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So you are thinking about spending substantial money to add and remodel your present house. But should you? Or would it be better to tear down the house and start over. What guidelines are there to make a decision?

In Miami-Dade County, including all municipalities, any building other than non-residential farm buildings, single family residence, duplexes and all other buildings with an occupant load of ten (10) or less and two thousand (2,000) square feet or less in area, must be...

1. Look at the required setbacks. Before doing anything, look at the zoning code of the city or the county (if you live in an unincorporated area) in which you reside.

Whenever I go anywhere I notice the space. I doubt other people are as aware of the space they inhabit as those in the construction industry. For us, space does matter! Architects in particular live, breathe, talk space. It’s been a century since we were an agraria...

When I was a child unlike most Cubans, my family lived in the north – Missouri, New Hampshire, Alabama, and Georgia. We would come to Miami all the time on vacation, sometimes twice a year. I used to visit all my Cuban exile relatives. Everybody lived in a modest hou...

One of the trends in home design is a larger Laundry/Utility Room. Instead of just a place for the washer and dryer, it is becoming a place to have a work area.

This article should serve as information for anyone interested in buying property in Miami or Realtors who are helping a client look for a property. I know many buyers in Miami are from foreign countries which may have completely different rules regarding land use.

Sometimes a particular remodeling or addition to a home can get you more in value than the actual cost of the item.

Most of the zoning codes in the Miami area are based on mathematical equations, except for the City of Miami. The City of Miami Zoning Code is a form-based code. This means they are trying to achieve a look to the city. With most mathematical codes the larger the...

Include cross-ventilation in the design. There is not need to air-condition a house all-year around. Including windows on several walls of a room will reduce the need for air-conditioning throughout most of the year.

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