Who Needs an Architect? The Key To Designing Your Own Home

July 28, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

The Highs And Lows of Designing Your Own Your Home
Experience goes a long way when it comes to architecture and design. By this, I mean designing a home is no walk in the part. On the contrary, there are a number of strategic and carefully constructed angles that need to be applied in order to achieve success. In this fashion, you should consider working with other people to manifest your ideal home. In some cases, certain ideas will not work because of the particular space.

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Home Design: Assessing Needs vs Wants

May 29, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

When planning a home design or remodel, there are many considerations that you must keep in mind to ensure the best results. For example, if you have a budget to stick to during the design process, then this should be you top priority and will likely affect the rest of your design as a whole. Furthermore, however, you will need to know how to properly assess your needs versus your wants when it comes to your redesign. This is the best way to end up with a design that falls within your budget Read the rest of this entry »

Give Me Some Space! Creating Floor Plans That Work

March 29, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

Choosing a floor plan that will provide you a comfortable and attractive environment while maximizing your available space can be an important concern for any household. Poorly arranged furnishings, ineffective storage of unneeded items and belongings and a lack of organization could be costing you the chance to enjoy a better aesthetic and interior atmosphere. Designing a better layout or floor plan allows you to make the most out of your home, and will ensure that any activities, events or Read the rest of this entry »

Home Design with Home Security in Mind

January 25, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

When it comes to home security, if all you want is a decent enough system, there are plenty of sites and services that can help you find what you need. If, however, you’d like to get a little creative, then there are some design choices that could really make the home safer.

For example, let’s say you purchased a home with some ridiculously tall hedges or bushes flanking the door. Lots of people think these are great design choices but, really, they aren’t. Aside from being absolutely tacky, they are also quite dangerous in giving potential intruders something to hide behind.

If you must have bushes in your front lawn, go for something a little more pleasing to the eye and maybe waist-high.

Another thing that might look great on your front lawn is a nice gravel or pebble path. Elements such as these really create a pleasing contrast between the green grass and the white or beige pebbles. These can also make good warning signs.

Who do you know that can tread softly on a gravel path?

And those are really just a few suggestions on the home design front that can also prove beneficial in the home security department.

Throwing Out The Welcome Mat: Designing Appealing Entry Spaces

October 20, 2012 - 12:00 am Comments Off

Designing and decorating a new home can be a daunting task, however, knowing a few basic tips can make the job easier. A new home should reflect a bit of the person who owns it, and each room should be designed for maximum use and efficiency.

Designing the main entryway to a home is a good place to start. This is the first part of the home a guest will see, so it should be warm and inviting, as well as Read the rest of this entry »

Essential Lists For Couples Building Their First Home

October 18, 2012 - 12:00 am Comments Off

Building a home can be an exciting endeavor, especially if it is a first home. There is excitement about picking the lot, the building materials, appliances and such. As the home nears completion, moving in becomes a priority. However, before stepping into the unknown of building a first home, couples who do their homework will find the process to be a lot less daunting.

One list of essentials to address prior to building a first home includes finding the Read the rest of this entry »

The Perfect Contractor: A Match Made In Heaven

October 17, 2012 - 12:00 am Comments Off

When building a home, having a contractor that understands your wants and needs is going to be crucial. You’ll have a much better working relationship with your home builder when he understands your expectations. He’ll be able to make sure that you are getting what you want from your new home if you are able to communicate well.

Being able to communicate well with your home builder is going to help make your home building process more enjoyable and less of a headache. You’ll be able to cut out most of the frustrations that can come with Read the rest of this entry »

The Hidden Costs Of Building Your Own Home

October 13, 2012 - 12:00 am Comments Off

Building your own home can be a joyful occasion, but it can also be a trying time. Problems and hidden costs always arise when building a home or doing any type of construction.

Before you begin any building you must get the necessary building permits. Starting without them can bring your plans to a screeching halt. You could also be left with fines to pay for not getting permits in the first place.

Once construction begins you will be faced with the costs of hiring a professional plumber and electrician. You need to plan for fluctuating costs of Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing A Dreamy Site for Your Dream Home

October 12, 2012 - 12:00 am Comments Off

When you are thinking of building your very own home, there are a few factors to keep in mind to ensure you are making a wise investment and the right choice for you and your family. Before you can begin the building process of your home, it is vital to review the budget that you have available to spend and also to consider the locations you would like to have your home built in as well. If you want to find a Read the rest of this entry »