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.

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Do you smell rotten eggs or sewer gas in your home? It's a sign of a plumbing problem.
Supply lines and shut off valves in older homes need to be checked by a professional, since even the highest quality versions last only 10 to 15 years. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
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If you're considering the purchase of an older home, have a professional check the plumbing before you sign on the dotted line.
Sustainable Living & Design

The nutrients in bananas aren't just good for your health, they're good for your home's health, too. Banana peels can act as a natural fertilizer, tenderize your meat and even attract butterflies to your garden! How's that for turning trash into treasure?

Sustainable Living & Design

If your fridge is disorganized, it can be hard to find specific ingredients and even harder to keep up with expiration dates. Plus, discovering a month-old, smelly leaf of lettuce in the back corner is never fun. Make the most of your space by giving each type of food a specific place.

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Is your coffee table looking a little bare-bones these days? For less than $10, you can transform an old baking sheet into a unique serving tray that's functional and beautiful. As an added bonus, you can end that game of hide-and-seek with your remote once and for all!

 
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