2015

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!

Tap Filters Or Whole-House Systems? Answer These Questions To Find The Right Water Purifier For Your Home

29 June 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Water filters provide a convenient way to get rid of funny tastes in your home's water and ensure it's free of pollutants. Choosing whether to have a whole-home system installed or just use smaller tap filters can be difficult, since on the surface they can seem incredibly similar. Ask yourself these questions while you decide, and the answers should give you a better understanding of which option best suits you. Read More …

Helpful Tips For Getting Rid Of Condensation In Skylights

15 June 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Many homeowners enjoy skylights because they allow natural lighting into the home while maintaining privacy. However, sometimes homeowners wish they didn't have skylights because of all the problems they cause. One of the most challenging problems involves condensation, which could cause damage to personal property in the interior of the home, as well as structural damage. If you have skylights or would like to have them in your home, here are a few important things to understand. Read More …

How To Repair A Leaking Bathtub Faucet In 3 Steps

26 May 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If your bathtub faucet is leaking constantly, you are paying a higher water bill than you should have to. While many homeowners would rely on a professional plumber to repair a leaky bathtub faucet, this is one of the easiest types of leaks to repair on your own. Here is a step-by-step explanation of how you can repair a leaking bathroom faucet. Removing the Faucet Handles It may surprise you to learn that in most cases, you can repair a leaking bathtub faucet without removing the faucet itself. Read More …

Four Fabulous Green Roofs Found In American Cities

30 April 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If it's time for you to replace or upgrade the existing roof on your commercial structure, you should consider having a green roof installed. Green roofs function as rooftop gardens and involve many benefits, including: Providing insulation in winter Helping to keep building interiors cool in summer Providing habitat for local avian and beneficial insect life -- plant milkweed and watch the migrating monarch butterflies flock to your rooftop garden! Read More …

3 Not-So-Obvious Reasons For Sewage & Sewer Gas In Your Home

10 April 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

There's nothing worse than having problems with sewage and sewer gas inside your home. Sometimes, the cause is obvious: too much flushed down the toilet at once. But, there are times when the cause is not-so-obvious. Here are 3 examples. Flushable Wipes Stuck in Sewer Pumps Flushable wipes are being disposed of down toilets. They are made to fit through the drainage system, but end up getting stuck in sewer pumps. Read More …