1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Buying vs Renting a Home, Which Is Best?

    Are you ready to move out of that apartment into a house? A Look at Buying vs Renting. Purchasing a home is a huge decision that requires you look beyond the aesthetics of a house, or if the neighborhood has a pool and what type of neighbors or school district you may be in. There many questions you…Read More

  6. Building a Home In Houston? Learn How To Read A FEMA Flood Map

    Flood Insurance Rate Maps "FIRM's" are commonly known as a FEMA flood map. Here's how to read one. If you are planning to build a new home or thinking of purchasing an existing home in a Houston flood plain, you need to do your research. Since the 1970's the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FE…Read More

  7. Things To Consider When Building A Custom Home

    Building a custom home is a lifetime investment, as well as a dream for many individuals. Because of this, it's extremely important to get the floor plans for your custom home right. After all, it's much easier to adjust a home designer's draft than it is to modify a home that has already been built…Read More

  8. 7 Top Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

    Ask These Seven Questions to Make Hiring a Contractor Less Risky Building a new home or remodeling your old one can be exciting as well as challenging. The key to a smooth experience is to hire a reliable contractor to oversee the job. So, what questions should you ask before you sign that contract?…Read More