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Serving area for screened in deck

Samantha sent me this link tonight: 31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Homehttp://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-clever-remodeling-ideas-for-your-new-homeCan you get through this post without calling your contractor? And that resulted in #27 ‘Bring the outdoors in…’  being included in this email to our designer: Evenin’ Steve, Just a quick note here Kitchen notes & deck serving area The kitchen layout is Samantha’s domain, and we don’t have to go into extreme detail in these plans, but the pencil drawing is inaccurate as the

Timber frame house plan revisions

NOTE: this post is a copy of an email that I sent to our designer Steve.  He has been a big help to us throughout the entire planning process. Good morning Steve, I tried to keep my previous revisions email as short as possible, but I did want to let you know that the decision to make changes was not a flippant one. I recently read this book at my dad’s prompting: Your Engineered House It is a book by

Estimating the cost of building a new house

We are planning on building a new house next Spring 🙂 As such, I have been trying to get a feel for cost per finished square ft. So far, after talking to other people that have built homes in the area and a number of builders, it looks like our area is generally $75-$125 per finished square foot. We live in an aera with bountiful timber and fairly low wages, quite ideal for house construction. So, that figure it likely

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