Build Your Dream Home for Less

Author: R Dodge Woodson
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 1558703837
Release Date: 1995-09-15
Genre: House & Home

Build a quality home - and save money at every stage of construction! &break;&break;You dream about building a perfect home. But you just don't see any way to come up with that kind of money. &break;&break;So bring down the cost. Be your own general contractor and save on every aspect of building your home. Do some of the easier work yourself and the savings can soar even higher. You can do it without compromising quality. &break;&break;Part-time work, big-time equity! &break;&break;Build Your Dream Home for Less is jammed with construction information, including the smallest money-saving detail. Keep your regular job, work on the side as general contractor, and build in equity as you build your home. &break;&break;Woodson has organized his book to match the progress of your project, from weighing the decision about wearing the general contractor's hat all the way to moving in without marrying anything. Here's just a taste of what you'll find inside:&break;All you need to know about being your own general contractor&break;How to work with materials suppliers&break;What to keep in mind when selecting subcontractors&break;A close, cost-conscious look at each phase of construction&break;Materials options, and pros and cons of each&break;An appendix with sample forms and contracts&break;&break;You dared to dream, dare to try? &break;&break;This is a dollars-and-cents book. And a build-it-right book. You'll learn how to recognize quality at each stage of construction. Build Your Dream Home for Less is the book you need to make your goal a reality.

Designing Your Perfect House

Author: William J. Hirsch
Publisher: Designing Your Perfect House
ISBN: 9780979882036
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

"Designing Your Perfect House, I> is ideal for navigating the often mystifying process of house design and building. It's full of sage advice from a master architect about how to design the perfect home. Presented in 12 lessons, this text moves from wonderful concepts to a finished dream home.

Building Your Own Home For Dummies

Author: Kevin Daum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054067
Release Date: 2011-03-04
Genre: House & Home

Keep construction on track with helpful checklists Turn your dream of a custom home into reality! Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely -- and staying sane during the process! Discover how to: * Find the best homesite * Navigate the plan approval process * Obtain financing * Hire the right contractor * Cut design and construction costs * Avoid common mistakes

How to Build a House

Author: Saskia Lacey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781633221413
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learn about home construction and teamwork as three unlikely friend work together to build a miniature house! How to Build a House continues to follow the adventures of the three unlikely friends--Eli, Phoebe, and Hank, as they take on their latest engineering adventure, building a house! Follow the trio as they learn about how a house is constructed, from the foundation to the rafters. Detailed diagrams and illustrations help children and their parents visualize and conceptualize real-world home construction. Through hard work and preservation, the three friends learn the ins and outs of architecture and the benefits of teamwork. Filled with high-tech, realistic diagrams, How to Build a House provides children with a basic introduction to how a home is built from the ground up and encourages their curiosity to dream big.

Designing Your Dream Home

Author: Doe Lang
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781418566098
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: House & Home

You can have the home of your dreams! This comprehensive guide walks you through every decision and addresses all the details that most homeowners don't even know to consider. In this step-by-step, room-by-room handbook, Susan Lang considers every aspect of your homebuilding or remodeling project, such as how to Hire the right architect, interior designer, and builder Design each room to perfectly fit your family's lifestyle Plan ahead so all your storage needs are met Determine the perfect placement for light fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets Save money by avoiding costly design revisions or building change orders You'll find helpful forms and checklists that will keep you organized and assist you in clarifying your needs. And if you're worried that building your dream home might turn into a nightmare, Designing Your Dream Home covers the most common mistakes that homeowners make and shows you how to avoid them. Susan Lang has thought of everything, so you won't have to.

A Homeowner s Guide to the Custom Home Building Process

Author: Christy Ann Kicklighter
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781504328012
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: House & Home

A Homeowner’s Guide to the Custom Home Building Process introduces the new homeowner to the paperwork and processes that it takes to build a home from the ground up. The Homeowner’s Guide walks you through contractor selection, bidding and contract administration, all the way to project completion. You will learn of some warning signs along the way, so you don’t get taken advantage of. Building your new home can be an enjoyable experience, by educating yourself, staying positive, and visualizing the outcome—your dream house. “I have personally known Christy for over twenty years. Christy is very personable, honest, hard-working, and dedicated. She has an excellent understanding of the construction industry and associated paperwork, and her estimates have always been accurate.” —Paul U. Dritenbas, AIA, principal architect

What Your Contractor Can t Tell You

Author: Amy Johnston
Publisher: Construction Mgmt Services
ISBN: 0979983800
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: House & Home

A comprehensive guide to getting the best results while building or renovating a home operates on the belief that homeowners can't know what goes into a plan unless someone tells them, which is based on the premise ... if homeowners knew even 10% of what the professionals know, they could avoid 90% of the problems. Original.

