Thank you for visiting our site. Our goal is to provide you with practical, common-sense tips and advice on house design, house building, and/or being a home contractor of your own home while avoiding the common mistakes and pitfalls that can ruin your dream for years to come!
House design and building your own house is well within the capabilities of most people, but it does take considerable research, plans, and concentration. We are here to help with that aspect, including the preparation of selected house plans.
By acting as your own general contractor you can expect to save from 15 to 40 percent on the cost of homebuilding! If you are generally handy with tools, and have some knowledge of the trades, especially carpentry, and are willing to build your own house yourself you may cut costs even more.
Keep in mind that home design, plans, and homebuilding can be quite time-consuming, and maybe quite a strain on you and your family if you try to do too much yourself. It is a big job in itself just to do the new home plans, oversee construction and deal with the numerous, sometimes complex, situations involved in-home designs and house building. Throughout this site, you will find many tips and plans for dealing with these problems.
Plans for every aspect of building your home are the key to a successful project! By careful planning, you can avoid the surprises that so often lay waste to dreams that were developed haphazardly. Every hour spent on blueprints is a good investment. With good blueprints, by the time construction begins, you should be able to supervise the project from in front of your TV!
You won’t, of course, but it will be because you can’t keep yourself from watching your dream house being built, not because you are unable to stay on top of things.