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.

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.

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.

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

So You Want To Build a House

Author: Jeanne Gore
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071474935
Release Date: 2006-06-26
Genre: House & Home

Build your dream house without getting a headache! From selecting the property and meeting with an architect through resale considerations and construction, So You Want to Build a House walks you through every step of the building process painlessly, on-time, and on-budget.

The Modular Home

Author: Andrew Gianino
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122687
Release Date: 2012-11-19
Genre: House & Home

Modular homes are the perfect solution if you want to build a high-quality, customized home without undue expense or hassle. In this informative guide, Andrew Gianino helps you make the best choices throughout the modular building process, with suggestions for everything from choosing the right dealer and contractor to setting the specs, price, and schedule. Whether you’re looking for a cozy Victorian or want to add a personal touch to a wide ranch, there’s a modular home that will fit your tastes, lifestyle, and budget.

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

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.

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.

Better Houses Better Living

Author: Myron E. Ferguson
ISBN: 0965485617
Release Date: 2004
Genre: House & Home

Written to help people get better homes for the hard-earned money they spend on them, the book looks at a home from the perspective of the user, the people who will be living in it. The book considers the several house-wide systems that exist in a house, then goes through the house room by room considering good and not-so-good details which are found in homes today. The reader will become a more informed home buyer and will get a better home for his efforts.

The Divorce Remedy

Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684873251
Release Date: 2002-09-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

In the United States, half of all marriages end in divorce. Therapist Weiner Davis offers couples the keys to acquiring the relationship and communication skills they need to bring their marriages back to life.

Man s Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807014288
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Psychology

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.