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!

Simple Solutions To Clean And Maintain Your Asphalt Driveway

2 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Maintaining a house can be stressful and costly. However, it is an essential part of protecting your real estate investment. While you may already mow the grass and clean the inside of your home, maintaining your home's driveway is also important. The driveway's main purpose may be to park vehicles, but it is also an imperative part of your home's curb appeal and value. Considering that replacing a 1000-square foot driveway can cost up to $7,000, cleaning and maintaining your home's driveway is smart for preventing this costly and overwhelming update. Read More …

Lead Paint: What To Do If You Suspect Your Home Is Affected

5 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, if your home was constructed before 1978, there is a chance it contains lead paint. Even if your walls feature several layers of paint, there is still a chance the original paint contains lead. Lead paint poses a serious health risk, especially to children, pets and pregnant woman. If you suspect your home features lead paint, here are some tips on what to do next: Read More …

Minimalist Magic: How to Get the Luxurious Look of a Lifestyle Filled With Art & Light

17 May 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you love the idea a living without the clutter of traditional interior design schemes, minimalism is an ideal style for your home's decor. Although it has been a popular trend in recent years, some still confuse minimalism with stark, sterile, black and white rooms. Minimalist style is all about celebrating space with only a few items that are visually comfortable. This design style continues its popularity, with a twist—you personally curate the space, selecting only pieces that have depth of meaning and discard the rest. Read More …

Fireplace Trends for 2016

18 April 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Your fireplace may likely be the focal point of your room, but if the fireplace is old and worn, it can age the whole space with it. Conversely, remodeling the fireplace can breathe new life into the entire room. If you love the idea of remodeling your fireplace but don't have any idea as to what materials and style would look good, consider some of the newest fireplace trends. Here are a few that are expected to be popular in 2016. Read More …

Have An Electrician Check Your 1950s Home’s Breaker Panel When Installing A New AC Unit

28 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

In the 1950s, air conditioning wasn't as common as it is today, even though modern AC was invented all the way back in 1902 by Willis Carrier. As late as 1965, only 10 percent of homes in the United States had air conditioning. If you own a home that was built in the 50s and don't have an AC or heating unit, you may be tempted to install an air conditioner this summer. Read More …