You are interested in building a new home or adding an addition to your existing home… how do you select a design plan that’s right for you? Everyone has different tastes in home styles. Design needs will also vary based on where one is in life – single, newly married, starting a family or downsizing. Answering these 7 questions will help you in your home design selection.
Are you someone who likes to follow trends? If so, you may have noticed that trends relating to residential home construction have changed very rapidly. Much of the flurry is related to today’s lifestyle preferences and are geared toward greater comfort and functionality. Here are some of the top trends we are seeing in the residential construction arena.
Remodeling Costs and things you need to know
Consumables like motor oil, and gas have clearly defined prices Even products that have negotiable prices, like cars and properties, can at least be seen, touched and inspected before you buy them.
But when you tackle a building or remodeling project, pricing is a lot harder to come by. It’s likely your project has never been built in exactly the same size, finishes, circumstances and location you have in mind. That makes your project entirely custom — and that means the price is, too.
Arriving at a cost for a project involves creating plans and specifications, and requires lots of time, thought and shopping. The more detailed the plans are, the more accurate the price.
So how do you get the accuracy you need when you ask about price? Start with an understanding of the process and the lingo. Continue Reading
The costs and planning for remodeling any area of a home are daunting tasks in their own right. However, the allure of improving one’s home will always entice owners. With that in mind, there are a number of different tips and processes that can be used to maintain a budget and stick to a plan when looking to refurnish areas of a home. These tips for remodeling an area of the home should be followed to help reach success.
Develop a Plan
Whenever taking up a major project, the first step should always be to develop a plan. There are so many different problems that can come up when doing major changes to a room or section, and not having a final vision in mind will cause problems. Develop a list of inspirational ideas and perhaps some sketches of what the final space would look like. These ideas can change over time, but having something in place will help push thoughts and conversations in the right direction. This plan will also help if looking for a contractor or buying materials if working on the project own your own. Continue Reading
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Cost versus Value Report, new Fiber Cement Siding replacement gives homeowners a 79.8 percent return on the resale of their home. Curb appeal is an important factor for any home. This is especially true when you are looking to sell. Many times if a potential buyer does not like your home’s outward appearance, he will not even consider looking at it. For this reason, replacing your siding is a great way to make your house more appealing. Continue Reading