Category: Planning

General Contracting For Dummies
Philosophy, Planning | January 21, 2023
General Contracting For Dummies

General Contracting For Dummies! I am one of those types of people who has a hard time paying someone else to do things that I can do myself. And I enjoy trying new things and learning how to do new things. I think this is a genetic issue so I will blame it on that. Dad would agree. My beautiful…

How To Find A Good General Contractor Near You
Philosophy, Planning | January 20, 2023
How To Find A Good General Contractor Near You

Are you looking for a good General Contractor near you? Someone you can trust with a rather large sum of your money for which you are willing to exchange for the process of allowing them to assemble a large structure over your head. A structure that needs to stay up there for an extended period of time and battle the…

Small Homes Are Great!
Architecture, Layout, Planning | October 7, 2022
Small Homes Are Great!

Small Homes Are Great! I have a wide range of home style favorites. Within those styles you will find great big or small sized layouts. But I think there is something fascinating about a small home with rooms that have the right proportions that give it a cozy feel. Imagine sitting in a comfy chair in the fall with a…

Houzz.com - 10 Home Design Trends To Consider
Finishes, Interior, Planning | September 30, 2022
Houzz.com – 10 Home Design Trends To Consider

Houzz.com – 10 Home Design Trends To Consider – Houzz.com is another website that can suck you in with photo after photo of design ideas. It’s a great resource for anyone considering a construction project. Houzz recently published an article with ten home design trends to consider. Check it out here; Click for article…

Floating Vanities in Bathrooms
Interior, Planning | September 30, 2022
Floating Vanities in Bathrooms

I am a big fan of floating vanities. Typically you will find them on modern contemporary styles homes, but they can work with most styles of bathrooms. Add softened indirect lighting below, modern sink and faucet, clean minimal cabinetry, and you have a great start to one of the more important details in a bathroom. Click for article…

All About Very Large Exterior Doors
Architecture, Exterior, Planning | August 20, 2022
All About Very Large Exterior Doors

OXXO’s? Multi-Slides? Bi-Folds? What are you talking about?! These are names of the different door operation types for very large exterior patio door options. It seems that design trends for outdoor living spaces have left two panel sliding doors in the dust in favor of large patio doors. Contemporary frame widths, improved thermal ratings, improved performance ratings, have made these…

4 Fresh House Plans For Spring
Architecture, Planning | May 15, 2021
4 Fresh House Plans For Spring

“4 Fresh House Plans For Spring” Builderonline.com Take a look at these plans for ideas to incorporate into your design, shared from Builderonline.com. https://www.builderonline.com/design/plans/4-fresh-house-plans-for-spring_o

Planning | November 9, 2020
“It’s going to take how long?!”
"It's going to take how long?!" Construction schedules are impacted by many things; labor and quality of labor, supply chain, unexpected weather events, hourly coffee, Red Bull, and/or cigarette breaks. Possibly even the lack of general supervision of the project due to the compounding workload of General Contractors. The current environment is nothing short of busy and the demand on...
Reading Construction Drawings - "Help!"
Planning | November 6, 2020
Reading Construction Drawings – “Help!”

“Reading Blueprints – A primer on how to understand construction drawings” JLCOnline.com Here is a an excellent article by JLC Online on how to read blueprints. If you are preparing to build a home and need help decyphering what is on a set of blueprints or construction drawings, this article is a great resource. Journal Of Light Construction – JLC…

Matt Risinger - "Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship
Planning | November 3, 2020
Matt Risinger – “Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship

“Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship” MATT RISINGER, RISINGER & COMPANY One of my favorite people to learn from in world of residential construction is Matt Risinger of Risinger & Company in Austin, Texas. Residential construction methods are evolving into a blend of beautiful aethetics, high performance fenestrations, and functional spaces . Matt sets the bar very high and he is…