Building Your Home: A Simple Guide to Making Good Decisions

Building Your Home: A Simple Guide to Making Good Decisions

by Kristina Leigh Wiggins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612549408
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 361,193
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kristina Leigh Wigginsis a successful residential architect and designer who has been pursuing her passion since she was a teenager in shop class. She studied architecture and design at Texas A&M University and founded her own wildly popular design and consulting firm soon after. She also founded her own fashionable clothing line called lil&tess, named after her two daughters. Kristina has been passionate about helping people build and remodel homes for years, and wrote this book hoping to provide people a guide for a chapter of life that can be overwhelming but also extremely rewarding if one simply knows how to make good decisions.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Selecting the Lot 1

Drive, Baby, Drive


Congratulations On Finding Your Perfect Lot!

Prepare Your Relationship for Building

Determine Your Style 33



Determine the Biggies 41

The Biggies Are…

Exterior Materials


Front Door


Garage Doors

Exterior Fixtures


Paint, Oh, Paint!?! 75

Selecting a Builder-and Then a Designer 77

Interview Your Builder

Call References

We Have a Winner!

Selecting Your Designer or Architect

Your Designer or Architect

Starting the Plans 105

Review Your Lifestyle and Plan Accordingly

Determine Your Square Footage

Master Plan

Sorry, No Can Do

The Importance of Furniture on Plans

Summary Page for Your Designer

Items to Address with Your Builder

The "Big Details" 145

About the Big Details

Getting Samples is a Must







Interior Doors

Celling Treatments

Wall Treatments


Light Fixtures


Glass and Mirrors


Window Treatments

Construction Begins 237

Paint 241

Prom 249

About the Author 253

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