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Build vs. Buy: A Guide to Building from a House Plan in Austin, Texas
This month we explore whether it is cost-effective to build your own home in Austin, Texas and the surrounding suburbs or if it is less expensive to buy a...
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Building Green by the Numbers
The best laid plans of mice and men…You know when you try to do the “right thing”, the “green thing”, but then wonder if your choices have a...
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Build vs. Buy: A Guide to Building from a House Plan in Portland, Oregon
To build or to buy, that is the question. Is it cost effective to build your own home in Portland, Oregon and surrounding suburbs? Or is it cheaper and easier...
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Home Siding and Shingle Options
We often clad our TBH&H traditional and transitional new homes in wood siding or shingles. These give each project a unique exterior pattern and texture,...
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Top 5 Best Counter Surfaces for Busy Kitchens
Do you ever notice how we age as time passes? We seem to grow less shiny, more brittle – maybe gaining a few cracks or replacement parts. This curious...
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Finding What Fits Underfoot: A Guide To Kitchen Flooring
Whether you are truly a chef or simply spend much of your time in the kitchen, choosing the best flooring for this room is an important decision.
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How to Select a Roof
When selecting the roofing material for your Tim Barber House & Home plan, it is important to consider the climate, house style and budget in choosing the...
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A Range of Options: Ventilation For Your Kitchen
While often a design afterthought, range hoods are an important kitchen appliance that warrants special consideration. Selecting the right hood for your range...
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Choosing A Contractor: Ask a Pro
Nearly everyone knows that part of the process of choosing a contractor to build your new home requires that you check the contractors’ references. But,...
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5 Things Your Realtor Should Know
Your Realtor isn't going to know all the details a contractor would know about the buildability of a piece of land but you will need them to know the...
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Letting Off Some Steam: Ventilating Your Bathroom
Getting the bathroom ventilation right is essential to the health of your bath. Without proper air circulation, you can have a problem with mildew in no time....
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