Never Be Afraid to Build Your Dream Home

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!

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 …

Steel Building Tips for Safe Cleaning

7 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

A pre-engineered steel building placed on your commercial property is a good choice if you need to store merchandise, vehicles, or construction equipment. These buildings have a wide variety of benefits. They can be erected in days if the building is small enough, and the construction costs an average of $12 to $18 per square foot. This cost is compared to $20 to $40 per square foot if a stud or post framed building is constructed. Read More …

Tackling An Exterior Victorian Paint Project? What You Should Know About Gingerbread Trim

10 February 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Taking on an exterior painting job on a Victorian home can be challenging. Unlike more clean-lined modern structures, most Victorians have a decorative, and somewhat frilly, gingerbread trim. The most elaborate designs use a multitude of colors and shapes that give these homes their "turn of the 20th century" personality. Below is a basic explanation of gingerbread trim and three common places you might find it. Gingerbread Trim Defined The name may come from the trim's similarity to a gingerbread cookie decorated with swirls of frosting and colorful candies. Read More …

3 Tips For Transforming Your Living Room Into The Industrial Look

26 January 2016
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The industrial look is a theme that is becoming extremely popular today in homes, restaurants, and businesses. If you really love this look and are considering remodeling your home, you may want to incorporate it into your remodeling project. You can use this look in any room in your home; however, a good place to start is with your living room. Here are some tips to consider using as you plan to give your living room an industrial look. Read More …

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 …