There are countless gizmos and gadgets that are designed to help us overcome tedious tasks and lead a more fulfilling lifestyle at home. Here are just a few of the ways that modern technology is allowing homeowners take complete control of their living space.
Property with a view, unique design, and extra parking? Yes. Privacy issues, more foot and motor traffic, more maintenance? Could be. Corner lots are loved and hated by many, for different reasons. Might it be the spot for your dream home?
From going over budget to the results not coming out as planned, remodeling projects are a hassle. In our building vs. remodeling guide, we give you the reasons to consider looking at house plans rather than remodeling tp realize your dream home.
Start building your home in the spring and be sitting pretty in it by summer. Sound too good to be true? With structural insulated panel construction, it could be your reality. If cutting the building time of your home by more than half isn’t appealing enough for you, its other features are sure to be.
A study by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that single-family home construction continues to rise. Not since 2008 has the outlook for the housing market been more promising – with millennials and first-time buyers poised to purchase new homes. We look at the interesting trends reported by the study.
Ontario's Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) is a must-have before building in that province. It’s similar to the requirement in most parts of the United States that local architects or engineers inspect/stamp blueprints before homeowners can receive a construction permit from their municipality’s building department. Here's what you need to know.
Flooring takes up a lot of the material in a new house, so it behooves you to make sure your not hurting the environment. We look at most popular eco choices: cork, bamboo, engineered wood, recycled (reclaimed) wood, recycled-glass tile, wool carpeting, linoleum, and polished concrete.
Finding just the right siding for your next home construction project is a big decision. You want your house to look good, but you don’t want to pay a fortune or saddle yourself with repainting – and worse, stripping and repainting – every few years. We have some ideas for you.
Did you know there are at least 7 kinds of building lot to choose from? Finding just the right one for your dream home construction project isn't always easy. And when you choose the perfect lot, you’ll need to match your house plan to it. Here’s what you need to know.
You may never have thought much about it, but did you know the slope of your roof is an important element of your house plans? The slope that’s right for you will be dictated by your personal tastes, your location’s climate, and even the architectural style you want your dream home to be.