2016

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!

Tracking Your Fire Alarm System’s Performance With Specialized Software

1 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Protecting family members from danger inside the home is a priority for many homeowners. In order to ensure that a house fire doesn't cause injury or death, access to a functional fire alarm system is a must. Many homeowners think that the installation of smoke detectors can provide sufficient protection, but these devices only work when properly maintained. Relying on specialized software to help you monitor your home's fire alarm system can be beneficial. Read More …

Don’t Forget to Do These Three Things After a Flood

9 November 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Cleaning up after a flood is a big task, and sometimes things get forgotten. In addition to drying out your home and getting your carpets cleaned, here are three things you need to do after a flood to make your home healthy and safe for you and your family to live in. Disinfect Everything Floods can cause an increase in communicable diseases, depending on the source of the water. Flooding caused by hurricanes and other natural disasters can cause water to become contaminated with chemicals, biological fluids, animals wastes, and other disease-causing elements, all of which may find their way onto your walls, floors, and counters as the water flows through your home. Read More …

Landlord Tips: Keep Your Rental in Tip-Top Shape Year-Round

6 October 2016
 Categories: , Articles

There are many benefits to take advantage of by making sure that your rental home stays in optimal shape all year, such as the ability to save money on repairs and the opportunity to keep tenants happy so they'll stay longer and keep paying their rent on time. There are a variety of things you can do to keep your home protected throughout the years. Here are some important pointers to consider. Read More …

Need A New Fence And Gate? Benefits Of Choosing Custom Wrought Iron

6 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you need a new fence and gate to place around your property, you should choose a custom fence and gate. Having them custom made looks much better than traditional fences and gates that are mass produced. Custom gates and fences are made by hand, which makes them higher quality. They can also increase the value of your home. Besides choosing custom, wrought iron is a good choice in materials. Below are some benefits of choosing this material so you can determine if this is something that would be right for your home. Read More …

Simple Solutions To Clean And Maintain Your Asphalt Driveway

2 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Maintaining a house can be stressful and costly. However, it is an essential part of protecting your real estate investment. While you may already mow the grass and clean the inside of your home, maintaining your home's driveway is also important. The driveway's main purpose may be to park vehicles, but it is also an imperative part of your home's curb appeal and value. Considering that replacing a 1000-square foot driveway can cost up to $7,000, cleaning and maintaining your home's driveway is smart for preventing this costly and overwhelming update. Read More …