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Beyond Design: What Do Architects Do?

Beyond the fact that architects design things, many people aren’t very familiar with what architects do. Yes, design is an enormously important part of being an architect, but the reality is that an architect’s job requires much more. Today we’re …

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Considerations for Building a Mountain Home in Colorado

Thinking about building a mountain home in Colorado? Finding the perfect lot is the first step towards making your dreams of mountain living come true. If you’re planning to build a custom home in Colorado – especially in the mountains …

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How to Create a Custom Home Program

How to Create a Custom Home Program

Programming is the first step in the architectural design process, and creating a custom home program is the first thing you’ll do when you begin to work with an architect. The architectural program defines the scope, features, purpose, and functionality …

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Consultants for Custom Homebuilding

Consultants for Custom Home Building – Who Will I Need?

Custom home building is a team sport! In addition to the Architect and Builder, there are several other consultants that you may choose (or be required) to involve on your project. Many people are not familiar with these consultants or …

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Questions to Ask When Hiring an Architect

9 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Architect

Selecting an architect is an important decision. Most people interview 2 to 3 architects before making a choice. We are all familiar with the basic questions to ask, such as for references and portfolio examples. But sometimes you don’t know …

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Custom Home

9 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Custom Home

Unless you’ve done it before, building a custom home is a new and challenging process! Today we’re going to look at some of the most common mistakes that people make when building a custom home, and tips on how to …

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Cost of Building a Custom Home

What is the cost of building a custom home? This is a common – and important – question that homeowners ask when considering building a custom home. There is no simple answer – the answer is always going to be, …

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