What is Residential Site Plan Drawing and Why You Need One

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

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

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

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...