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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Ceiling Treatments
Repairing a ceiling costs an average of $727. Most job costs range between $332 and $1,123.
Laurel Edgar created a one-bedroom apartment in her Simpsonville, S.C, for her mother. (Photo by Photo by Heidi Heilbrunn)
Ceiling Treatments
Drop ceiling cost for installation averages $1,700. Most jobs range between $1,000 and $4,000.
Drywaller smoothing a textured ceiling
Ceiling Treatments
Dear Angie: Who can I hire to remove a popcorn ceiling? How is it done and what will it cost? — Jonathan H. of Woodland Hills, California, and Marcia E. of Altamonte Springs, Florida
Ceiling Treatments

Dirt, dust and debris get caught on your ceiling fan and then are dispersed throughout your home, causing aggravating allergies and leaving a layer of dust on your furniture.

exposed lath wall with plaster key
Ceiling TreatmentsDrywall and Plaster
Live in an older home? You might have to deal with plaster instead of drywall.