Heidi Graves

When our family quickly began outgrowing our home, my husband and I couldn't decide whether to add onto our current home or move into a larger one. One day, when we were checking the local area looking for "home for sale" signs, we saw a sign we couldn't take our eyes off -- there was a large plot of land for sale for a great price in a great location. We had never thought of building our own home before, but after a little research, we realized that it wasn't as costly as we thought, especially considering the great deal we got on the land. The entire process was a learning experience, but thankfully, the building team was very pleasant and helpful. We now love our new home, and I am excited to share our experience on our new blog. I also plan to post many planning and construction tips!

3 Unexpected Benefits Of Storm Windows

1 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Homeowners in areas that are plagued by hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters know all to well the importance of storm windows. These specialized windows are designed to resist impact from flying debris. You may not think that your home can benefit from storm windows if you live in a geographic area that is not visited by severe storms on a regular basis. This simply isn't true. You can enjoy some unique and unexpected benefits when you opt to upgrade to storm windows in your home. Read More …

3 Tips For Restoring The Appearance Of Your Brick Home

16 December 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Brick homes have stood the test of time and earned the adoration of homeowners around the world with their qualities of beauty, strength, and durability. But even an exterior surface that is this revered can begin to show the effects of aging, weather, or environmental factors. Luckily there are steps homeowners can take to repair and restore the surface so that it can continue to protect your family for generations to come. Read More …

Three Advantages of Choosing to Install Vinyl Siding

8 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Does your home's exterior look less than ideal? Are you planning on getting your home fixed up next spring? In order to ensure that your home is as aesthetically pleasing as you want, it's definitely a good idea to start seriously planning and setting aside money towards the project as soon as possible. But in order to do that, you have to know exactly what you plan to do with your home. Read More …

Building A Custom Home? Understanding The Benefits Of Having A Land Survey

19 September 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building a custom home that you will enjoy living in for decades to come involves a lot of preparation before the actual construction begins. In most cases, a land survey is included in these preparations. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the importance of having a land survey completed before beginning a new construction project and may even consider opting out of doing so because of this lack of understanding. If you are preparing to have a custom home built and are unsure of whether you should order a land survey of the property before beginning the project, the following information will help you better understand why a land survey is beneficial for your situation. Read More …

3 Things You Need To Do After Your Home Has Been Damaged By Smoke & Water

10 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

After you have had a fire in your home, once the fire has been stopped, it is time for the clean-up process to begin. It is best to hire a professional company to help you with the process as cleaning up smoke and water damage is detailed process. Here are the first things that you need to do after your home is damaged by smoke and fire. Get Permission to Reenter Your Home Read More …