2014

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!

Street Sweeping And The Winter Holidays: What You Need To Know

24 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Street sweeping plays an important role in increasing the longevity of a road and improving its safety. It helps remove debris, such as sticks and oil that can harm the asphalt or people driving on the road. While street sweeping is done year round, there are a few things that make the winter holidays a bit different for street sweepers. Here are a few things that you need to be aware of regarding street sweeping and the holidays. Read More …

Choosing The Right Replacement Siding For Your Home

24 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you purchase an older home with exterior walls consisting of materials other than sturdy masonry such as brick, stone or concrete, you may need to upgrade the siding of the structure. Sturdy masonry protects your home from the effects of the sun and inclement weather. If you have never purchased siding before and want to avoid installing expensive, high-maintenance wood material, the following guide can help you determine when it is time to remove dated siding and choose the right replacement product. Read More …

Strange And Wonderful Plumbing Facts From History

21 November 2014
 Categories: , Articles

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 …

4 Environmentally Friendly Pool Supplies You Need For Your Green Home

20 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Are you making an effort to "go green" at home and at work? It's an admirable choice, and an increasingly popular one, as more people become aware of the way society has been harming the environment. If you have a swimming pool, discovering "green" swimming pool supplies may be an area that has been somewhat challenging for you. After all, unless you want to pay a fortune for a salt water pool, there seems to be few other choices for keeping your pool clean and comfortable other than chemicals and appliances that use a lot of power. Read More …

2 Cheap, Creative Ways To Insulate And Decorate Your Windows For The Winter Holidays

19 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Since almost one-third of your heat flies out your windows, you may be looking for inexpensive ways to insulate them for cold days. However, you may also want to do so in a way that will add a decorative touch to your home, especially during the winter holidays. Below are two cheap, creative ways to both insulate and decorate your windows for the season. Newspaper Between Sheets Of Gift Wrap Read More …