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.


Your front door can make a big impression. It not only impacts your home's curb appeal, but it factor's into your home's overall energy efficiency.
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A garage is great for protecting your car from winter's elements, but did you know the garage door can freeze to the floor?
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Here are three causes of lock problems involving the keys, hinges and door strike plate.
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Locks secure your home, but they can only secure as well as the door they are attached to.
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If you battled drafty windows or doors last winter, take action now to conquer those energy-sapping openings.