Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

Can You Use A CFL Bulb For The Garage Door Opener?

1 June 2015
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In a push to become more energy efficient, many homeowners are looking for ways to cut down on the resources they use. One method that some homeowners are using is to replace the regular incandescent bulb in their garage door openers with a compact fluorescent light bulb. Whether or not you can do this and save depends on several factors. Why Should You Use CFLs? Compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs, are energy efficient bulbs that consume far less energy than the normal incandescent lights that are more commonly used. Read More …

Three Things You Will Want To Know About Adding Grey Water Irrigation To Your Home

15 May 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to have green technologies integrated into your home, grey water is a great source of water. This is the water that comes from things like your shower or dishwasher. It does not contain sewage or black wastewater, which makes it suitable for many non-potable uses. It can be used for irrigation of your landscaping, but this is not the only use for grey water. Here are some things that you will want to know before you decide to add grey water systems to your home: Read More …

Keeping Cool And Cutting Costs This Summer

29 April 2015
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After a winter spent watching your furnace drive your energy costs through the roof, spring is a nice respite, full of mild temperatures and plans for the coming summer. Unfortunately, summer also means a return to towering energy costs as you struggle to keep from melting during the hottest parts of the day. Preparing early will give you a chance to put measures in place which will not only keep you cool, but keep your energy costs down in the process. Read More …

4 New Home Building Steps You Won’t Regret Taking

14 April 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Many families are opting to build a house themselves, rather than settle for one that doesn't ideally suit their needs. Yet, there are countless families that wish they had gone about the new home's planning process differently. It's hard to consider all the things you will want and need in your house 30 years from now. To help you avoid common planning mistakes for your new home, the following guide has been provided. Read More …

Nosy Neighbors: How To Add Some Privacy To Your Property

31 March 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

American homes are becoming bigger.  In fact, in 2014, the average newly built home was over 2,400 square feet. This is almost 1,000 square feet more than the average houses that were constructed in 1992.  Yet, as houses become larger, lots have gotten smaller.  For instance, the average lot is over 1,000 square feet smaller than it was from 1992 through 1995.  Since your neighbors are closer than ever, you might want to add some privacy to your property. Read More …