Blog It: Building by the blogWritten by Lisa Renee Ward | | firstname.lastname@example.org
While my personal dreams of owning a new home are firmly planted in the dream category, one way I enjoy a mental escape is visiting Web sites of home builders. Whether you are like me or the possibility of buying a new home or having one built for you is a bit closer of a reality? Visiting some of the blogs and websites out there is a recommended way to dream, enjoy, plan and possibly get some ideas for your own current residence.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo does not have a blog, but they provide quite a bit of information on their Web site. They also have links to a few of the builders in our area which provides a chance for you to see some of the latest homes these local builders are showcasing. There’s also a section on green homes with builders who specialize in those as well.
Taking a little jaunt via the internet to Colorado, Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture is our next stop. This blog and the companion website contain a vast amount of information for those of interested in either new home construction or making your current home more green.
If you do decide to build a new home, what better way to share your building adventures than a blog? That’s exactly what is the focus of Building the Desmarais House is, the family takes you through the adventures with posts and pictures. I have no idea how it will all look when they were done, but the latest post showing the staircase they built, made me have a case of stair envy.
Is it possible to build a green, environmentally friendly house in downtown Philadelphia for $100,000? That is the quest of 100K House. There are quite a few posts that include videos, this site is one that you could spend quite a bit of time on. For you Twitter fans, they have one!
Another blog that focuses on green building is Jetson Green, they have posts on how to conserve energy to a myriad of home designs, some of which are amazing and best of all? They are green.
Besides visiting the local Home Builders Association Web site, I recommend the National one as well. There are a huge number of resources and informational pieces there that you could find to be very helpful. It’s set up not just for consumers but for builders too. There’s also a very flashy demonstration video on the International Home Show that will be in Las Vegas next year.
If you only visited the blog/websites mentioned here, you’d be building on becoming an informed consumer, whether your dream home is green or not, there’s quite a bit of helpful information and some great photos out there.
When she’s not dreaming about her fantasy home, Lisa Renee can be found on Glass City Jungle.