Building Tips to Make Your New Home a Success


We understand if you’re unsure where to begin when building a new home! We’ve gathered information on the construction process, choosing a builder, etc. to help get you started.

Building Tips to Make Your New Home a Success

How to Build an Affordable Home

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Affordability in a home is very important, because you don't want to get stuck with a home you can’t afford. Many aspiring homeowners shop on the market, but building yourself can allow you to create a home that suits your budget better. And for a lot of our customers, it's worth the wait! Building a home allows you to prioritize for yourself, and you can upgrade certain things later on when you have the money, if you want to limit your borrowing. It might seem like a lot to take on, but we have tons of customers who love their affordable dream homes!


Building a New Home: How It Happens

A foundation for a new home

It’s so exciting to build a new home, but we also know it can be overwhelming. At Direct from the Designers, we want you to feel confident in your decision to build rather than buy, so here’s a quick breakdown of the process. Once you familiarize yourself with the basics, building a home won’t seem so daunting!


How to Prepare to Build Your Own Home

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Building your own house is a rewarding experience, but it’s also the most complex undertaking most of us will ever attempt. A lot of people get in over their heads before they know it, but careful planning from the start can avert many of the worst disasters down the line. Even preparing the first few steps out of order can cause headaches and require you to change your plans, so here are the major steps you need to take as soon as you decide to build a home.


Perfect Gifts for New Homeowners

Therma-Tru Classic-Craft Canvas Collection

Owning or building a first home is a big investment and if you know someone who has just moved into or is planning to update their current home for 2015, you might want to consider gifting one of these wonderful products that will last them for many years to come.


Making Your New Home Work for You

GE Artistry Series

After you have built your home and you’ve started to think about finishes and fixtures, you may find yourself running close to your budget ceiling. Fear not—there are ways to make your money go further in your new home while still having beautiful, durable surfaces. Whether you are looking for timeless looks that will last a lifetime or simply wondering where you should splurge, we've gathered some great design tips that will help save you money.