Today’s episode is for those of you who want to build your house YOURSELF, but not ALL BY YOURSELF. Yes, you could hire a general contractor to build your home, but there are other ways to get help with the building process WITHOUT hiring a builder to manage the entire project.
Today’s episode is a combination of product overviews, mini lessons, and interviews. You’ll hear a couple of clips that I recorded at the 2016 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Marvin windows and doors tells us about what’s new and trending and we’ll learn about some things that we can do to make our homes stronger from the folks at Simpson Strong tie.
We start the show off with advice that Tom Silva of This Old House has for those of us planning to build our own homes.
Show notes at www.BYHYU.com
We’ll go over 10 home trends that I saw at the 2016 International Builders Show in Las Vegas.
1. Multigenerational Home Design
2. Flexible and Multipurpose Rooms
3. Indoor Outdoor Living
4. Aging in Place Features
5. Energy Efficiency and Green Building
6. Brass is Back!
7. Practical Luxury
8. Optional Formal Living and Dining Rooms
9. Mix and Match, not Matchy Matchy
10. Laundry Rooms Near Bedrooms
Today you’ll hear the second and final part of an interview with structural engineer Phillip Lewis. We’ll learn more about structural engineers and we’ll talk about some things we can do make our homes more structurally sound.