Choosing a Construction Site and House Style


Home Building

Building your own home is an often exciting, sometimes exhausting experience. It’s also a perfect chance to have a home that’s designed the way you want it to look. But whether you’re hiring a general contractor or doing most of the work yourself, it takes a lot of forethought and planning. The sites highlighted in this Web guide can help you find inspiration to create the home of your dreams and get much-needed help to ensure you don’t miss one of the many details that accompany this endeavor.

Steps to Building a Home

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The Cost of Building a Home

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Choosing a Construction Site and House Style

One of the earliest steps in building a new home is deciding what type of home you want and where to build it. With an abundance of home styles and locations to choose from, the options may feel overwhelming but the Web sites we’ve found can help you make some decisions.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • In the book “Inside the Not So Big House”, you’ll find tips for creating a well-designed home with all the elements you’ve always desired. The focus here is on the quality of your home rather than its size.
  • If you’ve ordered a custom-built home, the Web site of the company you’ve purchased the home from may also contain advice about finding the right home site for the type of home you want.
  • Choosing a location for your new home can be about a lot more than finding a suitable building site. For Web sites that can help you select a good community or neighborhood, see the “Deciding Where to Move” section of the findingDulcinea Homes Web Guide.

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Building Codes, Building Permits and Variances

Part of building your new home is making sure you’ve got your bases covered in terms of ... read more »

Architects and Blueprints

If you’ve got ideas about designing your own home and need help translating them into ... read more »

Finding and Hiring a Contractor

Many people may help you build your home, but you’ll likely have one general contractor ... read more »

Do-It-Yourself Home Building

For someone with the necessary knowledge and technical skills, building your own home can be a ... read more »

Sustainable Home Building

Sustainable home building incorporates a lot more than the use of “green” building ... read more »

Home Inspections, Walkthroughs and Homeowner’s Insurance

When construction on your home is complete, a few more steps must take place before move-in day. ... read more »

Home Building Message Boards

Sometimes the best source of advice for a project as large as a home build is other people who are ... read more »

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