Category: Build a Home

Study: How Americans Really Feel About ADUs and Tiny Homes

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Outside view of a tiny house made of wood

It’s not unusual for people to downsize when they get older. However, these days, it’s not just empty nesters and retirees who are downsizing. Searches for tiny houses have increased 680% over the past 10 years, and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are growing at a rate of 9% per year. Homeowners and would-be homeowners of.....

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Questions to Help You Select a Builder

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Select a Builder

If you’ve made the decision to buy a newly built home, your next choice could be the most important one of all: choosing a builder. If you plan to build a custom home, using plans from an architect or working with a design-build firm, you’ll need to carefully vet the builders who work in your.....

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Wool Insulation, The Healthier Insulation Option

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Havelock Wool

Americans spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. However, the air we breathe indoors is typically two to five times more toxic than the air outside due to poor ventilation and off-gassing of toxic chemicals from products ranging from flooring to paint to furniture. One way to improve air quality – and our health.....

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New Home Construction Statistics

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New Home Construction 2021

Data Shows Unmistakable Boom in Residential Construction With unprecedented labor and construction supplies shortages standing in the way, you would think new home construction is stagnant. In fact, according to data collected over the past two years, it’s on the rise from coast to coast. Each month, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department.....

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Porcelain Counter That Looks Like Marble

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The New Kitchen Counter

Anyone who spends time perusing "shelter" magazines like House Beautiful or Architectural Digest or who drools over glamorous house photos on Houzz or Pinterest has probably daydreamed about marble. Marble kitchen counters, marble backsplashes, marble bathrooms… while marble has been the ultimate luxury material for centuries, a moment of practical thought sometimes brings those daydreams.....

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Vadara Quartz Surfaces Unveils New Color Lineup for 2021

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Vadara Quartz Surfaces

If you’re seeking top-quality countertops or solid surface solutions for your home, whether a custom build or remodel project, consider Vadara Quartz Surfaces (Vadara), a world class manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces. Vadara has recently added six new fashion-forward color options to its lineup. Inspired by the classic colors found in marble and quartzite, Vadara’s.....

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