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!

Four Tips For Improving The Efficiency Of Your Furnace

29 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

As a homeowner, keeping your home warm throughout the winter is more than just being able to have a reliable furnace. You also want a furnace that is efficient so that you are not overpaying for your comfort. Often times this is more of a concern for people when it comes to their air conditioning. However, it's also a problem to be taken seriously during the winter since you want those extra savings to help start you off right in on the New Year and help with the holidays, as well. Read More …

Why Getting Your Land Surveyed Is Such An Important Thing To Do

25 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

As the owner of land, or as someone who is about to purchase land, you will need to consider having the area surveyed. Even if it was done many years ago, you just never know if there were any mistakes done at that time. The best thing you can do is to find your own trustworthy land survey company and hire them to do it for you. Not sure why this is such a big deal? Read More …

What To Know About The Rotten Egg Smell Coming From Your Septic Plumbing System

1 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Installing a septic tank system for your home is definitely a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and become more aware of water usage in the home. However, septic tank systems don't come without their fair share of problems, including that rotten egg smell that you thought only come from regular sewage systems. Here's what you need to know about it: It's a Gas: First off, that smell is a gas coming from the septic system. Read More …

2 Eco-Friendly Products That Home Builders Should Consider

18 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

More and more homeowners are concerned with running an energy efficient and eco-friendly property. Of course, when building a custom home, you want to use products that are manufactured in a sustainable manner, but that will also be efficient when it comes to running your home. That is, if you frame your house with cheap salvaged wood, it might not have the best insulation and you will end up using a lot of electricity over the years trying to compensate. Read More …

4 Great Reasons To Keep Our Wetlands Healthy

3 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It has only been relatively recent in the history of our country that wetlands were recognized as having value within local ecosystems. Previously, freshwater wetlands were simply considered wastelands to be filled in and paved over as much as possible. However, wetlands enhance the overall health of our environment in many ways, and regulatory agencies exist to ensure that their value isn't lost to overzealous development. That doesn't mean that some development, such as the construction of minor right-of-ways, isn't allowed, but it does mean development will have to have an extremely light impact on the health of the wetlands in questions. Read More …