Turn Your Home into a Cabin Retreat

Turn Your Home into a Cabin RetreatEach year, DIY Network gives one lucky winner their very own state-of-the-art vacation retreat that is designed by the viewers. Online, viewers vote on the many different phases of each home project, then watch as construction is documented in TV’s only interactive home-building series, Blog Cabin. Locations for the three cabins thus far include mountain-side retreats and lakefront getaways that encompass everything about a vacation destination.

Hiring an Architect

If your dream home project has been in your head for a long time and now you are ready to move on it, the first thing you have to do is find an architect or designer who will put the plans together. Many have a difficult time finding the right person and knowing how to approach them. This process can be easier than you think if you prepare yourself with the right information. Read more >>

WYSIWYG - What You See is What You Get, Modular Homes

WYSIWYG - What You See is What You Get, Modular HomesThe intention of this article is to clear up some common misconceptions that many people have exploring the wide world of modular homes. A problem I see happening over & over again is when retail modular sales companies don’t spend enough time educating potential buyers about the process, wanting to make a quick sale, & leaving consumers dissatisfied when they find out (much too late) down the road what’s really included with the price estimate they were given for their dream home. Read more >>

Accentuate Your Home’s Architecture With Wood

Accentuate Your Homes Architecture With WoodThe newest trend in home renovation is to add updates that are true to a home’s specific architectural tradition, whether it’s Old World Mediterranean, English Tudor, Craftsman or Victorian. Wood features are especially important in drawing attention to your home’s architecture. Because wood is a flexible and durable material, it is commonly used to achieve a cohesive look that accentuates a home’s architecture and blends its focal points. Read more >>

Green Building - Free LEED Certification Training and Preparation

The pillars of green building - sustainability, efficiency, community stewardship and health/safety - have long been familiar themes with developers, builders and consumers. Since the 1970s, as part of the initial, modern environmental movement in the United States, there developed a fringe of green builders pursuing new concepts and ways of thinking that manifested in everything from household water re-use systems to smallscale solar power generation to geodesic domes. Read more >>