For Building Your Own Home (02)

A Television Favorite Brings Its Homebuilding Expertise Online
Fans of the television show, "Hometime" already know that host Dean Johnson is a home building and improvement project expert with great tips and lots of know-how when it comes to transforming a home into a dream. thanks to the web site, now you can get step-by-step home improvement project help on everything from ceramic tile installation to drywall and flooring tips, deck improvements and kitchen remodeling. There's an online store where you can purchase home improvement books, plans and DVDs, and a link to television information, such as when its scheduled to air on PBS, and past show projects complete with materials lists.

Find the Right Roofer Using this National Directory
A consumer who is looking for a qualified local roofer should surf over to the website. The process is very simple, with site visitors being asked to provide a zip code to see a list of contractors near them. Along with the name of the roofer and contact information, the listing also includes the license number, years in business and Better Business Bureau information. Answers to FAQs and helpful roofing articles are also provided.

Building it Yourself? Let SelfBuild123 Help
Did you know that you can save a considerable amount of money on your building project by acting as your own contractor? This UK-based site tells you how to choose a lot, arrange financing, and arrange for the necessary insurance. You will also learn why you need a 10-year structural warranty on your project. When it comes to your home's architecture, do consider the economical and environmentally-friendly Timber Frame House design.

Get the Basics About Cabinet Building from gives you step-by-step instructions for building cabinets of all kinds. Once you have mastered the steps involved in building a car case (simple plywood box), fashioning cabinets is a simple matter of adding door or trim as desired. A list of materials and recommended tools is provided for this project, which is rated at a moderate difficulty level. Images give you a helpful visual reference to work with.

If You'd Rather Buy A New Home Than Build One...
Working with contractors and architects is not for everyone—if that's you, then here's a web site that'll help you find a new home and then some. with New Home Source, visitors can visit "spotlight" communities around the country in the search of the latest and greatest in new home building. There are eight "premier" builders partnering on the site, offering links to ready-to-move-in homes in various parts of the country, and a search function for visitors interested in researching a custom home option. There's also a plethora of informational articles any new homeowner could find useful—from how to choose certain appliances to how to design an entrance for homes in a hurricane-prone area.


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