Your home is your castle, but lately it looks like a set in Game of Thrones. You decide it’s time to get the medieval out, and into the 21st century. You find a builder or General Contractor and with his bid you get “an allowance” for finishing materials. Immediately you are concern with choosing the right material and finding it within your “allowance”. Unfortunately it’s more common that what most people think.
Starting any type of remodel is always exiting, especially a bathroom that can turn from utilitarian to an oasis. Any type of remodel must start with a plan and a budget. Planning on what to do, or more important, what not to do when remodeling your bathroom will save you thousands.
This is the part of the construction phase that is most exiting for the home owner. All the drywall is up, tape embedded, when all the spaces finally take shape. It’s time to make a decision on the texture that will go on your walls.
Windows help establish a home's visual character. They frame views from inside the home and allow for ventilation. Installing a window is easy, but as they say, the devil is in the details. A poor installation can allow water to enter the building, which will have dire — and costly — consequences.
Do you have a nagging feeling your house looks exactly the same it did when you were a kid, even though it’s no longer your parent’s house? You don’t need to take out a new loan for major remodels — you just need some inspiration. Here are five great fixes for less than $1,000 that will bring your house into the 21st century.
You just paid a tidy sum for a shiny set of construction documents and you’re excited to start building. You’ve been working with your architect or designer for weeks, maybe months, so what could go wrong?
Modern households encounter all sorts of scenarios that require additional living space. Maybe a son or daughter has come back to live with the family after graduating from college, or an elderly parent is moving in, requiring more space. There are smarter ways to create additional living space than just patching on a new room to the house, especially if you are trying to keep costs down.
Can a debt-saddled millennial return home? Or can boomers take in their aging parents to keep them close in hand? Can they cohabitate all under the same roof? Yes, as long as the home is developed with today’s multi-generational housing needs in mind.