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After reading this book I feel confident in telling you to start right here!
The first part of this book explains the process of home design and building, with lots of great advice for finding and working with an architect and a builder.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is planning to build a custom home.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I am currently looking into custom building a house, and this offered quite a bit of valuable advice. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jonathan
In the past, I've always thought that hiring an architect to design a traditional residential house is akin to hiring Picasso to paint a family portrait of you, your spouse, and... Read morePublished 10 days ago by R. D Johnson
Has some good tips, some good examples. But not life changing or a must-have book.Published 1 month ago by A. Fagan
A lot of good insights for design consideration and still reading the book. This book still leans toward hiring an architect and doesn't quite complete the do it yourself formula. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RandyR09
Love that the writer has a good design sense, not just about building but about how spaces flow and how many windows you want and how to look from at the major details from a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shopper 2226
This book is perfect for people with mega million dollar budgets. For the average, or even upper middle class, person who is trying to design a home, it is over the top. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kathleen H. Forni
My husband devoured this book when I gave it to him for Christmas. It's filled with fantastic, common-sense (but not obvious) suggestions on how to build a new house that feels... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tamara
This book is full of practical, helpful advice and great ideas. The photos and illustrations are attractive and inspirational. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JeanetteH
I've been a general building contractor doing small to medium design/build residential projects in Calif. since 1978. Read morePublished 6 months ago by logan cartwright