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Designing Your Dream Home: Every Question to Ask, Every Detail to Consider, and Everything to Know Before You Build or Remodel
by Susan Lang
Designing Your Dream Home gives you every question to ask, every detail to consider, and everything to check out before you design and build your dream home. Designing and building a home can be s
Paperback, 386 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Thomas Nelson
(first published 2008)
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I found this book to be really helpful. Although, actually I'm still going through it. She takes you through the whole process, from finding an architect/builder/interior designer and how to pick a good one who will create YOUR vision, to checking off every lightbulb in the house. She shows you how to get organized so nothing is overlooked and everything is included in your bid so you don't go over budget. Also a lot of the common mistakes people bake when designing their own home. Just be warne ...more
While all of these forms are great and some tips are a good reminder, it is quite obvious to this author that only obscenely rich people get their dream homes and obscenely rich people that more is more. I, personally, don't need to worry about designing a house that will include live-in staff quarters or a granite kitchen island that is larger than standard granite sizes (then it wouldn't be an island, it would be a continent). And there are downright paranoid things--like the advice that your ...more