door sidelights exterior door
A door installation contractor can help find the perfect sidelight for your home.
exterior patio French doors by Pella
Consider cost, design and style to determine which patio door is right for you.
Pet doors can accomodate pets of any size. (Photo courtesy of Juan Sanchez)
Door installation experts from Charlotte and Portland, Ore., share the best types of pet doors to install.
The exterior of an exposed brick house with a bay window (Photo by Susan Vineyard -
Window Repair and RestorationWindowStorm Preparedness
Using window film for hurricane protection is like using tanning oil as sunblock