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Creating a Budget and Managing Costs

Creating a budget and managing costs when building your own house is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face.  First you have to consider how much cash you want to put into your construction project and what you will be able to afford in terms of your mortgage payment when your project is complete.  If […]

By February 21, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Milestones for Building Your Own House

One of the biggest questions I had when building my own house was simply: “What order do the major steps involved in building a house?” This is second nature to an experienced builder, but if your building your own house for the first time this can be one of the biggest sources of anxiety.  The […]

By February 21, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Considering Concrete Counters?

I decided against using concrete counters when I built our current house although we had them in our kitchen and bathrooms in our last house. Although we lover the look and the utility of the concrete counters in our current house I was just going for something more finished. We had never had granite countertops […]

By February 15, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Deciding on a Tankless Hot Water Heater

Considerations when choosing a Tankless Hot Water Heater when building your own house.

By February 6, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Tankless Water Heater Plumbing Tips

Plumbing tips for building your own house including plumbing for tankless water heaters.

By February 2, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Build Your Own House – Free Excel Spreadsheet

I created this excel spreadsheet that contains planning tools to help you build your own house or do a major construction project. It includes Detailed Estimation of Costs Learn The Major Milestones of a Construction Project Create Shopping Lists Plan Sub Contractors Calculate Mortgage Payment (Including Taxes, Home Owners Insurance and PMI Insurance) I used […]

By February 1, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

Plans for Buidling Your Own House

Chances are if your considering building your own house you have been planning and dreaming about what you want for years.   There are several options for developing your house plans when building your own house.  There are endless sources for house plans online that come with just about everything you need to build a […]

By January 31, 2009 0 Comments Read More →