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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Gothic architecture is a famously dramatic style of building historically used for churches and cathedrals.
An open concept living area including wide hallways and doorways allows for plenty of room for a wheelchair to manuever around the space. (Photo by Frank Espich)
Real Estate AgentsArchitects
Certain features of universal design are in high demand with home buyers.
The Cotton-Ropkey House in Indianapolis predates the Civil War. It's for sale for $1, but must be moved off the property. (Photo courtesy of Indiana Landmarks)
Relocating a home? You'll need more than just a structure relocation company. Many moves involve architects and engineers. Get all the details here.
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Remodel KitchensKitchenPlanning a RemodelArchitects
During this remodel, the kitchen and dining room traded places to provide a warmer, welcoming layout.
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New Home DesignsArchitects
Knowing what you want in a new home will make it easier to work with an architect for your house design and blueprints.