Self-Contracting

Posts that cover topics having to do with self-contracting your own home build, acting as general contractor.

Garage FAQs: Everything you need to know about garages

Garage FAQs: Everything you need to know about garages

In this article: Attached vs Detached Pros and Cons Sizing of the Garage Sizing of Garage Doors Bonus Room Considerations Attached garage vs detached garage: I am often asked about our detached garage and why on the Century Oak floor plan we sell which is READ MORE

What to look for in Home Exterior Siding

What to look for in Home Exterior Siding

What to look for in Home Exterior Siding and Why We Chose Hardie Products for our Home Exterior Siding This post is sponsored by James HardieĀ® but the opinions expressed here are my own. Building or remodeling a home can be a challenging and emotional READ MORE

A QUICK GUIDE FOR FINDING OUR HOME BUILDING SOURCES

A QUICK GUIDE FOR FINDING OUR HOME BUILDING SOURCES

THE PAINT COLORS AND BUILDING MATERIALS WE USED FOR OUR HOME When you’re building a home, it is so helpful to see a real life examples of what you like, but it can be difficult to find the sources sometimes. In this home building guide, READ MORE

Where to Splurge / Save Money when building your Home

Where to Splurge / Save Money when building your Home

Knowing smart ways to save can actually help you get MORE of what you REALLY want when building a home! Saving money when building a home may seem like an oxymoron, but it can be done! I believe you can get your dream home and READ MORE

Organized List of New Home Build Must Haves

Organized List of New Home Build Must Haves

Did your Must Haves make this list? Are you looking for ideas and features to include in your new home? As a home designer, I wanted to know what people are looking for in their homes. So I asked the smartest, most helpful people I READ MORE

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Saving money when building a home shouldn’t feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Yes, it’s a challenge. Yes, it can be frustrating and discouraging at times, but… You can save money when building a new home! – repeat after me- EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE. Make that your READ MORE

Is self-contracting your home build right for you?

Is self-contracting your home build right for you?

Self-contracting can save you lots of money and allow you to get your dream house at a price you can afford, but it may not be right for everyone. I’ve been getting lots of questions about self-contracting and how it was to be our own READ MORE

Board and Batten

Board and Batten

Everything you need to know about Board and Batten Inside and Outside the Home Board and batten is a classic way of siding a building. Before plywood, builders used the widest boards they could make from a tree. Often that was about 12″ wide. They READ MORE