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Log Homes

Log homes have come a long way since the days of Abe Lincoln. They now come in three basic styles and include as many modern-life luxuries as your budget will allow. Like all kit or system-built homes, log homes are also usually less expensive per square foot to construct than traditional homes. Some log home…

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Home under construction

Building a New Home

Prospective homeowners should give careful consideration to their decisions when planning to build a home. A great home is one that you are happy to wake up in every day, which is efficient in its layout and usage, that is interesting yet practical, and that brings joy into the very basics of living. These 8…

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Craftsman home

The Historic and Well-Built Craftsman Home

The Craftsman Home was popularized in the Arts and Crafts style of the first two decades in the 20th Century. This style refuted the ornate and elaborate for strong construction and beauty through simplicity. The interior and home design were accomplished through subtlety and dignity of style. Today, these homes continue to be popular because…

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Home with panels

Panelized Homes

Panelized homes are homes where different sections of the home are built in a factory-controlled environment and then transported to the building site. It may sound complicated, but in fact, the main advantage of purchasing a panelized home is that the construction process is streamlined, reducing labor costs, construction time, and building materials and waste….

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Yellow Victorian home

Victorian Homes: the Epitome of Excess

The term Victorian Homes is a broad one that encompasses a number different architectural styles and building methods. The one thing that brings them all together, however, is excess. Victorian architecture is known for its towering spires, intricate woodwork, and unconventional house plans. These homes are not for the practical homebuyer, but if you’re looking…

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Drafted design

Drafting Specialties

As a blanket term, drafting refers to the process of drawing the design for anything from a toy to a skyscraper to an airplane. In the construction world, drafting is the term used to describe the act of drawing the design for a building or structure. Though a draftsperson may not design the building or…

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Lake house

Lake House Plans

Many prospective homeowners have a very rigid view of what a lake house is: They imagine either a shabby, rundown shack or an illustrious lakeside estate. This simply doesn’t have to be the case. Many moderate-sized homes can make the lake house a viable option for people with established finances, but who don’t have inexhaustible…

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Steel framed garage

Steel Frame Homes: A Better Alternative

Houses have been built with wood for hundreds of years, and lumber is by far the most popular framing material for homes. However, a dwindling supply of old growth trees and environmental concerns have steadily increased the price of wood while quality has declined. Steel framing studs, which have been used to frame commercial buildings…

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Custom home

Have It Your Way with a Custom Builder

Hiring a custom builder is the only way to ensure you get exactly what you want from any job. Whether it be wood, metal, plastic, or concrete, whether it’s a kitchen remodel, a home addition, or a radical alteration in your home’s floor plan, a contractor who focuses on custom built renovations or homes will…

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Log cabin

The Log Cabin: A Different Kind of Statement

There are many options available for anyone looking to build a new home or vacation residence. While most people opt for a traditional framed structure, it should be noted that it is not the only option available. If you are a person with a desire to live in and with nature, perhaps it’s time to…

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