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Design Covenants and Restrictions

When beginning the design process most people are concentrating on how the final home will look and flow. That’s how it should be, however before you invest your time and energy into the design process it’s important to know if there will be any restrictions imposed on your design, due to your location. Restrictions often [...]

Codes, Loads and Other Specifications

You have the land and you have a design concept, but before the actual home can be built there are many plan specifications which must be understood, addressed and handled before actual construction can begin. What do these include? Who is responsible? How important are they? We address them all in this week’s article. What [...]

How Long ‘Til My Log Home Is Built?

Soon there will come a day when you decide that you are finally ready to kick-start your dream of building a custom mountain home.  Even though you will have waited so long already (maybe you are waiting for retirement or the sale of an existing property) you may find that your wood home can’t be [...]

Choosing a Floor Plan

You know that you want to build a wood home. You know your preference of log or timber construction, and you know about how much space you need. You may even have started to sketch out where rooms might be placed, and what kind of specialty spaces you would like to add. But how do [...]