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!

Lead Is A Toxic Substance To People

15 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Lead used to be used in everything from paint to children's toys to gasoline. However, it has now phased out of almost everything because it is toxic and can cause serious neurological and physical problems in a person, especially children. Those problems can include stunted growth, low IQ, hearing loss, and developmental delays. In general, lead poisoning builds up slowly, so it's hard to see an immediate change. Sources of Lead Read More …

Stylish Design Ideas for Your Concrete Patio

8 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Concrete lasts a long time with very little maintenance—you already know that. But did you know that when concrete does need some maintenance, it's generally relatively simple to fix? What's more, you can easily update an old patio with a concrete overlay. In other words, a concrete patio could easily last through the entire tenure in your house. As you plan your patio, don't picture a simple concrete slab; instead, dream big about your patio's design. Read More …

Bow Vs. Bay Windows

5 August 2016
 Categories: , Blog

Bow and bay windows seem like very similar windows. However, they have characteristics that are different enough to where it can still be difficult to choose between one and another. They will both give you a much more unique and beautiful window than what you would have with a traditional window, but there are some differences in how they look and how they are designed. The Design Of Each Window Read More …

How To Deal With Fluctuating Heating Oil Prices

5 August 2016
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If you're new to heating oil -- maybe you just moved here from an area that uses a different fuel for winter heating, for example -- you may have gotten alarmed by stories about the ups and downs of prices and supplies. You will have to keep an eye on prices as winter approaches, but there are ways to make price increases sting less and to take advantage of price decreases. Read More …

Five Things That You Need To Know About Chimney Swifts

22 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Chimney swifts are one of the many types of wildlife that may take refuge in your chimney. Their main purpose for invading your chimney is to nest. Following are five things that you need to know if your chimney is providing a home for a nesting pair of chimney swifts and their feathered families.  They Can't Perch  If you have ever wondered why chimney swifts don't simply build their nests in tree branches and other horizontal surfaces like other birds, it's because chimney swifts lack the ability to perch. Read More …