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.


eco-friendly interior design remodel
Interior Designers and DecoratingSustainable Living & Design
Looking to go green? A growing niche of interior designers with a green focus are incorporating Earth-friendly practices and products into interior design.
An unidentified bidder takes home his prize from a salvage auction after uninstalling it himself. (Photo courtesy of Murco Recycling)
Auctions and Estate SalesRemodelSustainable Living & Design
The deconstruction movement taking root in Chicago keeps building materials out of landfills.
Many newer home security startup companies are building their systems around the Internet of Things. (Photo courtesy of Frontpoint Security)
Alarms and Home Security Systems
The Internet of Things is connecting us in more ways than ever before, but what does that mean for your home security system?
Green kitchen remodel
Remodel KitchensKitchenSustainable Living & Design
Go green during your kitchen remodel through eco-friendly use of space and energy-efficient fixtures.
Real Estate AgentsHome InspectionSustainable Living & Design
Test your potential new home for meth before you buy or move in. Thousands of Americans unwittingly buy homes or rent apartments contaminated with meth. Meth residue can lead to illness in people and pets and cost thousands of dollars to clean up.