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  • A Brief Guide to Counters and Flooring

    A Brief Guide to Counters and Flooring

    In the previous columns, we’ve discussed the general range of what to expect when deciding on your materials for your new home or remodel. Here is a handy list to give you a more detailed idea of what your options are for counters and flooring. Ultimately, you should choose the look you love, since...

  • Home Interiors—Choosing your Materials from the Ground Up

    Home Interiors—Choosing your Materials from the Ground Up

    In February’s column, I discussed what to consider when purchasing materials such as roofing, siding, windows, and doors, and landscaping materials for the exterior of your building project. This month, the process shifts from the criteria of primary function, style, and quality to a set of more...

  • Material Choices: When Building a Home

    Material Choices: When Building a Home

    When building a home, there are many choices to be made, from selecting your builder and architectural team to deciding what style of home you want. Once you have all this behind you, your project is in gear and you realize your choices have only just begun. Researching and selecting materials...

  • Building 101: The Work Begins

    Building 101: The Work Begins

    Building a home is an endeavor that involves many people, phases and decisions. No matter what size your project is, once your team is in place and the planning phase has been completed, the work begins. The work phase begins with an on-site pre-construction meeting to take one last look at the...

  • Selecting a Home Style: A Builder’s Perspective

    Selecting a Home Style: A Builder’s Perspective

    For most, the fun part when building a home is the design phase. When selecting an architectural style in Southern California, personal preferences, budgetary considerations, history, site logistics, regional zones and coastal regulations all come into play. Renowned for its Bungalow, Spanish,...

  • A Brief Guide to Starting Your Building Project

    A Brief Guide to Starting Your Building Project

    When starting a building project, choices are always site-specific. Some projects are simple, while others are complex. There are custom homes, remodels, and historic renovations. Some jobs are created out of necessity, while others are long-anticipated dreams. There are many styles to consider...

  • Building your Team

    Building your Team

    In the art of building, we use words like craftsmanship, skill, leadership, management, professionalism, honor and teamwork. Recognized in the professionals who make up your building team, these terms reflect the roles and standards of builders, architects, financial representatives, engineers,...

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