So You Want To Build a House

Author: Jeanne Gore
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071491235
Release Date: 2010-06-27
Genre: House & Home

Shows homeowners how to stay within one percent of their budget Delivers the perfect balance of information--covers everything homeowners need to know without overwhelming details Ready-to-use worksheets save time and money Tells homeowners who to meet with, when to meet, and how to track progress and control costs

The Forever Home

Author: Kevin Harris
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599324289
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre: Architecture

The Forever Home provides the foundation to confidently explore what you want, plan your dream home, and find the right professionals to make it a reality. Renowned architect Kevin Harris will guide you through his proven, step-by-step process to design and build a house that fits you so well it becomes your forever home. No matter where you travel, your forever home is the place you feel complete. Inside these pages, you’ll learn how to: • Determine when it makes sense to hire an architect • Evaluate and assemble the design team and construction team that’s right for you • Understand the residential construction process • Use the Hierarchy of Design to make the most important decisions first • Recognize the pitfalls and avoid many common, but ill advised cost-saving schemes The Forever Home will pave the way for you to design and build not only the home of your current dreams, but the home that will be perfect for your children, grandchildren, aging parents, and even you later in life.

Super House

Author: Donald Wulfinghoff
Publisher:
ISBN: 0965792633
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Architecture and energy conservation

"Guides lay readers through the design of a custom residential house that emphasizes energy efficiency, comfort, environmental health, structural strength, fire safety, and beauty. Economy is achieved with conventional materials and building practices. Also intended for home renovations and repairs. Includes a section on alternative energy technologies. Fully illustrated"--

The Everything Home Building Book

Author: Lesley Bolton
Publisher: Everything Books
ISBN: 1593370377
Release Date: 2004-04-08
Genre: House & Home

Don't settle for someone else's idea of a dream home -- build your own! The Everything Homebuilding Book provides you with all you need to know about the process -- from creating a design and finding a location to selecting materials and managing costs. Whether you plan to hire a contractor or do the work yourself, this step-by-step guide shows you how to save money, avoid delays, and construct a home that fits your specific needs. Filled with professional advice and experienced insights, The Everything Homebuilding Book helps you avoid the pitfalls so you can create the perfect home for your family. Whether this is your first home or just the first one you're building on your own, The Everything Homebuilding Book is your resource for realizing the American Dream. Book jacket.

Building Your Home

Author: Kristina Leigh Wiggins
Publisher: Brown Books
ISBN: 1612549403
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Architecture

In a savvy and thorough guide to remodeling and building homes, architect and project manager Kristina Leigh Wiggins guides us through every step of the daunting process. Whether your project is indoors or outdoors, long term or short term, big or small, you¿ll want to have Building Your Home: A Simple Guide to Making Good Decisions by your side to help you achieve the home of your dreams.

Prefabulous Sustainable

Author: Sheri Koones
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613126462
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Architecture

Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient, sturdier, and more cost-effective than site-built homes. The book is divided into 3 categories—green, greener, greenest—and the homes featured vary in style, design, type of construction, and size. All of the homes included in Prefabulous and Sustainable have been customized to create a level of sustainability beyond the inherent qualities of prefab. Written in an easy to understand and approachable style, author Sheri Koones walks the readers through each of the homes, explaining the materials, strategies, and systems used to create a sustainable living environment. Photographs, captions, floor plans, and sidebars illustrate to readers that green living is not as complicated as one might think, and attainable for everyone. Also included is a resource guide, making this book a hand-on guide for homebuilders. Praise for Prefabulous + Sustainable “Authoritative and beautiful. Once again, Koones builds her case for pre-fab thoroughly, and presents it in a compelling, well-organized package.” —Allen Norwood, NAREE Book Competition Head Judge