Rock Ash is the owner of Ash Homes and author of the Bentonville Home Building Guide. Rock has been building award winning homes for 25 years with hundreds of satisfied home owners all across Norther California.

Steps to Building Your Own Home

There are more steps to building your own home today than ever. The new changes require much more research and shopping than in the past. New innovations in energy efficient, green housing have created many choices in materials. The advancements in electronics and a vast array of electric appliances have increased the need for electrical…

Luxury Custom Home Building Plans

How can one find luxury custom home building plans on line? The answer is one doesn’t! One may find plans for a really nice home on line, but to create a true luxury custom home you must have your own unique plans created by a true artist of an architect. The procedure for building a…

How Much Will it Cost to Build a Luxury Home

If you want a special home but wonder how much it will cost to build a luxury home, you may be pleasantly surprised by our research. While most luxury homes cost seven figures, usually one to five million, there is nothing in the definition of luxury home that specifically states that a luxury home must…

Building a Home on a Budget?

Long ago, before there were building inspectors or home loans, our forefathers went out into the wilderness, and put up a log cabin in a day and didn’t even have to think about building a home on a budget. That cabin however, had no electrical wiring, and no plumbing. There was no HVAC or ductwork.…

New Construction Single Family House

New Construction of a single family house is an act of creation. Architects enjoy creating unique and unusual home plans, but only a few of these types of designs ever get built. Unfortunately most new homes do not include a lot of creativity. Home builders and contractors repeatedly build tract houses with the same tired…

How Much Does It Cost To Build a Luxury Home

The first point in discussing the  cost to build a luxury/home mansion is that by definition, construction cost and size have nothing to do with defining true luxury. While many of those builders who would claim the title of ‘luxury mansion home builder’ believe that a mansion/luxury home is defined as a home of over…

Steps Required for a Home Construction Loan

The steps required for a home construction loan may vary according to your specific situation, and how you plan to build your home. Each situation seems to have its own Achilles’ heel. Bad credit, no savings, low income, self employment, unsteady income sources, and frequent job changes are all elements in your life which could…

House Building Steps for Construction

House building steps for construction are sometimes a mystery to homebuyers but the concepts are relatively simple. Weather plays a large part in the order of operations and the type of construction that will work in a climate vary as well. The order of steps varies with climate and individual builders. It’s generally wise to…

Choosing a Lot in a New Home Community

There are many things to consider when choosing a lot in a new home community. Choosing the right community for your family, then choosing the right area within the community, and finally the specific lot is a process of gradually narrowing your choices to a decision. In addition to this decision you will choose a…

How to Build a New Home

With all the new materials and techniques available, it is more important than ever to consider how to build a new home. Residential construction has become a rapidly changing field, full of new technology. Before building a new home, you should research thoroughly to discover the best materials available. For more information on home planning,…