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How to Choose the Right Flooring for Your New Home’s Porch and Deck

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When planning the construction of your dream home, part of making the right decisions for the build involves selecting the best materials that will go into it, and that includes the flooring for the porch and/or deck. It will need to last for decades – and look good doing it!


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Sometimes when we’re designing our dream home we forget those oh-so-important exterior decisions. What about siding? It’s straightforward, right? Not exactly. There are plenty of options when it comes to siding, and we’re here to break down how to make the right choice for you and your home.

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As outdoor living spaces increase in popularity, there is a greater demand for decks with interesting designs and features. If you’re ready to add a deck to your new or renovated home, consider important factors like size, location, layout, budget, fixtures, materials, and local codes when planning your dream deck.

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It’s so easy for the price tag of your new home construction project to skyrocket the minute you start picking out what you love. With a few tips and tricks, you can be sure to stay right on budget and still get exactly what you want.

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The Time’s Up and Me Too movements have focused attention on women’s role in society, and today’s women architects continue the trailblazing that their predecessors started by achieving success and renown in their still-male-dominated field. During National Women’s History Month, we acclaim the outstanding achievements of some extraordinary contemporary architects.

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Have you considered building your next home with a metal roof? The roofing is not only a long-lasting solution but a sustainable one. And it’s a handsome, contemporary look for those looking for some serious curb appeal.

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Have you ever considered a duplex home? This option can be the perfect solution for a multi-family investment property or just extra space for your own family and friends. Explore the potential of building a duplex home to invest in the kind of property that offers endless future options.

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James Abram Garfield, who was born on a frontier farm in Ohio, chose a farmhouse for his family’s “forever” home. The lush lawns of Lawnfield, with its famous front porch, provided the stage from which Garfield conducted the campaign that got him elected the 20th President of the United States.

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From the modernization of foreign embassies to memorial landmarks, convention centers, college residences, state-of-the-art libraries, and more, Peter Cook, Marshall Purnell, William Stanley III, and Ivenue Love-Stanley have made marks in architecture, design, and interior planning. During Black History Month, we showcase their work and creative vision.

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With the media filled with news of wildfires, hurricanes, and damaging floods, it should be no surprise that weather proofing a newly built home is on the mind of many a new and potential homeowner. Learn what materials and building techniques will help protect your home against the elements.

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From home automation technology, energy-efficient innovations, multi-generational design concepts, and lighting styles to trends in cultured-stone and wood decor, mix-and-match doors, kitchen appliances, door locks, and tiles, the 2018 International Builders’ Show showcased amazing and exciting ideas that may shape the future of the building industry.

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