Reasons to Go Green in 2014

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by
Reasons to Go Green in 2014

As pollution, habitat destruction, and even personal health become larger concerns in the United States, green construction has become more and more popular. Going green doesn’t force you to sacrifice style, and when you work with an experienced team of architects and builders like Design Build Team, it’s a lot easier than you think.

Here are a few of the many reasons to choose environmentally-friendly and natural building materials:

Green homes generally use 30 – 50 percent energy than traditional homes, saving you countless dollars. Using recycled materials decreases deforestation, …
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Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Architect

Posted on December 11th, 2013 by
Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Architect

When building a custom home, one of the most important members of the team is the architect. Finding a certified architect may seem like a daunting task because the choice should be carefully considered. Here are three questions you should ask any architect before hiring them:

Who will actually design the project? While there are individual architects who market and design their own projects, it is much likelier that a design firm will handle the task. Ensure that you are able to speak to the actual designer for the best …
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Budget-Friendly Building Tips to Get You Started

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by
Design Build Team Kansas City

Building a home can seem like an incredibly expensive proposition, and sometimes it is. However, custom built homes don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, and they can be much more practical in the long run, especially for families or individuals who work from home. Follow these basic tips for coming in under budget when building your new home.

Set a Budget Before you do anything – before building even begins – you need to set a realistic budget for building. Set a cap for …
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