Each year, the best and the brightest in home design and construction gather at the International Builders’ Show. This year’s show in Orlando was no different, showcasing the latest innovations, products, and techniques in the industry. Here are the trends that won (as well as the ones that came pretty close).
The Millennial generation certainly took its time in entering the real estate scene. But with more stable employment and low interest rates, Millennials are ready to invest in a home and embrace that American dream. In this article, we look at what Millennials are looking for in a home and how they are changing the home buying process.
Dreaming of going off the grid? You’re not alone. Conservative estimates put the number of American families living off-grid at 180,000 and that number is rising rapidly, especially after 2020. Here’s what to expect price and planning wise, including the top mistakes to avoid to save both money and legal trouble.
With the huge push in the second home market, more Americans are thinking of making a permanent investment on that cabin in the woods, the cottage in the country, or the beach house. A second home away from crowded areas is a very attractive proposition. But is this the right time to buy that vacation home? Let’s look at the benefits and drawbacks of vacation homes – and look at the relaxing vacation plans available at TPC.
A shed is a versatile addition to your home's yard, serving many purposes: a storage space, a workshop, or even a getaway, like a She Shed. Whatever the purpose, you'll want to make sure to build the shed correctly. Here’s everything you need to know!
Construction home loans are essentially mortgages for people who are building their own home (or doing major renovations!) instead of purchasing an existing home. Because of this, they have a bit of a different structure and requirements than a typical mortgage. Let us fill you in.
Just like architectural styles, there are unique and out-of-the-ordinary home foundations that may be more intriguing than basements, crawl spaces, and monolithic concrete slabs. It may be time to consider elevated foundations that are common in coastal and beachfront homes. Think piles, piers, and screw pile foundations that can be as versatile as the customary types.
Lumber, steel, and … shipping containers? A home’s frame is essentially its skeleton. When building a house, constructing the framing is the first step to bringing your blueprints to life. We’ve covered the common costs involved, the predicted timeline, and the materials needed so you can make the best of your build.
It’s all in the pitch – roof pitch, that is. One of the most visible aspects of a roof and a home, roof pitch matters in terms of the safety and aesthetic appeal of a home. We explore this feature, its importance, the varying degrees of pitch possible, and how it affects the roofing system.
Imagine all the "must-haves" you ever envisioned for your dream home – without settling for the next best thing on the market. Building a custom home is a considerable investment that presents many challenges, but think of the finished product and the satisfaction of having done it. Are you ready for the big step?