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 Dream Home

Author: Doe Lang
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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.

Build Your Own Home

Author: Michael A. Pompeii
Publisher: Pompeii Engineers
ISBN: 0971195447
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: House construction

This is a concise guide to successfully subcontracting and building your own new home. Many people are saving 30% by doing it themselves, and now you can, too. This book shows an easy to use, step by step process that almost anyone can use to subcontract and build their own new home. It also includes all schedules, forms, and checklists that you will need. The author is a licensed Professional Engineer and Master Home Inspector, has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering, and is owner and founder of Pompeii Engineers.

Designing Your Perfect House Lessons from an Architect

Author: William J. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Designing Your Perfect House
ISBN: 9780979882029
Release Date: 2017-08
Genre: Architecture

Freshly updated, this 2nd edition of Designing Your Perfect House has tones of priceless advice and color illustrations. It is an essential guidebook for navigating the mystifying process of house design, remodeling and building. Now its better than ever and includes a bonus lesson, Building Green, Naturally. Architect Hirsch draws on decades of experience and uses his enjoyable, easy to read writing style to convey sage advice guaranteed to help you design or remodel the perfect house for you, while controlling the process and saving money along the way.

How to Plan Subcontract and Build Your Dream House

Author: Warren V. Jaeger
Publisher: Trojan Homes
ISBN: 0964782405
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: House & Home

-- Covers the subject from land issues, through the entire construction process, all the way to plandng the lawn.-- Contains anecdotes, real life examples, diagrams, applicable political comment and special exposition on such subjects as basic electricity, Radon, energy saving, windows and much more.-- Written for the aspiring home owner, but is equally valuable to building professionals and real estate agents.

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.

Your New House

Author: Alan Fields
Publisher: Windsor Peak Pr
ISBN: PSU:000050581795
Release Date: 2002-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers advice on selecting contractors and home builders, as well as discussing mortgages, site selection, environmental concerns, consumer rights, and contracts, and identifies unethical practices.

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

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.

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

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.

The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials Methods

Author: Jon Nunan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601382450
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

Learn how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials, including cob, adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, cork, wool carpeting, and more. You will also learn about the structure, climate control, siting, foundations, and flooring options you gain when using these materials. Ultimately, you will come to understand that these materials are cheaper, easier to build with, stronger, more durable, and more fire resistant.

How to Design Build Your Own House

Author: Lupe DiDonno
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394752006
Release Date: 1987
Genre: House & Home

Nearly eight hundred drawing enhance step-by-step instructions in every aspect and phase of planning and constructing one's own home

The Owner Builder Book

Author: Mark A. Smith
Publisher: Consensus Group Inc.
ISBN: 9781932272048
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: House & Home

This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.