From hiring vendors to selecting fixtures, here's a step-by-step, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink blueprint for anyone planning to build their own ...Show synopsisFrom hiring vendors to selecting fixtures, here's a step-by-step, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink blueprint for anyone planning to build their own home. Expanded to include topics relevant to today's market, this guide contains design considerations for seniors, new energy efficient materials, wiring for communications/media, and "smart house" controls.Hide synopsis
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