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!

Three Things To Avoid To Get The Most Out Of Your Sealcoating Application

16 November 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Sealcoating is a great way to protect your parking lot, but this isn't the case all the time. There are a number of owner-initiated errors that can actually minimize the effects of the sealcoating. Here are just some of the things you should avoid if you want to get the greatest results out of your sealcoat application. Not Adhering To Traffic Restrictions You wouldn't walk on a fresh slab of concrete until it has had time to cure, so you want to keep this train of thought when it comes to your parking lot. Read More …

Want A House On A Hill With A Walk-Out Basement? Talk With An Engineer First

28 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to buy a ravine lot so you can have a walk out basement but you aren't sure if there is enough of a hill to get what you want, you want to meet with a civil engineer. There are a lot of factors that affect if you can do this with a piece of property or not. A civil engineer is best because they'll be able to look at many different aspects of building, and because they help advise you throughout the construction of your home. Read More …

Have You Always Dreamed About Living In A Cabin In The Mountains?

13 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Maybe you spent a few nights in rental cabin on your last vacation. Maybe you felt so at home there you did not want to leave. If you have always wanted a cabin in the woods, you should know you can have one if you choose the right architect. Designing the cabin that includes all the modern amenities you need for your comfort can be a lot of fun, especially when you work with a professional that has the experience to make your dream a reality. Read More …

5 Common Misconceptions About Rubber Roofing

29 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Rubber has become increasingly popular as a roofing material in recent years. However, many misconceptions remain about this material that deter homeowners from choosing it even when it's probably the best option.  The following are six common misconceptions of rubber roofing that you should be aware of if you're considering rubber for a roofing material: It will permanently smell bad. Many homeowners assume that a rubber roof will make their homes permanently smell like tires. Read More …

3 Tips To Prevent Your Shower Drain From Getting Clogged With Hair

11 September 2015
 Categories: , Blog

Like many people, you might find that hair gets caught in your shower drain all the time. This can be a particularly serious problem if you have long, thick hair. Not only does it look gross to have an accumulation of hair in your shower drain, but it can also cause serious plumbing clogs. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can prevent these clogs from happening. 1. Brush Your Hair Before You Shower Read More …