1. Don’t Start Without Your House Building Permits

    It can be extremely exciting when you decide you're going to build a brand new home -- or make extensive renovations on the one that you currently live in. Building a new house means upgraded aesthetics around you, or a more convenient, easy to use living space. However, one thing we recommend that …Read More

  2. 5 Popular Architectural Styles for Custom Homes

    When you build a home based on custom house plans in Houston, the sky’s the limit when it comes to layout and design. Still, there are several popular architectural styles that have stood the test of time that you may want to consider. These styles for custom homes can serve you well in their cla…Read More

  3. Who Is Responsible For Pulling a Building Permit in Houston?

    If you're remodeling or building a home in Houston, You are responsible for a building permit. When a home gets built or remodeled, there are many different hands that work together to get those walls up, paint applied and the door unlocked. Several people have responsibilities that must be complete…Read More

  4. What To Bring When Meeting with A Home Designer For House Plans

    Preparing To Meet With a Home Designer for Remodeling or New House Plans You have finally made all the arrangements and are on your way to building your dream home. With the first meeting between you and your home designer coming up, you need to make sure you go prepared, so your dream home doesn…Read More

  5. What is Residential Site Plan Drawing and Why You Need One

    A site plan illustrates a building's footprint in relation to the property it sits on and its attributes. When a house is properly sited, it provides a sense of belonging and a sense of place. Building sites offer a staggering variety of issues that must be dealt with when planning for a home. Deali…Read More

  6. Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Designer

    For most people, building a custom home is a dream come true. While you probably have an idea of how you want your home to look, to get the process started, a Houston house plan must be created. The planning and designing phase requires the assistance of a skilled custom home designer. This professi…Read More

  7. Learn What Building Code Violations Are and How to Avoid Them

    Construction without a permit can result in work that does not meet code. Learn about building code violations If you are not the home builder or remodeler, chances are the only time you hear about building codes is when some catastrophe has happened and is being blamed on building code violations.…Read More

  8. Avoiding McMansions: Custom Home Design Ideas, not Crass

    A popular blog gives a tongue-in-cheek tour of poor design and architecture on residences throughout America. It points out the faults in over-ambitious custom home designs so that you need not make those same mistakes in your own plans for your dream home. The old saying, “You can’t argue …Read More