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!

Reasons Water Dispenser And Ice Maker In Refrigerator Are Not Working

29 December 2015
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If your refrigerator's water dispenser and ice maker are not working, you may need to hire a plumber to help you fix it. The problem is probably caused by an issue with the hose connecting your water supply to the refrigerator. If this hose is not properly connected and functioning correctly, your water dispenser and ice maker will not be able to get the water needed to operate. Here are two problems that might be causing this issue in your home. Read More …

Bushes That Can Create Some Privacy To Go With The Security Of Your Chain Link Fance

30 November 2015
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A chain link fence is an inexpensive and low maintenance way to protect your property or keep your pets and children safe. However, it doesn't add much in the way of privacy for your yard. A great way to fix this is to plant bushes along the fence line. Over the next few years, they will grow up into a nice, visual barrier without requiring a lot in the way of maintenance or putting a burden on your budget. Read More …

After The Weather Outside Is Frightful, A Damaged Road Is Not Delightful!

2 November 2015
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Winter can be a magical time of the year. Snow falls and holidays are here. But when winter hits, roads sustain a great amount of damage. This is why you see a lot of road construction happening in spring, after all of the ice and snow melts away from the ground. Many people don't realize why winter weather causes so much damage to the road. Here are three common winter weather conditions and why they are so damaging to the roads. Read More …

Strange And Wonderful Plumbing Facts From History

21 November 2014
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If you've suffered from a recent plumbing issue, you may have spent some time bemoaning how expensive or difficult it is to fix. Or perhaps you often wonder why your plumbing system isn't advanced enough to handle all of the tasks you throw at it. Compared to history, today's toilet and water systems are where it's at. Throughout history, a very strange and interesting range of indoor plumbing was used. Outlined here are several strange and wonderful ancient plumbing facts that will make you grateful for modern systems. Read More …

2 Issues That Cause Your Garage Door To Cycle Slowly

19 November 2014
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Whether you're running errands, taking your kids to school, or heading to work, you begin your daily commuting with the same task—cycling your garage door. For the past several years, your garage door has functioned flawlessly. However, it's now beginning to cycle slower each day. Instead of letting your garage door delay your daily tasks, inspect it for these potential issues and perform or arrange for the necessary repairs: Overworked Torsion Springs Read More …