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    How We Built Our Home- Primarily With Our Own Hands, Even Though We Had No Experience Building A House: Part III- Instagram

    So far in this series, we have have discussed why we decided to build our own home, how we got financed as self-employed owner builders, and how we were able to frame the house ourselves. So now let’s delve into the how Instagram affected our build. After the house was framed in, the next projects we took on were not nearly as overwhelming. Daniel had vast general construction knowledge and…

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    Our Clopay Garage Doors

    Words cannot begin to describe the rich character and charm our Clopay Canyon Ridge garage doors add to our home! As owner builders, we were responsible for choosing every aspect of our home, without the guidance of an experienced contractor. This meant research was an integral part of every decision we made. We chose our Clopay Garage doors because of their durability and the beauty they added to our home….

    August 27, 2020
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    How We Built Our Home- Primarily With Our Own Hands, Even Though We Had No Experience Building A House: Part II- Framing

    Research is key if you are thinking about undertaking a large project like building your own home. We spent countless hours researching every single aspect of our home. It consumed us for months, but it saved us so much money and allowed us to do so much ourselves, it was absolutely worth it! We did not take anything at face value or first answer, if we didn’t like the price…

    August 23, 2020
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    How We Built Our Home – Primarily With Our Own Hands, Even Though We Had No Experience Building A House: Part I- Financing

    I shared our why in a previous post, and now I will start delving into the how of building our own home with no experience. First of all, let’s talk financing. If you will be paying cash, none of this part applies to you, but there are some helpful tips further down! However, if you plan on getting a construction to perm loan, depending on where you live, you may…

    August 21, 2020
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    Outdoor Living

    Living in Florida, creating outdoor spaces for our family to enjoy year round was just as important as creating indoor ones! While intense heat, humidity, heavy rain and bugs are all thing we deal with, we made sure to create spaces we could utilize throughout the year. With three different porches and a sitting area next to our pond, there are plenty of options to choose from when looking for…

    August 17, 2020