(Closed) building a house

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 4
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

We’ve talked about building a home in 5ish years too.  Via google reader I subscribe to an insane amount of interior design blogs to start getting ideas about what I like and what I don’t like.  We also keep our eye on builders that are building in the area we’re interested in.

There are also a lot of emagaizes with design ideas – Lony, High Gloss, etc.

The best way to find a builder is by word of mouth, so start asking around.  Good luck!

Post # 6
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ideally, one day my husband and I would love to design our own home. I’m an architect by profession and he will be soon so it is every Architect’s dream to design their own home and stamp their own drawings. That would be ideal.
My husband also wants to do much of the building himself in terms of putting up 2x4s/metal studs, drywall, flooring etc. Things that will require a trade professional we will outsource, like pouring foundation walls, roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.

So we will see, something like this not developer, pick a model plan and have a developer contractor come in can get quite expensive. I would not want to live deep in the open country so land would also be expensive!

Post # 7
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Gerbera:my parents and grandparents each built their own homes. it’s not quite as difficult as one might think once you outsource the really technical parts (foundation, electrical, plumbing, etc).

Post # 8
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

@elvit –

I follow Young House Love, Bower Power, Elements of Style, Peppermint Bliss, Made by Girl, Arianna Belle, Cote de Texas, Little Bits of Lovely, Everything Fabulous, Honey We’re Home, La Dolce Vita,  Southern Hospitality, Ten June, Two Story Cottage, and a bunch of others. 

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