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DIY tips: Design-build vs. architecture

Architects and design-build contractors have heatedly debated the relative merits of two design and construction approaches for about three decades. The truth: There are arguments for either method, even after you throw in a green twist. Under design-bid-build (the “traditional” method preferred by many architects), the owner contracts with the architect. Then, after all or most […]

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DIY tips: Green stock house plans

freegreen.com, Free Green, stock home plans

Buying a stock home plan online can be the least expensive and fastest way to obtain a design for a completely new house. Of course, there also are potential drawbacks. “The best way to get a home is to hire a full-service architect in your area who has a great reputation” and then to have […]

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Why wreck a perfectly good home?

Atlanta, Georgia

There really isn’t anything wrong with our 1929 bungalow. Except that it’s too small for the three of us. And the dog. And the cat. And the roof’s beginning to dip in one spot because the foundation’s slipping. And there isn’t a bathtub. Plus the dishwasher stopped working a few years back, there’s dry-rot under […]

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All you need to do is to visit your Custom Homepage Images tab and upload new images (you can crop them after uploading) and enter text and links to replace this text.

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All you need to do is to visit your Custom Homepage Images tab and upload new images (you can crop them after uploading) and enter text and links to replace this text.

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All you need to do is to visit your Custom Homepage Images tab and upload new images (you can crop them after uploading) and enter text and links to replace this text.