Everyone needs a little help to build their dream home. Finding the perfect house plan is just one part of the process. We at the House Plan Shop have compiled some helpful home building resources here for your information and to make understanding everything involved with building and financing your new home or garage easy and hassle-free. Our experts here share their knowledge regularly so check back often to find even more useful information to help you on your way to selecting the very best house plan and getting it built right the first time.
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If you are considering building a new home, take some time to learn about the building process. The basic information in this section will help you get started and provide a general understanding of the steps and people involved in building a new home.
Where to Build Your Home
These articles offer insightful tips and ideas you should consider when determining where to build your new home. They cover points about selecting a home site, neighborhood and community that will be right for you and your family. These articles encourage you to think about your needs and lifestyle when determining the location of your new home.
The Perfect Stock House Plan
This group of articles provides valuable information regarding the types of things you should look for when choosing a house plan. Home plans come in a wide variety of sizes and styles and are designed to suit the needs of various groups of people within the population. These articles will help you narrow your search as you shop for house plans and offer a better understanding of stock house plans.
Who Will Build Your Home?
You have decided to build a new house, but how do you determine who will build it. These articles provide helpful information about what to look for in a builder or contractor to ensure you are hiring the right person for the job. A Contractor References form is provided to help you with this process.
Tips and Choices During the Home Building Process
As you progress through the building process, you will be faced with many decisions regarding the elements and features included in your new house plan as well as materials used to finish it. Educate yourself now about various decisions you will make when building your new house.
Custom Drawn House Plans
Can’t find a house plan to suit your needs? We offer custom drawn house plans. Work with a professional designer to create your custom dream home.
Home Building Budget
As you build your new home, it is necessary to stay on budget. This collection of articles offers tips for saving money throughout the construction process as well as providing a Construction Loan Disbursement Schedule to keep track of building costs.
This group of articles is available to give you insight about the ending steps of the building process. They cover various stages from finishing construction to planning your move and moving into your new house.
Interior Home Decorating
When the construction of your new house has been completed, you will enjoy decorating your home adding your personal tastes and touches of character. These articles offer budget decorating tips, ideas for themed rooms, lighting and more.
Landscaping and Outdoor Decorating
Your yard and other outdoor living areas are an extension of your home. Learn about do-it-yourself landscaping and other ideas that make your outdoor living areas useful and enjoyable. These articles offer landscaping tips and insight about some of its pitfalls helping you get the most from your yard.
Hints and Tips for Home Safety and Maintenance
This collection of articles provides insightful information about making your home safe for you and you family from childproofing to fire prevention. Also, find about log home maintenance and other home care ideas.
Green Building and Energy Efficient Tips
Green home building and energy efficient construction is a growing trend among builders and homeowners. These articles offer valuable insight about energy efficient homes from building materials and construction methods to appliances and earth-friendly landscaping ideas.
A collection of helpful tips and hints to help you throughout the building process. Use this insightful information as you build your new home to help you better understand residential construction.
Glossary of Terms
A listing of words used in residential construction to help you clearly communicate your ideas to your building contractor and understand what is happening on the jobsite.